Ravi Shankar appointed Senior Vice President Finance at The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts. Shankar will oversee the finance operational strategies and drive finance operations and initiatives for the brand. With a career spanning over 20 years, Shankar’s last stint was as Chief Financial Officer at MH Lifestyle Hotels, LLC Dubai.
Shankar comes with extensive experience both within India and internationally. His career includes several noteworthy assignments with top corporate houses and Hotels, such as RSM & Co., New Delhi (now Pricewaterhouse Coopers), Le Meridien, Starwood Hotels and Resorts and Marriott International.
Over the years he has developed financial strategies and provided strategic financial counsel to drive portfolio performance, growth, and organizational effectiveness. With keen business acumen, Shankar has been instrumental in aligning financial and business metrics to support business strategy and growth. Ravi is also adept at-risk management strategies and value maximization and brings with him management negotiation, compliance and merger and acquisition experience. He enjoys strong credibility in managing and strengthening internal and external stakeholder relationships.
Ravi is a qualified Chartered Accountant and also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Commerce.