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VFS Global Strengthens its Commitment to Sustainability and People Management with Strategic Appointments
 
• Dr. Elena Primikiri joins as Head of ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) function
• Nirbhik Goel joins as Deputy Chief Human Resources Officer
• Bapsy Dastur, General Counsel and Head of Corporate Risk, Compliance & Legal joins the Executive Board of VFS Global 
 
August 02, 2021:  In view of the increasing importance of Sustainability and the Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives, VFS Global has appointed its first-ever dedicated Head of ESG. Dr. Elena Primikiri joined VFS Global in June 2021, based in Dubai, UAE and reporting directly to the CEO, Zubin Karkaria. Elena will be responsible for increasing the sustainability components and ESG initiatives of VFS Global – from strategy formulation and implementation to operational control – to accomplish the goals set in her capacity as Head of ESG. 
 
A Greek national, Elena has done her PhD. in Environmental Technology, University of Michigan, where she also received her Master of Science degree, and a Master in Design Studies in Environmental Design, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA.
 
Elena brings with her a rich experience of 15 years in the consulting and banking sector. She has spent the last six months as a Senior Consultant of Sustainability in Sustainability Excellence, delivering sustainable strategies and action plans for clients in the GCC region. Prior to that, she was in ECHMES, a consulting firm in Greece, where she was Executive, Senior Business Consultant on Sustainability developing and implementing strategic operations and business development strategies for her clients on sustainability and ESG reporting. Her significant experience stems also from her ten years as a Director of Sustainable Banking at one of Greece's leading banks, Piraeus Bank, where she helped built the bank's sustainability strategy, action plan, and sustainable products and services.
 
Nirbhik Goel joined the company in July as Deputy Chief Human Resources Officer and is based out of Dubai. Reporting to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Bernard Martyris, Nirbhik will be responsible for streamlining the HR function, ensuring greater operational synergies between the HR function across all regions and support the CHRO in strategic HR matters and policy development.
 
A Human Resources professional with experience in leading the HR function globally for renowned service sector companies, including Hospitality (hotels) and Financial Services, Nirbhik brings with him strong experience in several key HR functional areas such as Talent Management, Succession Planning, Learning and Development, Performance Management, and Coaching and Mentoring. He has led large HR teams across multiple locations and been responsible for managing substantial HR budgets.
 
In his previous roles, Nirbhik has worked as Managing Director and Global Strategic HR Business Partner for the CIO and Global Head of Operations at AIG based in the headquarters at New York; Managing Director and Head of HR-India at Barclays; and Vice President and Divisional Head of Human Resources for South West Asia at Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Most recently he held the position of Executive Vice President and CHRO at The Oberoi Group of Hotels. 
Nirbhik has completed his Masters in Sociology, a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management from NMIMS, Mumbai and also holds a Diploma in Business Administration and Hotel Management.  
 
These appointments come close after Bapsy Dastur’s appointment as General Counsel and Head of Corporate Risk, Compliance & Legal last year. Bapsy was inducted to the Executive Board of VFS Global in 2021, as the first woman board member. A qualified solicitor, Bapsy has a rich career experience in the legal, compliance and risk fields with diverse industry experience across Middle East, South East Asia, Africa and Australia. Prior to joining VFS Global, Bapsy held senior positions that include General Counsel and Chief Legal officer at Stolt-Nielsen M. S. Ltd, General Counsel, Head – Legal & Integrity, IMA, ABB, and Senior Regional Counsel – MEA & India with General Electric International Inc.


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Posted on : Monday, August 2, 2021  2:23:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
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