IHCL appoints new Senior Vice Presidents for HR and Sales & Marketing
Gaurav Pokhariyal and Parveen Chander Kumar will be taking over these leadership roles from industry and IHCL stalwarts, Dr. P V Murthy and Renu Basu, respectively, as they retire after a successful stint at the Company.
Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) announces organisational leadership changes. Gaurav Pokhariyal has been appointed as Senior Vice President & Global Head – Human Resources and Parveen Chander Kumar has been appointed as Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing. Pokhariyal and Kumar will be taking over these leadership roles from industry and IHCL stalwarts, Dr. P V Murthy and Renu Basu, respectively, as they retire after a successful stint at the Company.
Speaking about these developments, Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IHCL stated, “We are delighted to welcome Gaurav and Parveen on board and believe that their expertise will help IHCL continue on its journey of excellence. These developments are in line with our commitment to recognise and cultivate talent from within the organisation. We also thank Renu Basu and Dr. Murthy for their invaluable contributions, and are positive that we will continue to benefit from their knowledge, and experience in the future as well.”
In their new roles, Pokhariyal and Kumar will join the Executive Committee (ExCom) of IHCL.
Gaurav Pokhariyal brings with him three decades years of rich experience in Operations and has held a number of critical roles, the most recent being heading operations for key markets in the Northern region. He is known for his decision making ability, commitment and passion towards his work.
With three decades of expertise in Operations, Kumar has successfully led key positions across marquee IHCL hotels, including those in the Western region. A formidable executer, his customer-centric focus is one of his key strengths.
Both, Pokhariyal and Kumar are alumni of the Glion Institute of Higher Education, Switzerland, and IHM Pusa.
In their new roles, they will be responsible for executing IHCL’s strategy for long term growth whilst further strengthening the Company’s market and brand leadership position.