Mr. Desai is a Senior Vice President - Legal & Company Secretary & a Chief Compliance Officer of the Indian Hotels Company Limited. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of the Company Secretaries of India and LLB (Gen) from Mumbai University. He has previously worked across various leadership positions with organizations like J. L Morrison (I) Ltd, J B Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd & Bharat Forge Ltd. and has over 32 years of cross-functional experience in the areas of Legal, Secretarial, Compliance and Investor Relation functions and Liaising across manufacturing, services & other diversified sectors. He also closely liaises with SEBI, DCA, ROC, Stock Exchanges, RBI and various regulatory authorities. He has pioneered digitalisation of various legal and compliance projects within the organisation and won several awards.