Mr. Suresh Kumar, Managing Director - Fortune Park Hotels Limited
An Advanced Management Qualification (AMQ) degree holder from School of Business-Bond University, Australia and a Science Graduate from Delhi University, Mr. Suresh Kumar joined ITC Hotels Ltd. as a Management Trainee in 1978.
In a career spanning about three decades, Suresh has held several managerial positions in ITC Hotels's prestigious hotels commencing his career as General Manager in 1987 at a young age of 29 years. Sheer dedication and strong work ethics and pride in delivering both quality and professionalism soon earned him the portfolio of Vice President for the Southern Region of ITC Hotels Ltd. In April 2005, Suresh Kumar took over as Vice President Operations - ITC Hotels based in Delhi. Since October 2006, he assumed the mantle of President, Fortune Park Hotels Limited, A wholly owned subsidiary of ITC Ltd.
During the course of this illustrious journey, Mr. Kumar has been awarded a number of accolades, including the 'Hall of Fame’ award by Hotelier India in December 2015, 'Safari India Best Hotelier, 2004 & 2009' and The Green Hotelier' award by International Hotels and Restaurants Association (IHRA) in 1996. He has been actively involved in shaping the mindset through various forums of CII, Management Associations etc. At present he is a Management Committee Member of Hotel & Restaurant Association of Northern India (HRANI), Executive Committee Member of Hotel Association of India (HAI) and Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Association of India (FHRAI).
Mr Samir M C, Chief Operating Officer – Fortune Park Hotels Limited
Samir is responsible for driving the chain’s Operational Performance and leads all of the company’s key areas – Business Development, Finance, Product Development, Sales, Revenue and Brand Strategy.
A Masters of Business Administration degree from University of Southern Queensland, Australia and Diploma in Hotel Management from IHMCTAN, Ahmedabad, he has rich and valuable Operational & Sales experience of over two decades across Asia.
Prior to joining Fortune Hotels, he worked with InterContinental Hotels Group for 22 years at various locations across India and Southeast Asia. His previous role was Director of Operations Support, Southeast Asia and Korea.
Mr Rohit Malhotra, Vice President - Operations
Mr Rohit Malhotra, a Hotel Management Graduate from IHM, Pusa Delhi comes with a vast experience of 30 years. He began his career in 1977 with Welcomgroup in Food Production and subsequently worked in different capacities at Mughal Cidade de Goa and Maurya Sheraton. In 1988, he switched over from a role of Executive Chef to General Management and joined Cidade de Goa as Resident Manager. He was the Vice President - Growth and Development Division of Cidade de Goa at the time of rejoining ITC Hotels in 2001. His first assignment was in Welcomgroup Rajputana Sheraton. Subsequently, he moved to Welcomgroup Mughal Sheraton where his latest assignment was that of General Manager prior to moving to FPHL as General Manager - Operations.
Mr. Jugal K Batra, Vice President - Finance
Mr. Jugal Batra, a Chartered Accountant by profession, has been with the ITC group for over 20 years. He has held positions in the Company’s various Divisions, including Paperboards & Specialty Paper, Lifestyle Retailing and Hotels.
Mr Kovid Sharma, Head – Human Resources
Kovid manages the Human Resources function and is responsible for People Strategy, Services, Policies and Programs for the company.
He has an extensive background in Human Resources and brings with him 16 years of experience out of which 10 years have been in Leadership roles across geographies and cultures. He holds a Masters degree in Industrial Relations and HR from The University of Sydney. He carries a solid track record of HR transformations and digitization and has worked in various industries - Travel, Financial Services, Business Process Outsourcing and Information Technology.
Ms. Shipra Nair, General Manager- Product Development
Mrs. Shipra Nair has graduated in Economics Honours from the Jesus and Mary College, Delhi. She completed her Housekeeping Management Training from the Welcomgroup Management Institute, Gurgaon. She has over 33 years of professional experience with leading organizations including ITC Maurya Sheraton & Towers, Welcomgroup Rama International and Taj Blue Diamond as Executive Housekeeper. Her last assignment was that of General Manager of WelcomHeritage Windamere Hotel, Darjeeling. She has been associated with Fortune Park Hotels Ltd. since February 2008.