Prithviraj Singh Oberoi
The President, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil presenting the Padma Vibhushan to Shri P.R.S. Oberoi, at an Investiture-I Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on May 05, 2008.jpg
The President, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil presenting the Padma Vibhushan to Shri P.R.S. Oberoi, at an Investiture-I Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on May 05, 2008.
Born
EducationSt. Paul's School, Darjeeling
OccupationChairman of Oberoi Group
ChildrenVikram S. Oberoi (son);
Natasha (daughter);
Anastasia (daughter)
Parent(s)Mohan Singh Oberoi (father)
AwardsPadma Vibushan in 2008

Prithviraj Singh "Biki" Oberoi (born 1929) is the Executive Chairman of the 9,991 crore (US$1.3 billion) EIH Limited (formerly East India Hotels), the flagship company of India’s The Oberoi Group, which runs a chain of luxury hotels, The Trident hotels and Oberoi Hotels & Resorts.,[1] the third largest hospitality chain in India.[2]

In 2008, the Government of India awarded Oberoi with the Padma Vibushan, India's second-highest civilian honour, in recognition of his exceptional service to the country.[3][4] Popularly known as "Biki",[5] in 2002 he took over as the Chairman of EIH Limited with the death of Mohan Singh Oberoi, his father and the founding chairman of The Oberoi group, and remained CEO of EIH Ltd until 2013.[6]

Oberoi was educated at St. Paul's School, Darjeeling, India, and later the United Kingdom and Switzerland. He has served as a Director of Jet Airways (India) Limited since March 29, 2004. Oberoi is a graduate in Hotel management from Lausanne, Switzerland.[7] In 2010, he was recognised as the “Corporate Hotelier of the World” by Hotels magazine.[8]

He has a son, Vikram, CEO and Managing Director of EIH, and two daughters.[2] At 89, he continues to live at the Oberoi Farm house-cum-office on the outskirts of Delhi. [9]He has a nephew, Arjun Oberoi. He currently looks after the project development and is designated as the Managing Director-Development.

In June 2022, Oberoi was recognized by the International Hospitality Institute on the Global 100 in Hospitality as one of the 100 Most Powerful People in Global Hospitality.[10][11]

References

  1. ^ "EIH Chairman: Founders Have No Plans to Sell Stake". Wall Street Journal.
  2. ^ a b "Biki Oberoi names son Vikram as successor". The Times of India. April 11, 2011. Retrieved 2015-10-11.
  3. ^ "Persons: P.R.S Oberoi". Wall Street Journal.
  4. ^ "Padma Awards Directory (1954–2013)" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2015-10-15. ()
  5. ^ "Oberoi Hotels and Resorts website".
  6. ^ "PRS Oberoi Is New EIH Chairman".
  7. ^ "Prithvi Raj Singh Oberoi: Executive Profile & Biography". Businessweek. Retrieved 2015-10-11.
  8. ^ "R S Oberoi, Chairman, Oberoi Hotels & Resort Group awarded '2010 Corporate Hotelier of the World' award".
  9. ^ Prince Mathews Thomas (October 13, 2014). "Leadership Awards 2014: Mr. Hospitality: PRS 'Biki' Oberoi has made guests' comfort his priority". Forbes India Magazine. Retrieved 2015-10-11.
  10. ^ Dundas, Guy (2022-07-14). "LATTE Columnist gains global hospitality recognition". LATTE Luxury News. Retrieved 2022-08-02.
  11. ^ Mix, Pulse (2022-08-01). "Dr Jeffrey Obomeghie and Dupe Olusola among the 100 most powerful people in global hospitality". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 2022-08-02.