The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts announces the appointment of Ravi Shankar as Senior Vice President Finance. In his new role, Ravi will oversee the finance operational strategies and drive finance operations and initiatives for the brand. In a career spanning over 20 years, he has added many feathers to his cap, the latest being his stint as Chief Financial Officer at MH Lifestyle Hotels LLC Dubai.
A well-known hospitality professional and a financial wizard, Ravi comes with extensive experience both within India and internationally. His career includes several noteworthy assignments with top corporate houses and Hotels, such as RSM & Co., New Delhi (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), Le Meridien, Starwood Hotels and Resorts and Marriott International.
Over the years he has developed financial strategies and provided strategic financial counsel to drive portfolio performance, growth, and organizational effectiveness. With a keen business acumen, he has been instrumental in aligning financial and business metrics to support business strategy and growth. Ravi is also adept at-risk management strategies and value maximization, and brings with him management negotiation, compliance and merger and acquisition experience. He enjoys strong credibility in managing and strengthening internal and external stakeholder relationships.
“Ravi is an accomplished finance professional and his rich experience in the hospitality industry, combined with his extraordinary calibre and versatility makes him an asset to the company. We are delighted to welcome Ravi on board as we embrace the next new phase in our growth trajectory,” said Anuraag Bhatnagar, COO, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts.
Ravi is a qualified Chartered Accountant and also holds a Bachelor’s degree in law and Commerce