Anil Madhok as Executive Chairman oversees the overall development, investment and operations of the group. He started his hotel career with the Oberoi Group in 1966. During his tenure he worked at various locations in India, Sri Lanka and Singapore. He oversaw the upgradation of The Oberoi, New Delhi as well as planning and opening of new projects like The Oberoi Mumbai and The Oberoi Flight Catering Mumbai. His last assignment was as Vice-President Operations for the Western and Northern Region and Oberoi Flight & Airport Services.
He set up Sarovar Hotels in 1994. His expertise includes hotel conceptualisation and planning. In 2012, he received the Hotelier India 'Lifetime Achievement Award' and in 2014 Hotel Investment Forum India (HIFI) honoured him with 'Hall of Fame'Award.
Ajay K. Bakaya
Ajay Bakaya, Managing Director of Sarovar Hotels Pvt. Ltd., is a seasoned hotelier, responsible for overseeing the operations and development of the group with over 75 hotels across 50 destinations in India and Africa. He also spearheads the Groups development and expansion. Ajay joined Sarovar over two decades back and has been instrumental in the success story of the company.
He led its growth from the first hotel in Goa to today's enviable portfolio, encompassing Sarovar Premiere. Sarovar Portico and Hometel brands. A postgraduate from Cornell-Essec, France, Ajay is a graduate from the Oberoi School of Hotel Management. He has a passion for travel and is a keen cyclist. He was awarded "Entrepreneur of the Year" by Federation of Hotels & Restaurants Association of India and"Hall of Fame" by Hotelier India.
Senior Executive Vice - President
As Senior Executive Vice - President and whole time Director, Mansoor Adil looks after the group's development plans, direct investments, joint ventures and hotel operations. A St. Stephen's College Delhi graduate he joined the Oberoi Group in 1981. He underwent programs on finance and banking at the Chartered Institute of Bankers and the RBI. His experience cuts across the hospitality industry. Corporate Banking and BPOs. He worked with the Oberoi and Taj Groups.
His last assignment at Taj was as head of Taj Bengal, Kolkata. At the Bank of Credit and Commerce he was Group Manager Credits for Asia Pacific Region. He was part of the first GE Capital BP° establishment in India. Mansoor has worked in the UK, Hongkong and the Middle East besides India.
Chief Financial Officer
As the Chief Financial Officer. Raja is responsible for Corporate Finance. Accounts. MIS, Treasury, Taxation and Company Secretarial functions at Sarovar Hotels. S. Raja is a Chartered Accountant and has over 25 years experience in Finance, Banking. Accounts, Budgeting, MIS, Taxation. Costing, Internal Audit, Systems Implementation, Company Secretarial and Legal matters.
Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing
As Senior Vice President, Vijay is responsible for overseeing the planning and implementation of sales, marketing and product development programs for each brand targeted towards existing and new markets. He received the 'Achiever Award in Marketing' at the PATWA International Achiever Award. Prior to joining Sarovar Hotels, he was associated with ITC Hotels as Head of Sales & Marketing for Fortune Hotels.
Vice President - Sales
As Vice President - Sales. Karthikeyan conceptualizes and implements sales strategies, both at the corporate and regional level, and drive business to all our hotels from existing as well as new markets. An IIM Lucknow Alumnus, Karthikeyan has worked with ITC Hotels as Director Sales & Marketing for close to a decade. He has handled roles ranging from growing legacy hotels to opening new ones.
Associate Vice President - Marketing
As Associate Vice President - Marketing, T.P Singh oversees company's entire marketing and communications efforts, regional and national marketing tie ups and directs the company's loyalty program. He also leads the marketing of Sarovar conference destinations and plays a role in positioning newly launched Sarovar Hotels. With over three decades in sales and marketing T.P has worked with some well-known hospitality brands like Centaur. Jaypee Hotels etc.
Atiyakul Alam Khan
General Manager Corporate Revenue and Distribution
As General Manager - Revenue and Distribution, Alam Khan oversees business driven from E-Commerce Channels and advises Revenue Management practices at both Corporate and unit level.A Hotel Management Graduate from Agra University with a Certificate Course in Revenue Management from IIM- Ahmedabad, Alam carries 15 years of experience in the industry where he managed to increase the overall revenue for hotels with innovative practices and tools.
