Dr Oberoi is a retired professor of virology and former dean of college of Veterinary Science, Punjab Agricultural University. For several years he has lead the Sub-Regional ECTAD unit and coordinated monitoring of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) activities and outputs related to transboundary animal diseases and other highly pathogenic emerging diseases in the SAARC sub-region. He has immense experience in dealing with the international donor community and multilateral agencies, in all matters related to transboundary animal diseases and other highly pathogenic emerging diseases control programmes and activities.
As SAARC Regional coordinator of FAO, Dr.Oberoi was responsible for smooth implementation of the avian influenza programme at sub-regional and country levels, including establishing the sub-regional laboratory and surveillance networks, liaison with institutions for a Letter of Agreement, assuring timely provision of inputs and liaison with concerned persons at central and provincial levels.
Dr.Oberoi has been recently nominated as honorary chairman of research advisory council of “National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases” Bhopal, India.