Ibis Mumbai Vikhroli introduces its leadership team

The appointment of these leaders will help ibis establish a stronger impetus for the brand’s 20th property in India

ibis - a smart economy brand from the Accor stable, announced the appointment of its leadership team for ibis Mumbai Vikhroli comprising of industry experts, each bringing on years of hospitality experience across best industry practices. With an aim to provide the best customer experience, food & beverage, and drive sales for ibis Mumbai Vikhroli, the appointment of these leaders will help ibis establish a stronger impetus for the brand’s 20th ibis property in India.

“At ibis, we believe in building a strong and dynamic leadership that delivers upon the values we are recognized for. The team brings their profound knowledge and understanding of the market dynamics that will help set new standards for this upcoming property. As we begin to set our foot in the post-COVID business arena, I am certain that onboarding these extensively skilled industry professionals will successfully build the hotel’s operations, and services to satisfy every guest. I would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone, and look forward to working with them on the exhilarating journey,” said Anant Leekha, General Manager, ibis Mumbai Vikhroli and ibis Navi Mumbai.

The leadership team:

Deepak Bajpai, Security Manager: With a career spanning over two decades, he has been associated with prominent brands including Hyatt, Wyndham Group, Intercontinental, Sahara Hospitality, Apeejay Group-The Park before joining Accor.

Pooja Narkar, Talent & Culture Manager: With 11 years of experience in Talent & Culture in Accor, she will manage ibis Mumbai Vikhroli, Navi Mumbai and Airport and is currently handling the ibis Mumbai cluster role.

Ishita Ganguly, Director of Sales: Will be responsible for positioning the 20th ibis in India and managing ibis Navi Mumbai in the same capacity. Her career spans over nine years, specializing in the Sales & Revenue functions of the hotel.

Khushbu Sneha, Guest Service Manager: To manage all the guest areas from the Front Office to Food & Beverage service. She has rich experience in Learning and Development and started her career with operations with prominent brands such as ITC & Marriott.

M. Jaganathan, Chief Engineer: Has worked as an onsite project engineer in Qatar and spent six years of employment chronology with Accor. He began as a team lead, was promoted as assistant manager and is currently working as a Chief Engineer.

Pavithra Rodrigues, Financial Controller: To handle this role along with her current responsibilities at ibis Navi Mumbai. A Chartered Accountant by profession, she comes with over seven years of experience in the hospitality industry. She has worked with the Marriott group of hotels before joining the Accor group.

Gaurav Pant, Executive House Keeper: Comes with over a decade of experience in the hospitality industry. Before joining the Accor Group of Hotels, he has worked with Ista hotels, Dusit Hotels, and Lemon Tree Hotels.

Priyanka Pandey, Learning & Development Manager: Comes with more than 12 years of experience in operations. Prior to this, she has worked in operational roles in different brands of Accor, including Novotel, Mercure, ibis.

Jayendra Anasooru, Executive Chef: With seven years of experience, he has worked with prominent brands such as Hyatt, Hilton, Accor, and has set up his restaurant as well. His last assignment was with ibis Chennai SIPCOT.

Suresh Gone, IT Manager: To take this role along with his current responsibilities at ibis Navi Mumbai. He brings two decades of IT experience & has worked with prominent brands such as Royal Orchid & Accor.

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