Team

Team

The Team

Vikram Singh Chauhan

Vikram Singh Chauhan


Founder and CEO

With an extensive experience of over two decades in all phases of hotel operations and development, Vikram Singh Chauhan has held an array of positions across the world's leading hotel companies including The Oberoi Hotels and Resorts, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Marriot International andCarlson Hotels Vikram has successfully launched, developed and managed international hotel brands such as the Starwood, Marriott and the Oberoi Hotels and worked with them in project management and construction, pre and post-opening operations and strategic growth and development. Vikram has also orchestrated brand launches in countries such as India, Bhutan and Bangladesh. He has led the pre-opening teams of 7 hotels including the launch of Starwood’s Le Meridien brand in Bhutan , Four Points by Sheraton in Bangladesh and Marriott’s Westin Brand in India.

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Rabitha Thannooran

Co founder, Head of Sales, Revenue & Marketing

A passionate marketing advocate and sales leader, Rabitha has a seasoned hospitality background with 15 years of experience across all regions in India due to her decade-long association with The Oberoi Hotels and Resorts and leadership positions with the world's leading hotel companies.She was Director of Sales and Marketing at The Westin Mumbai, Hyatt Regency, Kolkata and Pre-Opening Director of Sales and Marketing at The Westin, Kolkata. She was awarded the DOSM of the year - 2015 – Eastern Region by BW Hotelier Awards. With an intimate knowledge of key brands in hotel companies such as Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International, Hyatt Corporation and Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Rabitha has a proven record of successfully leading sales and marketing teams all across India.

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Parineeta Jaiswal


Vice President – Rooms Division

Parineeta has her hospitality roots firmly attached to the prestigious Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development, where she graduated as a Gold Medalist. In her thirteen-year career with hotels, she has had exceptional stints with Oberoi Hotels and Resorts Starwood Hotels and Resorts and Marriott International. Parineeta's expertise in Rooms Division includes her extended management in Housekeeping, Front Office, Cost Management, Customer Experience Excellence and Team Management in both Pre - Opening and Operating hotels. Prior to joining the core team at Nile Hospitality, her industry journey consisted of experience with The Oberoi, Bangalore, The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata, Oberoi Wildflower Hall, Pre opening Task Force at The Oberoi, Mumbai, Director of Service at J W Marriott, Mumbai and Executive Housekeeper and Front Office Manager at The Westin Kolkata.

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Vijayan Gangadharan

Vice President-Food & Beverage

Vijayan Gangadharan is Vice President - Food & Beverage at Nile Hospitality. He brings with him invaluable experience gained from over 30 years in the hospitality industry. In his illustrious career, Vijayan had many notable stints as a highly regarded Food & Beverage expert in the country and as a savy business leader amongst his peers. A passionate Food & Beverage service specialist at heart, Vijayan was the Director Food & Beverage at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai, Hyatt Regency & Mumbai Hotel Manager at Sheraton Bengaluru, followed by General Manager positions at Pune, Vaizag & Bhopal with Marriott Hotels. With him, he carries extensive knowledge of workings of all areas of operations he garnered throughout his career with Taj Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt Corporation, Marriott International & Leela Palaces & Resorts.

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Yogesh Charan


Regional Director - Human Resources

A human resources expert with over 15 years in Human Resources Management from esteemed hospitality companies like InterContinental Hotel Group, Aman Resorts and Carlson Group. He is an award winning Human Resources professional with a Bachelor’s degree in Legislative Law. A people’s leader with unmatched passion and empathy, Yogesh brings experienceof being an expert in Labour Management, Personnel Management and Team Building.

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Rekha Gurung

Director - Business Development Bhutan, Nepal & East India

Holds expertise in Finance and Marketing. Fully involved in the pre opening for Taj Tashi(5*) to setup finance, purchases and cost control, SOP setup. Training staff in preparing finance, purchase, HR in hotels like Gakyil Thimphu and Osel Thimphu. Brought AriyaHotel in financial break after joining as a General Manager.

