On 2nd February 2021, South Asia’s leading hospitality company Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) announced new appointments to the company. 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. Gaurav and Parveen 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 recognize and cultivate talent from within the organization. We also thank RenuBasu 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.”
Parveen Chanderkumar has earlier experience in Taj hotel where he worked as Area Director- West India and General Manager. Parveen 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.
Gaurav brings with him three decades years of rich experience in Operations and has held a number of critical roles, the most recent beheading operations for key markets in the Northern region. Gaurav is known for his decision-making ability, commitment, and passion for his work.
In their new roles, Gaurav and Parveen will be responsible for executing IHCL’s strategy for long term growth whilst further strengthening the Company’s market and brand leadership position.