Puneet Chhatwal

Managing Director & CEO
The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL)

Mr. Puneet Chhatwal joined The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer on November 6, 2017. He is a global professional with close to four decades of leadership experience at highly acclaimed international hotel groups.

Under his leadership, IHCL has been on a journey of re-imagination to achieve sustainable profitable growth. Mr. Chhatwal also serves as the leading voice of the industry in India in his capacity as the Chairman of the National Committee of Tourism and Hospitality, CII and President of Hotel Association of India.

Prior to this, Mr. Chhatwal was the Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Board of Steigenberger Hotels AG – Deutsche Hospitality based out of Frankfurt, Germany. He was also the Chief Development Officer of The Rezidor Hotel Group – Carlson Hotels Worldwide based out of Brussels, Belgium. Mr. Chhatwal is a graduate of both, Delhi University and Institute of Hotel Management, Delhi. He has completed an MBA in Hospitality from ESSEC, Paris and an Advanced Management Program from INSEAD.

Across his global leadership career in hospitality, Mr. Chhatwal has received several acclaimed industry awards. He was honoured with the Carlson Fellowship in 2012 and he was also the First Alumnus included in the ESSEC-IMHI Hall of Honor 2014.