Arun Paliwal, Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), Leisure Hotels Group
Leisure Hotels Group (LHG), an experiential luxury resort chain in North India and the largest across the state of Uttarakhand has appointed Mr. Arun Paliwal and Mr. Kumud Joshi as their Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and Head – Learning & Development (L&D) respectively to further strengthen and nurture key talent across its verticals.
Vibhas Prasad, Director, Leisure Hotels Group commented on the appointments, “We are delighted to welcome Arun and Kumud to embark on this journey with us. With a current workforce comprising more than 1,000 associates, we are resolute in our commitment to foster gender diversity through our hiring practices. By 2024, we anticipate a remarkable 30% increase in hirings due to a robust product pipeline, and we remain dedicated to building a diverse & talented pool of professionals.”
“Our focus lies in providing extensive learning, training, and development opportunities for our employees to excel. We have always led with a people-first strategy and believe, Mr. Paliwal and Mr. Joshi’s expertise will be instrumental in fostering a team truly reflects the vision and values of Leisure Hotels Group.” he further added.
An ardent HR professional, Arun has a rich experience of over 15 years in the industry. Prior to joining Leisure Hotels Group, he has been associated with many leading hospitality brands such as Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, Lemon Tree Hotels, and Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG). Most recently, Arun was leading the HR functions at Six Senses Vana, Dehradun as their Director of Human Resources.
Arun holds a master’s in business administration (M.B.A) degree from ICFAI National College, Udaipur and has a proven track record in effective talent management for the organisation’s steady growth. He has vast experience in nurturing talent including employees with special abilities. He is steadfast on developing a healthy work environment to enhance employee efficiency & lifecycle.
Kumud will take over the Learning & Development team and has a meritorious experience having worked with some of the renowned hospitality brands such as Hyatt Regency (New Delhi), The Leela Hotels & Resorts (Goa), Marriott International (Pune), Academy of Culinary Arts (Kathmandu) and Frankfinn (Pune). With a diverse career spanning over 15 years in the industry, his valuable expertise and an excellent foundation in hotel operations and hospitality training make him the ideal choice for this important role.
Born and brought up in Uttarakhand, Kumud comes with a strong education background, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from IGNOU and a Hotel Management graduate from the Institute of Hotel Management (IHM) Lucknow. In his new role at Leisure Hotels Group, he will be responsible for developing and executing strategies that track and assess the learning curve of all employees and bridge any gaps with custom training programs.