Ajay Mehtani has joined HVS as Senior Vice President, based in New Delhi. Ajay has over 26 years of experience in Hospitality, FMCG, ITES and Private Equity. He has worked with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) leading the Sales and Marketing function in Southwest Asia to grow the presence of IHG brands to over 3500+ rooms across InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn brands in the region. Ajay has worked with Quatro Global Services looking after the Travel & Hospitality Solutions division and with Duet India Hotels handling Asset Management and Development for an investment of over $300 million in internationally branded mid-scale hotels across India. Prior to joining HVS he was working with Starwood Hotels & Resorts as Regional Director - New Builds, Transitions & Franchise Support for South Asia. He has completed his Master’s in Marketing and Hospitality with Certification in Digital Marketing, Foundation of Business Strategy and in Fundamentals of Revenue Management.
Radhika Puri Pangasa has joined HVS Executive Search as Senior Manager, based in New Delhi. During her career of 15 years, Radhika has worked in Human Resources with ITC Hotels in India and as an independent HR Consultant in the Middle East. She spent the last ten years spearheading her own HR & Executive Search Consultancy in India specializing in the Hospitality & Service Industry. Her expertise lies in Executive Search, Human Resource Consulting and Organizational Development. Radhika has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and completed her graduation from the prestigious Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi.
Smriti Anand has joined HVS Executive Search as Manager, based in New Delhi. Smriti has worked for 10 years in leading international firms of which the last 7 years. have been with the Executive Search business. Along with diverse exposure on searches across various industries and sectors, she has been a team member on several CXO mandates. She has completed her undergraduate studies in Political Science followed by her post-graduation in Human Resources. Prior to joining HVS Executive Search, Smriti was working with the global search firm, Accord Group at their India office in New Delhi.
According to Mandeep S. Lamba, President and CEO, South Asia at HVS in New Delhi , “ We are delighted to launch the Executive Search business as part of our HVS service offerings for South Asia. Given the HVS Executive Search global leadership and brand equity, we are very excited about the potential of this opportunity in the rapidly growing hospitality sector in India.”
Court Williams, Chief Executive Officer, of HVS Executive Search comments, “I am thrilled to see our India HVS Executive Search practice relaunch in New Delhi with the addition of Ajay, Radhika and Smriti. Their combined expertise will clearly position us to be the formidable leader in hospitality leadership recruitment.”
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Over the years, HVS Executive Search has established its reputation as the premier human capital advisory services firm, specializing in senior-level executive search and mid-management recruitment as well as organizational development strategies for the hospitality industry. With an expansive global network, HVS Executive Search possesses an unparalleled reach, having access to a vast pool of qualified profiles through its 400,000-strong contact database. Furthermore, HVS Executive Search Partners are recognized and revered as being industry mentors in their respective regions and have together executed over 4,000 mid to high level searches across the globe.
Hotel owners, developers, investors, lenders, management companies, and public agencies around the globe rely on HVS's life-cycle consulting expertise to make informed business decisions. Our commitment to excellence and unrivaled hospitality intelligence is delivered by more than 300 people in over 50 offices throughout the world who specialize in a wide range of hospitality assets including hotels, restaurants, casinos, shared ownership lodging, mixed-use developments, spas, and golf courses, as well as conventions, sports, and entertainment facilities.