Advisory Board Members
A hospitality professional from Pusa and MBA from FMS, Delhi, with 39+ years of experience with prominent brands such as ITC, Welcomgroup, Oberoi Hotels, and Radisson Hotels, Mr. Chakraborti is a multi- faceted expert with vast experience in sales and marketing and hotel operations. He brings more than a decade of Unit head experience with exposure to new launches including the foundation of Edhas Hotels and Resorts , which is a full service Hospitality Management company that helps hotel owners actualize their vision by creating and managing successful hotel businesses.
Vikas Gupta , Associate Director of Learning & Development , is an alumini of the Institute of Hotel Management Catering and Nutrition, Pusa, New Delhi and an MBA, with over 30 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry, covering operational departments, sales, teaching and training & development. An expert in Hotel systems and operations, Vikas’s current aim is to share his practical knowledge and experience gained throughout these years with the upcoming new talent, in various fields and help them become successful in their individual careers.
Ashwani Sagar Dhawan, President & CEO of A4A Hospitality has been instrumental in defining “Customer Loyalty” in the Hospitality Industry. His extensive marketing experience and business acumen has enabled A4A hospitality to have the most prestigious brands in the Hospitality Industry to collaborate with the Taj Group, Roseate Hotels, IHG Group, Radisson Hotels and Jaypee Group. Ashwani Sagar Dhawan has nearly 35 years of experience in the Hospitality, Travel and Lifestyle; his previous positions include Country Head – ICS, a Dutch giant in Loyalty Management Systems; Country Head – Famous Grouse; Vice President, Directorial and Leadership roles in Sales & Marketing for Grand Hyatt, Radisson Hotels, Taj Group respectively.
Andrew has over 19 years of experience in the hospitality domain. Andrew is performance-driven and over the years has mentored many young professionals in the hospitality and service sector. He has proven his ability to connect and address organizational structure and strategy through developed and acquired bespoke L&D Solutions.
Executive Director of World Trade Center India Services/ |Board Member of World Trade Center Association
Presently working as the Executive Director of World Trade Center India Services council & as the Joint President of 13+ WTC’s in India, Khair has been a member of the Global Board of WTCA for over a decade; along with being the Director for WTCA Foundation. She is the Vice Chair of the WTCA Executive Steering Committee, WTCA Business Club & the Vice Chair for the WTCA Agriculture Committee. She also an active representative of the Real Estate Committee and APAC Trade Services Committee & the Digital Committee.
Khair has worked with startups under the UN Sustainable program; where she has shortlisted more than 2000+ entries and provided access to global markets, funds & mentors for scaling up.
An enterprising professional with 19 years of sales, marketing , advertising, consulting, leadership and entrepreneurship experience with a global exposure of working in India, China, UAE and Canada ,an MBA from IMT Ghaziabad & MDP from IIM Ahmedabad, Yasharth qualified NCA, Canada in 2021.
He is the co – founder of a start- up based on a unique idea of re - commerce attaining an evaluation of 60 million USD by KPMG India for their exclusive fund raise mandate. Yasharth possesses a rich corporate and political experience and has held various prestigious positions including being a consultant to Mayor of Oakville, Canada, campaign consultant to deputy leader of his Majesty official opposition, Canada, ex- consultant and advisor to Chief Minister Punjab, ex- consultant to department of Information and Public Relation Punjab, campaign advisor to former Mos for external affairs, campaign strategist to Punjab National congress, Punjab, lead advisor for Punjab Lok Sabha elections 2019, Director Canada Hindu Chamber of Commerce and Director of Madhya Foundation to name a few.
An entrepreneur with 17 years experience in business leadership .A visionary banker turned entrepreneur with deep entrenched ethos in trust, wealth creation and service excellence. Unrelenting optimist who believes there is no failure, only experiences. Proficient in all aspects of Enterprise Setup, Business Development, Operation Management, Financial Management, Investment Banking and Client Services.
He has gathered immense experience and accolades for his exemplary zeal for customer satisfaction and achieving organization targets at senior positions in global banks.