13th July 2010, New Delhi, India: The Oberoi Group has announced the appointment of Ms. Amrita Bhalla as Executive Vice President, Human Resources. Effective 19th July 2010, Ms. Bhalla will be responsible for The Group's global human resources function including the Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development.
Ms. Bhalla will be responsible to Mr. P.R.S. Oberoi, Chairman, The Oberoi Group. She will also work closely with Mr. Liam Lambert, President, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts and Mr. Rattan Keswani, President, Trident Hotels. She will be based at The Group's Corporate Office in New Delhi.
Ms. Bhalla's experience in global human resources spans across North America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Most recently, Ms. Bhalla was the Director, Recruitment and Development for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, based at their Corporate Office in Toronto, Canada. She was responsible for senior management recruitment and learning and development.
Prior to joining Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in 2005, Ms. Bhalla spent three years in the Global Human Resources consulting practice with PricewaterhouseCoopers Bermuda. From 2000 to 2002, Ms. Bhalla was a Partner in Lewis Companies Inc., a boutique executive search firm based in Toronto, Canada. Prior to that, Ms. Bhalla worked in HR consulting for PricewaterhouseCoopers Toronto. Her areas of expertise include HR strategy and technology, organisational development, performance management, recruitment, learning, compensation and employee relations.
Ms. Bhalla graduated from Queen's University, Kingston, Canada with a Masters degree in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management (MIR). Ms. Bhalla has also obtained the Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) certification.
Mr. P.R.S. Oberoi, Chairman, The Oberoi Group said, "On behalf of The Oberoi Group, I welcome Ms. Amrita Bhalla. I am confident she will provide excellent direction to our Human Resources initiatives."
Ms. Amrita Bhalla said, "I am delighted to join The Oberoi Group and look forward to evolving the human resources portfolio for The Group's most important asset - its people. It is great to be joining an organisation that understands the true value in the alignment of business growth and development with employee growth and development - The Oberoi Way."