Nikhil Sharma to lead Radisson Hotel Group in India

He has traversed various domains including strategy and planning, business development, revenue management and distribution

Nikhil Sharma is set to step into the role of Managing Director and Area Senior Vice President, South Asia at Radisson Hotel Group (RHG), marking a significant shift in the leadership landscape of one of India's prominent hospitality giants.

Impressive Track Record

Prior to his appointment at RHG, Sharma held the esteemed position of Market Managing Director, Eurasia at Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, showcasing his proficiency in steering hospitality enterprises to success.

Decades of Industry Expertise

With over two decades of rich experience in the hospitality sector, Sharma has traversed various domains including strategy and planning, business development, revenue management, and distribution. His illustrious career boasts of stints at industry titans like Ginger Hotels, a Tata Enterprise, where he served as Chief Operating Officer, driving operational excellence and spearheading digital and loyalty strategies. Sharma also played a pivotal role as one of the founding members of the Lemon Tree Hotel Company, cementing his reputation as a seasoned industry veteran.

Educational Background and Industry Contributions

A graduate of the esteemed Institute of Hotel Management in Pusa, New Delhi, Sharma further honed his expertise with a certification from Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. Beyond his professional endeavours, Sharma has actively contributed to the industry's growth, serving in key roles such as Chair and Convener for Skills and Entrepreneurship at the Confederation of Indian Industry, Delhi State Council, and participating in the Steering Committee of the Confederation of Indian Industry.

With Sharma's appointment, Radisson Hotel Group in India stands poised to leverage his extensive industry knowledge and strategic acumen to propel the brand to new heights, solidifying its position as a frontrunner in the hospitality landscape.

“Nikhil’s appointment reflects our commitment to strengthening our leadership team and driving strategic growth in South Asia. This region is a key market for us, and with Nikhil’s strategic vision and deep understanding of the industry, we are confident in our ability to further elevate our presence and deliver exceptional experiences to our guests,” said Chema Basterrechea, Global President & Chief Operations Officer at Radisson Hotel Group.

“In the past 25 years, Radisson Hotel Group has become synonymous with unparalleled hospitality and delivering memorable moments to millions of guests. We have leveraged the collective efforts of our teams to establish a first-movers advantage that has resulted in the expansion of our footprints in markets that are unique to the Group. We are pleased to welcome a dynamic leader like Nikhil to steer us ahead in this journey and wish him the best for leading Radisson Hotel Group’s next phase of growth in South Asia,” said KB Kachru, Chairman, South Asia at Radisson Hotel Group.

“I am thrilled to be part of Radisson Hotel Group and to lead South Asia during this exhilarating period of growth. With a diverse portfolio of brands and hotels, the Group is poised to be the top choice for travellers and asset owners alike. I am grateful for this opportunity to drive innovation, deliver exceptional results, and elevate the brand while creating value for our stakeholders,” said Nikhil Sharma, Managing Director and Area Senior Vice President (ASVP), South Asia at Radisson Hotel Group.


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