Mr. Puneet Chhatwal

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Puneet Chhatwal joined The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer on November 6, 2017. He is a global professional with close to four decades of leadership experience at highly acclaimed hotel groups in Europe and North America.

Under his leadership, IHCL has embarked on a journey of re-imagination to achieve sustainable profitable growth. Prior to this, Mr. Chhatwal was the Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Board of Steigenberger Hotels AG – Deutsche Hospitality. He was also the Chief Development Officer of The Rezidor Hotel Group – Carlson Hotels Worldwide. Mr. Chhatwal is a graduate of both, Delhi University and Institute of Hotel Management, Delhi. He has completed an MBA in Hospitality from ESSEC, Paris and an Advanced Management Program from INSEAD.

Mr. Chhatwal is the Chairman of Roots Corp Ltd., Oriental Hotels Ltd. (OHL), Piem Hotels Ltd., ELEL Hotels and Investments Ltd., and TajSATS. He is a Board Member of IHCL as the Managing Director, in addition to being on the Boards of Taj GVK Hotels & Resorts Ltd., and Benares Hotels Ltd.

Mr. Chhatwal has won awards including the prestigious Carlson Fellowship and was rated as one of Europe’s 20 extraordinary minds in Sales, Marketing and Technology - HSMAI European Awards 2014. He was also the First Alumni included in the ESSEC-IMHI Hall of Honor 2014.

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