The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts has chosen Shridhar Nair as the vice president- operations with immediate effect.
Chairing this new position, Nair will look after the functioning of the group and will get transferred to the corporate office in Mumbai by the April of 2021.
Anuraag Bhatnagar, chief operating officer of The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts stated- “We are pleased to have Shridhar handling the operations at The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts. With his intense market knowledge, robust business sense and profound understanding of The Leela brand, we are hopeful that Shridhar will incorporate tremendous value to the operations as The Leela carries on its next new stage of progress and development.”
Nair, a home grown talent of the group, consolidated with the company in 1997 as a management trainee. For more than two decades he has held a number of major positions across several properties of the group.
A recipient of a number of awards such as Hotelier India General Manager of the Year, HOSI Best General Manager and Business World General Manager of The Year amongst others, Nair is an industry veteran known for his operational proficiency. His boundless experience, hands-on leadership approach, potential to manage revamping and reconditioning projects across various hotels and resorts are unique and noteworthy details of his career journey with the group. His latest position was General Manager in The Leela, Goa.
A graduate in arts from Mumbai University and an alumnus of IHM Trivandrum, he also has an experience of being a part of The General Manager Programme at The Cornell University, Ithaca, USA. Additionally, he has also attended a number of Professional Training Programmes organized by Cornell and Nanyang University, Singapore.
During his leisure time Shridhar Nair, he keeps himself occupied in cycling and reading international historical aspects.