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Vijendra Singh



Regional Director,Culinary

With 25 years in culinary world, Vijendra Singh is a highly regarded voice in Indian hospitality. Spanning across 3 countries, Vijendra has garnered his training and experiences with Titans of the industry like The Oberoi Hotels and Resorts, Hyatt Corporation, Taj Palaces & Resorts, Shangri la and Swiggy. Part of the pre-opening team at Trident, Udaipur, followed by his stints in Oberoi Udaivilas, Oberoi Vanyavilas, Trident Kochi, Vijendra was a masterchef of Northern region cuisines at The Oberoi Hotels. Having spent 7 years in Hongkong and , 2 years in Oman, Vijendra brings mastery of nostalgic of Indian cuisines and expertise of International hospitality. On his last assignment with Swiggy – India’s largest online food delivery & ordering platform, Vijendra was responsible for setting up cloud kitchens in Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Pune, Jaipur and Chandigrah.

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Meenakshi Sharma Bajaj

Regional Director of Sales-North India

Meenakshi Sharma Bajaj carries 20 years of Sales experience across Leading Hospitality and Airline Industry. Her repertoire of relationship in Corporate, MICE and Leisure clientele across North, West and South of India puts NILE Hospitality at a unique advantage. In her 12 years at Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, she was a key contributor to lead successful business portfolios at The Oberoi Gurgaon, Trident Gurgaon, The Oberoi New Delhi, Trident Bandra Kurlaand The Oberoi Bangalore. Meenakshi is based out of Gurgaon and represents all NILE hotels.

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Sneh Meghlan

Regional Director - Marketing & Communication

Sneh Meglanis a passionate marketing professional with in-depth understanding of Digital marketing and Public Relations. Having started her hospitality journey with Taj Hotels, Sneh was the preopening Manager -Marketing at Le Meridien, Mahabaleswar, followed by successful stints at Westin Mumbai and JW Marriott, Jaipur. During her tenure with both Starwood and Marriott International, she piloted many Marketing task forces for pre opening of hotels.

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Ayesha Siganporia


Executive Assistant to CEO

With 13 years of experience in Hospitality, Ayesha is bringing perfect blend of guest focus and core company values to NILE Hospitality. Her career spanning Guest services, Front Office and General Manager’s offices have equipped her to combine philosophy of distinguished hospitality and caring for employees. Ayesha began her career in front office with a Resort background, followed by commendable and long careers with Radisson Hotels and Hyatt Corporation.

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Prateek Sharma


Regional Director IT

With over 17 years of experience, Prateek has excelled in IT infrastructure management, networking, system administration , vendor management , project management and change management. His expertise in IT Project Planning , Design & Implementation,Hotel Pre-Opening, IT Compliance Audits and Process Development & Improvement is at hand to consult Nile Hospitality 's projects. Winner of many illustrious awards, such as the Taj Awards for Business Excellence for Best IT. Department and IT Rising Star Award with Marriott International, Prateek has worked with leading hospitality brands such as Starwood Hotels and Resorts and Marriott International.

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Anamika Singh

Director of Sales - Regional Sales, West India

With a strong hold in sales across west India region, Anamika Singh carries an experience of 12 years in various brands across India. Her industry knowledge and relationships with key clients brings over an edge to the business. Anamika has led conference, leisure, corporate and wedding clientele in exceeding the budget and establishing the properties as preferred choice. Based in Ahmedabad, Anamika handles all NILE’s properties in west region.

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Jishnu Mallik

Corporate Training Manager

Jishnu Mallik is a passionate hotelier with 12 years of experience with prestigious brand of hotels. Jishnu comes with a strong background in Operations, Training and Quality Analysis at leading group of hotels - The Oberoi Group of Hotels and Resorts, The Ballantrae Group Edinburgh, Ummed Hotels and Accor. Jishnu also brings an experience in Guest Experience on board to spearhead the training and development across all our properties.

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