Bernard Martyris, Chief of Human Resources of
VFS Global, has been appointed Group Chief Human Resources Officer
of Kuoni Group, the 109-year-old Switzerland-headquartered
multinational travel service provider.
Kuoni Group is VFS Global’s parent company and
one of the world’s leading travel services companies.
In this role, Mr. Martyris is responsible for
the overall group’s HR strategy, leadership development, and
talent and performance management. Mr. Martyris joined VFS Global
in 2004 and led the corporate HR function of Kuoni Group on an
interim basis from 2013 till the beginning of 2015.
be based in Dubai from where he will concurrently continue in his
current VFS Global role.
This move comes as part of
amendments made to the management structure of the Kuoni Group as
part of the accelerated implementation of the group’s strategy. As
part of this strategy, the three divisions of Kuoni Group will be
made more autonomous and accountable for their respective
Mr. Martyris has over 35 years of experience
in handling human resources and over two decades of experience in
the hospitality industry. He has held long standing senior
management positions at the Oberoi Group and at the Taj Group of
Hotels. Through his association with the Tata Group, Mr. Martyris
also served as an independent director on the board of Tata Coffee
On the international front Bernard was the first
Indian HR professional to be invited to join the HR Council of the
Conference Board of USA, which includes the top HR professionals
of Fortune 500 companies. Additionally between 2007 and 2009, Mr. Martyris held the position of Chairman of the HR Committee of the
Bombay Chamber of Commerce.
Mr Martyris graduated from
Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) in 1976.
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