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.