InterContinental Hotels Group has appointed
Sudeep Jain as Vice President Development - South West Asia.
immediate remit will be to further strengthen IHG’s presence in
the region encompassing India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh.
IHG currently has 29 hotels open in South West Asia with a further
43 in the development pipeline.
Sudeep has more than 15 years of experience in
the hospitality sector from roles based in the US and India,
working across brand management, asset management, strategy,
planning and real estate development.
His most recent role was
with Starwood Hotels & Resorts as Vice President, Acquisitions &
Development for South Asia.
He has also worked with Starwood in
New York, where he developed global strategic growth plans in-line
with consumer and developer trends and worked with real estate
developers in North America, among other initiatives.
Jan Smits, Chief Executive Officer AMEA, IHG,
said, “As we continue to expand in South West Asia,
especially India, Sudeep’s experience of delivering international
brands in a local market context will be an asset, enabling us to
realise our growth ambition. He also brings a fresh perspective to
the development team, allowing us to create and build partnerships
in new market segments and expand our footprint in the region.”
Sudeep started his career with Bain & Company,
working in its offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney and Boston,
advising clients across consumer goods, food products, financial
services, IT and private equity, on growth strategy and business
plans which led to double-digit growth for the clients.
also worked with Jones Lang LaSalle in India, in the Hotels &
Hospitality Group, where he led development and management of the
Advisory and Transactions services of the company in South Asia.
Sudeep received his higher education at Ivy
League colleges in the US, including a Bachelor’s Degree from
Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He also
completed the PDP course at Cornell Hotel School.
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