Amrita Bhalla Biography

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Amrita is an accomplished senior HR executive with over 20 years of experience. Her background includes executive HR roles in the luxury hospitality industry with the following brands: Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts; Oberoi Hotels and Resorts; and Belmond Hotels (formerly known as Orient Express). Prior to starting her career in the hospitality industry, Amrita worked in HR consulting with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Amrita has lived and worked in Canada, Bermuda, United Kingdom, Thailand and India. Her geographic work experience also includes the U.S., Middle East and the Caribbean.

In 2015, Amrita founded A.B. Consulting, specializing in HR advisory services for clients across a multitude of sectors, including hospitality and tourism. A.B Consulting specializes in the areas of performance management, talent engagement and retention, learning and development, strategic planning and service standards development. Amrita is also a mentor for Ignite Bermuda, an accelerator focused on developing local entrepreneurial talent.

Amrita is a member of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), Board Member for the Caribbean Hospitality and Tourism Association Education Fund (CHTAEF) and a member of the People Development Committee for the CHTA. She is also on the Advisory Board for Women in Tourism and Hospitality (WITH.org).

She joined the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism at Ryerson University in 2015, teaching Human Resources Management and Organizational Behaviour. Amrita holds a Masters in Industrial Relations (MIR) and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Queens University.