Appointment of Mr. Ravi Shankar as Senior Vice President Finance

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts appoints Ravi Shankar as Senior Vice President Finance

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts announces the appointment of Ravi Shankar as Senior Vice President Finance. In his new role, Ravi will oversee the finance operational strategies and drive finance operations and initiatives for the brand. In a career spanning over 20 years, he has added many feathers to his cap, the latest being his stint as Chief Financial Officer at MH Lifestyle Hotels LLC Dubai.

A well-known hospitality professional and a financial wizard, Ravi comes with extensive experience both within India and internationally. His career includes several noteworthy assignments with top corporate houses and Hotels, such as RSM & Co., New Delhi (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), Le Meridien, Starwood Hotels and Resorts and Marriott International. 

Over the years he has developed financial strategies and provided strategic financial counsel to drive portfolio performance, growth, and organizational effectiveness. With a keen business acumen, he has been instrumental in aligning financial and business metrics to support business strategy and growth. Ravi is also adept at-risk management strategies and value maximization, and brings with him management negotiation, compliance and merger and acquisition experience.  He enjoys strong credibility in managing and strengthening internal and external stakeholder relationships.

“Ravi is an accomplished finance professional and his rich experience in the hospitality industry, combined with his extraordinary calibre and versatility makes him an asset to the company. We are delighted to welcome Ravi on board as we embrace the next new phase in our growth trajectory” said Anuraag Bhatnagar, COO, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts.

Ravi is a qualified Chartered Accountant and also holds a Bachelor’s degree in law and Commerce

About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

Headquartered in Mumbai, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is owned by a Brookfield Asset Management-sponsored private real estate fund. The Leela, owns and operates nine award-winning properties in major cities and leisure destinations across India. These include the flagship hotel in the capital city of New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Udaipur, Jaipur, Gurugram, East Delhi, Goa, and Mumbai. The Leela celebrates each hotel through its unique location, art, culture and cuisine with thoughtful services, celebratory rituals and immersive experiences. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts was voted the World’s Best Hotel Brand by Travel + Leisure, USA, World’s Best Awards Survey, 2020. The brand is well poised to embrace the next phase in its growth trajectory with upcoming projects which include business hotels in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. An epitome of true Indian luxury hospitality, The Leela is committed to providing guests with unforgettable stays in settings that capture the essence of India. The brand has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance, Geneva, Switzerland.

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