Management & Mentors

Management and Mentor

Mrs. Sangita Bansal – Founder Director, Lords Institute of Management

Mrs. Bansal is a post graduate from Rajasthan University and carries more than a decade of experience in operations of hotels in USA. She was associated with Best Western and Howard Johnson. She serves as the Director of Lords Hotels & Resorts and hence, she is well exposed to the challenges of the hospitality industry.

She has ventured into hospitality education with the aim of creating skilled manpower for the industry. The institute will also serve as a learning and career development center for employees of Lords Hotels & Resorts and their family members. The aim of the institute is to provide quality and job oriented training at minimal fees.

Mr. Pushpendra R. Bansal – Chief Operating Officer, Lords Group of Companies

Mr. Bansal, an engineer by profession, ventured into his family business of construction in India at the age of 20 after completing his education. In the span of 25 years, he executed jobs for reputed companies like L&T, ONGC, Essar, Food Corporation of India, Indian Railways and many more. In 1990s, he diversified into hospitality and set up two hotel project, in Surat and Mumbai. He moved to USA in 2003 and acquired Hotels, Motels and Service Stations in addition to pursuing construction activities. He has substantial experience and he is one of the pillars of strength at Lords Group. His vision is to create skilled, educated task force for hotel industry and at the same time give back to society.

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Mr. Rakesh Mathur – Director and Principal Advisor Lords Hotels and Resorts Group

Mr. Rakesh Mathur has recently been co-opted as a Director and Principal Advisor to the Lords Hotels and Resorts Group. He is a Hospitality Industry professional with over forty five years of leadership experience in highly-acclaimed Indian and Global hotel groups. 
Mr. Mathur was the first CEO, BASS (now IHG) Hotels & Resorts, South & West Asia, and later PRESIDENT of  ITC Welcome Heritage Hotels, where he pioneered the Heritage and Circuit Tourism movement in India, before retirement in 2011. 
After Schooling in Shimla and Graduation in Economics Honours from SRCC, Delhi University, He joined Oberoi Hotels in 1973 as a Management Trainee and grew in the Industry and worked with Global and Multinational Hotel Organizations. 
Apart from his professional affiliations, Mr. Mathur is Associated with several Industry and Philanthrophic activities.  He is Co-Founder & Hon. Secretary of Ecotourism Society of India, Co-Founder & Advisor FAITH & NIT, on Executive Committees of IHHA, INTACH, AURO UNIVERSITY, ITRHD, Hon. President of Save The Children India and Chairman HI-AIM
He is a Paul Harris Member of the Rotary Club of Delhi Southend, Hon. President of Save the Children India (Delhi) and runs a personal Charitable Foundation engaged in poor and orphaned childrens’ health and education. 
Mr. Mathur would devote substantial time with the Lords Group, and work closely with the Promotors and top management, guiding them in areas of product and service quality enhancement, operational efficiency, organizational development, growth within and outside India, and CSR. 

Mr. Rishi Puri – Senior Vice President Operations & Development

Mr. Puri is an alumnus of IHM, Lucknow and carries more than two decades of experience in the hospitality industry. He has worked with major brands like Welcome group, Holiday Inn, Wyndham, and, Carlson. As a Vice President of Operations, he heads the operations of the Lords Group and closely handles and monitors new hotel development and business advancement of the group. In his last assignment, he was responsible for project and pre-opening of a large hotel at Chandigarh.
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Mr. Vikas Suri – Senior Associate Vice president, Lords Hotels & Resorts

Mr. Suri oversees the operations of the group in Western and Southern India. He also handles business development for the company in Southern Region. A hotel management graduate from IHM Lucknow. His career spans around two decade with job assignments across luxury hotels as well as on world’s largest premium cruise liner. He was also associated with Indian School of Business Hyderabad. His core competencies include overall hotel management, food & beverage operations, sales, strategy business development, and implementation. 

Mr. Pradeep Jain – Associate Vice President – Finance, Lords Hotels & Resorts

Mr. Jain has completed his Bachelor of Commerce from Rajasthan University and Chartered Accountancy. Post his education, he worked as a merchant banker in Mumbai. He joined H.S India Limited in 1996 and played an integral part to have the company listed on Bombay Stock Exchange. Today, H.S India Limited is successfully listed on Bombay Stock Exchange. He has shouldered the responsibilities for secure working capital, project finance, and handling the finances of 26 operational hotels and 5 regional sales offices.

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