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Meet The Team

With over 120 years of expert leadership and deep hospitality knowledge the leadership team of Ginger Hotels is geared to ensure success for its customers and stakeholders, alike.
Rahul Pandit, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Ginger Hotels

Rahul Pandit

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Rahul Pandit, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Ginger Hotels

Rahul Pandit

Rahul has over 24 years of start-up and operating experience across luxury, upscale, mid-scale and budget lodging businesses. Rahul was earlier a founding team member, President and ED of Lemon Tree Hotels where he led its growth, from a start-up, to three distinct brands.
 
A graduate of IHM Pusa, New Delhi and a former member of the Indian Karate team, he has studied Sales, Innovation and HR management at IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, ISB Hyderabad and Cornell-Nanyang, Singapore.
 
Rahul has worked and trained across India, USA and Singapore with Choice Hotels, Taj Hotels, Spectramind (WIPRO BPO) and Intercontinental Hotels. He also serves as a Member - National Tourism Committee, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
Nikhil Sharma, Chief Operations Officer of Ginger Hotels

Nikhil Sharma

Chief Operating Officer
Nikhil Sharma, Chief Operations Officer of Ginger Hotels

Nikhil Sharma

Nikhil currently handles Operations, Growth portfolio and the  digital & consumer loyalty vision of Ginger Hotels . He has been instrumental in driving the Ginger assurance of Safety, Cleanliness, Bed, Bath, Breakfast, Broadband.

 

Nikhil's journey into hospitality began as a Hotel Operations Management Trainee at Taj Palace, New Delhi, post which he joined the Marriott pre-opening team in Mumbai and subsequently worked with Inter Continental Hotels before embarking on an entrepreneurial journey at Lemon Tree Hotels as the first Hotel Manager of that group. He played a strong role in developing diverse aspects of the business from Operations, Brand Development, Learning & Development to leading the Employees with Disability initiative, recognized by a National Award from the President of India.  

 

Nikhil holds a Diploma in Hotel Management from the Institute Of Hotel Management, Pusa, New Delhi and a certification from Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. He has served as Chair and Convener for Skills and Entrepreneurship, Confederation of Indian Industry, Delhi State Council and is on the Steering committee of Confederation of Indian Industry - Maharashtra State tourism council . He is a Delegate  for  Australia India Youth Dialogue

 
Nikhil is an avid reader and volunteers as a fundraiser in marathons, for Muskaan, an NGO working with Down's syndrome kids & Tata Medical Centre.
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Tarun Sathya Lakhanpal, Chief Revenue Officer of Ginger Hotels

Tarun Sathya Lakhanpal

Chief Revenue Officer
Tarun Sathya Lakhanpal, Chief Revenue Officer of Ginger Hotels

Tarun Sathya Lakhanpal

As Chief Revenue Officer, Tarun's responsibility is Revenue Management, developing and executing the future distribution, to enable us transform Ginger into the dominant economy lodging brand of choice for customers and developers, with highly engaged employees, that delivers superior returns to shareholders.   
Tarun's journey into hospitality started with Best Western Hotels before moving as a Management Trainee to Jaypee Hotels. He later joined Nikko Hotels as their first Revenue Manager in India before moving on to lead the revenue management, social media and loyalty strategy for Lemon Tree Hotels. His last assignment was as Vice President, Revenue Management & Electronic Marketing at Royal Orchid Hotels, based in Bangalore.    
Tarun has studied Revenue Management & Dynamic Pricing and Quantitative Data Analytics and its Application in Business & Marketing at IIM Ahmedabad. He has certification in Advanced Hospitality Revenue Management - Pricing & Demand Strategies from Cornell University School of Hotel Management and certification from Lausanne Hospitality Consulting in Rooms Revenue Management - Product & Pricing. Tarun also has certification in Digital Marketing from Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).    
Tarun has represented the industry at various professional platforms and shared experiences at Eye For Travel, Travel Distribution Summit (Singapore, India), Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and International Conference on Travel Technology (ICTT).
Mahesh Makhija, Chief Financial Officer of Ginger Hotels

