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Nirbhik Goel is New EVP-HR of Oberoi Group

After serving as Global HR Business Partner at AIG in Greater New York City area for about 3 years, Nirbhik Goel has now joined the Oberoi Group as the EVP-HR and will be leading the HR operations in the company at New Delhi.


An alumnus of Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Goel comes with a total experience of 28 years in the HR function.


Nirbhik has served as Chief Human Resources Officer and a Business Partner to CEOs and Executive Committee members in India, UAE and USA.

His responsibilities have included developing and driving the business's people agenda and aiming for a more effective human capital strategy to anticipate and add value to the evolving business needs, to advance the firm's competitive advantage. He has been responsible for organizations of upto 15,000 employees across 76 countries and led a team of upto 150 HR professionals.

He has deep experience in developing and embedding cultural frameworks, organization restructures, talent development and workforce planning leveraging human capital data to support better decision making. He is also an expert on providing diagnostics and assessments to advise on people-related issues, maximizing effective leadership dynamics and helping the team or individual achieve maximum potential to achieve business results.

He has broad experience across Hospitality and Financial Services and spent the last few years focusing on Operations and Technology areas. In his various roles, he has been responsible for developing the senior leadership pipeline, institutionalizing the talent and performance management philosophy and conceptualising and implementing the learning and career frameworks.

Nirbhik is a regular panellist and industry speaker on building inclusive cultures, fostering talent for Hospitality and Technology, emotional intelligence and diversity and inclusion.