Gaurav Pokhariyal

Executive Vice President
Human Resources
Gaurav Pokhariyal is currently designated as the Executive Vice President – Human Resources at the Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL). An industry veteran, Gaurav brings to the table three decades of prolific hands-on experience and an in-depth understanding of operational as well as people processes. In his current role, he handles all people operations at IHCL with a focus on strategic and innovative initiatives relating to organizational culture, business excellence, people enablement and employee centricity.
Gaurav has essayed a number of critical roles along his journey such as General Manager – The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai, Area Director – New Delhi & GM – Taj Palace, New Delhi and Senior Vice President – Operations, North.

An alumnus of IHM PUSA, he also holds an MBA in International Hospitality – Marketing and Innovation from the Glion Institute of Higher Education, Switzerland.

Gaurav’s diverse skill set includes a focus on operational excellence and process orientation as well as people management. His passion towards his work drives him to consistently innovate in order to stay ahead of the curve. He has an innate understanding of people and enjoys getting the best out of them.