Senior Manager - Marketing & Communications
As Senior Manager Marketing. Shatabdi oversees the Corporate and hotel specific marketing functions. Her prior experience includes stints with Make My Trip and has implemented unique and fresh creative ideas of marketing and advertising, delivering profitable solutions to drive sales, attract and maintain customers and build a corporate brand. She has successfully rolled out Sarovar Hotels major marketing campaigns such as "Happiness @ Sarovar" and orchestrated new hotel openings and supportive campaigns that effectively reinforced and helped build brand image.
Sanjeev oversees Sarovar Hotels in Western India and is also the General Manager at Hotel Marine Plaza, Mumbai. A St. Stephen's graduate, Sanjeev Shekhar has worked with The Oberoi Hotels for close to a decade and then moved to Oman with the Accor group. He currently oversees operations at all Sarovar Hotels in the Western region.
Vice President- Operations
As Regional Director, Nipun oversees all Sarovar Hotels in Northern India. He also closely handles new hotel development and business advancement in this region. A hotel management graduate from IHM Hyderabad, Nipun carries more than two decades of experience in the hospitality industry. He was earlier the General Manager at Park Plaza, Ludhiana.
As Regional Director, Swarup oversees Sarovar Hotels in Southern India. He is also in charge of business and project development for the Company in this region. With an experience of more than two decades in the Hospitality Industry, he is a certified Hotel Administrator from the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute. A graduate from the Oberoi School of Hotel Management Swarup is also an alumnus of IHM, Mumbai.
C K Cherian
Director - Institutional Hospitality
CK Cherian carries with him over 40 years of experience in project development with many reputed organizations across India. As Director-Institutional Hospitality, C.K Cherian spearheads the Company's Institutional Hospitality vertical. He is responsible for the operations & business development of the Institutional Hospitality business.
Corporate Executive Housekeeper
Debashis has joined Sarovar Hotels Pvt. Ltd. as Corporate Executive Housekeeper at Gurgaon Office. Debashis has more than 26 years’ experience in the field of Housekeeping, trained in the Oberoi School of Hotel Management (Now OCLD), and has worked in hotel chains like Oberoi group (9 years), Taj group (5 years) and ITC hotels (12 years). Debashis Chatterjee’s last assignment was at ITC Sonar, Kolkata as Executive Housekeeper. Debashis, apart from maintaining high housekeeping operations standards, also has varied experience in pre-opening, procurement, rooms management system, renovations and EHS (Environment Health and Safety).
Vice President - HR & Development
Zubin heads training & development and is responsible for conceptualizing and executing training initiatives at Sarovar Hotels. He is also involved in drafting and implementing training modules for upcoming Sarovar Hotels. An Institute of Hotel Management Mumbai alumnus, Zubin is a Certified Hospitality Educator from the American Hotel & Motel Association with close to two decades of work experience in the industry.
Narender Singh brings with him a stellar experience of 32 years in the industry. With an unbeatable passion for all things culinary, he specializes in international cuisines, banqueting & conventions, events and fine dining restaurants. As Corporate Chef, Narender Singh handles food & beverage development, facility planning for all Sarovar Hotels and corporate institutions. He has spent time with some of the best names in the industry where he extended prompt, efficient and accurate service to all guests serving the finest food.
Vice President - Development
As Director - Development, Rajesh handles pre-opening and launch activities for all new Sarovar Hotels. He also establishes business and project development for the company PAN India. An alumnus of IHM Bhubaneswar, Rajesh enjoys over two decades of experience in the hospitality industry. He has worked with various hospitality brands like Choice Hotels, Jaypee and Ramada. He was earlier the General Manager at Optus Sarovar Premiere, Gurgaon.
Chief Technical Officer
Harish oversees the IT & Telecom needs of the existing and new hotels and the regional sales offices. He is responsible for formulating and implementing IT strategy, technology solutions, information management initiatives and policies to support the Company's business requirements.Harish enjoys close to two decades of expertise across multiple industries including Hospitality, Aviation. IT & Telecom. Across hospitality, he has worked with several international and Indian hotel brands.
Director Technical Services
As DirectorTechnical Services, Mukund Sahasrabudhe oversees engineering operations for Sarovar Hotels across India and Africa. He is a Chartered Engineer and member of The Institution of Engineers (India). He also holds a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from College of Engineering Pune- India and holds Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management. With his overall experience of 30 years in various Engineering Industries, he was heading Project and Maintenance portfolios in Electronics, Chemicals, Foundries, Material handling, Construction and Hotel industries. His earlier assignments were in India, Nepal, Taiwan and Tanzania.