An alumnus of The Scindia School, he is the former Chief Executive Officer, ITC Hotels. Under his leadership, ITC Hotels leveraged ‘Responsible Luxury’ to garner accolades and recognition on various platforms, namely, World Legacy Award by National Geographic; Most Respected Hotel Chain by Business World; Best Luxury Chain by Travel + Leisure among others. His stewardship has ensured that ITC Hotels is at the forefront of keeping Indian culinary traditions in the limelight with brands like Bukhara, Dum Pukht, Dakshin and Royal Vega.

With a GMP from Cornell University, he began his journey with the ITC Maurya in 1978 and held various portfolios in the organization over the last 30 years managing both leisure and business hotels. His dynamic leadership has not only won him many professional accolades but also earned him the respect of industry peers. He was the Chairman of ASSOCHAM National Council for Tourism and Hospitality and Chairman CII National Tourism Committee on Tourism & Hospitality.

A strong proponent of inclusive growth, he is a firm believer that all tourism industry stakeholders must align their goals towards a larger sustainable agenda that is aimed towards protecting the environment, respecting local cultures, is beneficial to local communities and conserving natural resources.

While in school, he was the School prefect, Football Captain, Basketball Captain, earned Colours in Hockey, Football and Athletics & won the Cariappa shield.