Association of Emerging Leaders’ Dialogues Appoints Aruna Dhir As New Board Member
Editor’s Note: L. Aruna Dhir has been a Columnist & Featured Contributor for our global media digest for a number of years, always sharing the very best insights, intelligence and inspiration as esteemed Author of Hospitality Matters by L. Aruna Dhir. And all based on her first-hand experience as an emerging leader. It is with genuine pride that we share this announcement with you.
New Delhi: The Australia registered Commonwealth Body, the Association of Emerging Leaders’ Dialogues (AELD) has appointed L. Aruna Dhir to its Board. Aruna is the second Indian representative and the only woman leader to be appointed as a Board Member from India.
The Association of Emerging Leaders Dialogues (AELD) is the peak co-ordinating body for Commonwealth Study Conferences (CSC) and Emerging Leaders’ Dialogues (ELD) internationally. It is a legal entity under Australian legislation and is accredited by the Commonwealth Secretariat, London. HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, is the Founder and Patron of CSC, which he and a small group of other UK dignitaries founded in 1956. Today, AELD has HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne as its international President.
The Association of Emerging Leaders Dialogues, via CSCs and ELDs, exposes ‘leaders and influencers of tomorrow’ to economic, social, political, environmental, educational and leadership initiatives through conferences and learning experiences with global stalwarts and an “in field” intellectually challenging study tour of a range of countries and communities. The AELD is a forum for sharing ideas and achievements. It is aimed at future leaders, drawn from the sectors of business, government, trade unions, education, military and community service bodies including NGO’s, who are assessed as being most likely to assume positions of senior level leadership and influence within their countries.
Aruna Dhir is a national-poll winning Corporate Communications Specialist & PR Strategist and an internationally-recognized Writer. Currently Aruna is a Feature Writer and Columnist for some of the world’s top ranked Hospitality publications, viz. ehotelier.com, HospitalityNet.org, 4Hoteliers.com and Bizcatalyst 360°. Her industry writings are used as references in case studies and hotel schools. Aruna runs an exclusive channel on Bizcatalyst 360° called “Hospitality Matters” based on her hospitality industry watch, insights and commentary.
As a career PR Practioner and Hotelier, Aruna has been at the forefront of Australia-India New Horizons, Australia’s largest country promotion and has been associated with legendary hotels such as The Oberoi, The Imperial and Hyatt Regency. Aruna, as part of the core Change Agent Team, helped relaunch The Imperial as one of the finest hotels in Asia and the World. Her brand management portfolio has also included launching Djinns – India’s first ever multi-concept Night Club at Hyatt Regency, reviving old and launching new restaurants, unveiling the Oberoi Vilases and leading media strategy for Australian Deputy Prime Minister, Australian Foreign Minister, Australian Education Minister and a clutch of Australian celebrities from different walks of life introducing their work to India and cementing Australia-India business and cultural ties.
As an industry expert and All-India level PR Topper, Aruna has launched brands, developed training modules, created standardization dockets on business communication and written manuals. L. Aruna Dhir is a Life Member of the Public Relations Society of India. Aruna has worked on Radio and Indian Television and has been India’s first and only Creative Writer with the Indian Greetings Cards giant, ARCHIES G&G Ltd.
Aruna Dhir has represented India to a select group of opinion-makers in the United States, as a Cultural Ambassador under the aegis of Rotary International and has also participated in the IXth Commonwealth Study Conference held in Australia and chaired by HRH Princess Anne. In her official and personal capacity L. Aruna Dhir has and continues to work on several social awareness projects – People for Animals, Earthquake Relief, National Blind Association, PETA, WSPA, Change.org, Friendicoes to name a few.
Aruna Dhir looks forward to bringing together her unique and eclectic professional background to actualize AELD’s mandate in the Subcontinent with the vision to pave the path for a productive, inclusive and meaningful leadership of tomorrow.