Marriott International appoints Ranju Alex as Area Vice President, South Asia
To be responsible for creating and executing a strategic road map that will focus on establishing brand positioning and effectively expanding market share of the Marriott portfolio in South Asia
Marriott International Inc has promoted Ranju Alex as its Area Vice President for the South Asia region. She takes over the role from Neeraj Govil who relocated to Singapore after being appointed Senior Vice President of Operations for Asia Pacific (excluding China) last year. As a key member of Marriott International’s leadership think-tank, Alex will be based in Mumbai and oversee the company’s operations across India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan. She will be responsible for creating and executing a strategic road map that will focus on establishing brand positioning and effectively expanding market share of the Marriott portfolio in South Asia. Prior to this appointment, Alex was the Market Vice President for West India.
Market Vice President Gaurav Singh who is based in Bengaluru will oversee South and East India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Marriott has also appointed Arun Kumar as Market Vice President overseeing North India, Nepal and Bhutan. Kumar will be based in Gurgaon.
Rajeev Menon, President Asia Pacific (excluding China), said, “I am delighted that Ranju has taken on this role to lead our business operations across South Asia as we focus on leading the business recovery across the region. Her extensive hospitality experience and strong leadership skills will allow us to leverage the strength of our brands as we continue to innovate and grow across the region”.
With over 28 years of hospitality experience, Alex is a 12-year veteran with Marriott International. An alumnus of IHM Kolkata, she started her hospitality career with Oberoi group of hotels. Alex joined Marriott International in 2010 as the General Manager of Courtyard by Marriott Pune Hinjewadi, she then moved on to the Goa Marriott Resort & Spa as General Manager in 2013. Her hands on leadership style, a laser sharp focus on business results and her ability to lead diverse teams saw her promoted senior roles overseeing East India, Bhutan and Bangladesh. In 2019, she was promoted to Market Vice President of South India and Sri Lanka.
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