JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar has appointed Aparna Passi as director – human resources. She will be in charge of HR policies, and will drive employee performance, with an aim to achieving corporate goals and objectives.
Passi, who is a postgraduate in hospitality and administration from The Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development, started her career with Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, as assistant manager – Ban Thai, in July 2007. By the time she quit the Group in 2010, she was the assistant food & beverage manager at Trident Bandra Kurla, Mumbai.
It was in 2011 that she joined Marriott International as departmental trainer. In a year’s time, she was promoted to the role of catering sales manager.
She returned to the Oberoi Hotels & Resorts in 2012 as training manager. Over a period of five years, she climbed to the position of senior manager – human resources. She was responsible for formulating the manpower budget and optimum strategy. She also developed talent acquisition strategies to select the most suitable talent for the Group.
Her next assignment was as assistant general manager – human resources – senior HRBP, Kalpataru.
Before joining Marriott International, she was director (entrepreneur), Third Arm Consulting.
Passi holds a postgraduate certification in human resources, HRM from XLRI Jamshedpur. A graduate from the Institute of Hotel Management, Gwalior, Passi is known to be a good public speaker, who is efficient at planning and budgeting among other things.