Mahesh Makhija

Chief Financial Officer
Mahesh Makhija, Chief Financial Officer of Ginger Hotels

Mahesh Makhija

Mahesh is responsible for spearheading the Finance function for Ginger Hotels.
Mahesh is a Chartered Accountant and an LLB from the University of Bombay, with 24 years of work experience. He joins us from the Taj Group, where he was last the Associate Vice President - Finance, handling the dual portfolios of Projects and Sales & Marketing.
Mahesh has successfully handled the deployment of over Rs. 1,500 crores of CAPEX over the last 7 years in greenfield and renovation projects and also an annual spend of Rs. 100 crores for Corporate Sales and Marketing spanning the verticals of Global Distribution Systems, Digital Marketing and Loyalty programs. He has previously lead the Financial Controller portfolio of the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives and the Taj Mahal Hotel, Delhi.
Before joining the Taj group, Mahesh was the Regional Director - Audit (West) with the Oberoi group. Prior to this, he ran his own consulting practice as a Chartered Accountant for 10 years, supporting clients across varied industries.
Ajit Dias, Head - Human Resources, Training & Development of Ginger Hotels

Ajit Dias

Head - Human Resources, Training & Development
Ajit Dias, Head - Human Resources, Training & Development of Ginger Hotels

Ajit Dias

Ajit heads Human Resources for Roots Corporation Limited (Ginger Hotels) and is responsible to align and drive the Human Resources and business objectives, to provide a competitive and sustainable HR framework for the organization. Ajit has been associated with the Taj Group of Hotels since 2003, in various capacities of the Human Resources function.
Ajit is a Strategic Human Resources Leader with skills and experience across functions. Strong people connect and passionate about employee engagement and development. He possesses extensive training experience, engaging with business stakeholders to access capability gaps and structure talent development needs. He has designed and delivered young talent management solutions to build and harness the talent pipeline. He has expertise in launching a new brand, with innovative learning interventions and hands on experience in structuring pre-opening initiatives for hotels.  
Ajit graduated from IHM Kolkata and has completed his post-graduation in Human Resources from XLRI Jamshedpur. He has 19 years of work experience. He began his career with The Oberoi Group of Hotels, as a Management Trainee and through the course of his tenure, he rose progressively leading teams in Food & Beverage and Front Office Operations. He joined the Taj Group of Hotels in Corporate Learning & Development.
Shivdas T, Head - Information Systems & Technology of Ginger Hotels

Shivdas T

Head - Information Systems & Technology
Shivdas T, Head - Information Systems & Technology of Ginger Hotels

Shivdas T

Shivdas is responsible for implementation of all digital implementations at Ginger Hotels. He has successfully pioneered and implemented an integrated enterprise wide Information Systems Technology architecture and Business critical applications on CLOUD environment for Ginger Hotels.
With over 3 Decades of experience in the Hospitality Information Systems & Technology arena he has successful implementation of IST Transformation initiative at TAJSATS Air catering.
During his tenure with The Indian Hotels Company Limited, Shivdas has spearheaded the implementation of Central Reservation & Information systems, Property Management Systems, Loyalty Systems, Analytics, Data centre Management and Business Process Improvements.
Academic qualifications include Bachelor's Degree in (Physics), Diploma in Systems Analysis & Programming and Executive Management program from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB).
Parvesh Verma

Parvesh Verma

Head - Projects
Parvesh Verma

Parvesh Verma

Parvesh Verma is responsible for development of new projects for Ginger Hotels.

 
Parvesh has been instrumental in developing & executing the new Ginger 2.0 design at Ginger Hotel Andheri East.
 
Parvesh is a veteran when it comes to hotel development and handles technical evaluation of projects deals for growth of company. He has more than 20 years of works experience at Indian Hotels Company Limited and Ginger Hotels.
 
Parvesh is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and holds Masters Certificate in project management. He is an Associate member of Institute of Engineers.
 
Parvesh is an avid runner and enjoys participating Marathons in his free time.
Ansel Xavier

Ansel Xavier

Head of Procurement
Ansel Xavier

Ansel Xavier

Ansel Xavier is responsible for  Both Projects & Operations Procurement

 
Ansel has over 24 year of experience in the hospitality sector with operations, Pre-opening , renovations and projects.
 
Ansel  was with Taj Hotels prior to joining Ginger and has worked with Luxury and upper upscale divisions of Taj  in India as well as abroad. He has received various awards including the prestigious TABE award. Ansel was also a part of the implementation team for Orion R12 software for Procurement for Taj.
 
Ansel was actively involved in the development of Ginger 2.3 along with Projects and operations and have introduced various new vendors to bring in more efficiency in cost and quality.
 
Ansel is a graduate in science and Post Graduate in Materials Management.  He also has done a diploma program on Supply Chain Management with Accenture.

 

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