Puneet Chhatwal is CEO and MD of IHCL
Ending months of suspense, IHCL finally formally announced the appointment of Puneet Chhatwal as the new CEO and MD of the company to drive performance and oversee the next phase of expansion of the hotels group. He is currently CEO and member of the executive board of Steigenberger Hotels AG â€“ Deutsche Hospitality, a leading European hotel chain. A global professional with over three decades of leadership experience in the hospitality sector, Chhatwal has worked for some leading hotel groups in Europe and North America after starting his career in India.
N Chandrasekaran, chairman, IHCL said, â€śChhatwalâ€™s extensive experience in the global hospitality sector including his ability to drive performance, turn around assets and build great teams will be very valuable for IHCL as it looks to strengthen and expand its position in the market.â€ť
â€śIHCL has some of the most iconic hotel properties in India and at key gateway locations across the world. I look forward to working with the talented teams in IHCL and under Chandrasekaranâ€™s leadership of the Tata Group to take this iconic company forward,â€ť said Chhatwal.
A graduate of Delhi University and Delhiâ€™s Institute of Hotel Management, Chhatwal has completed an MBA in hospitality from ESSEC, Paris and an Advanced Management Program from INSEAD.