A passionate storyteller and a brand evangelist, Mehra brings with her over two decades of rich and varied experience in hospitality Brand Marketing and Communications. An accomplished and well-respected industry stalwart, she started her career in aviation where she held key leadership positions before finding her true calling in hotels. She spearheaded the Marketing and Communications strategies for Starwood Hotels and its brands in India, Maldives, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan from 2009 to 2015. She then moved to Dubai as Regional Director Communications, Africa, from 2015-2017. Prior to joining The Leela, Mehra was the Senior Director Communications Middle East and Africa, Marriott International, a role she assumed post the merger of Starwood Hotels with Marriott International. She has also worked with other well-known hospitality brands including Hilton and Taj Hotels. In her role, Mehra will provide strategic counsel to the company’s senior executive leadership team and be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive and integrated Marketing and Communication roadmap and an ongoing strategy to strengthen the positioning of The Leela brand as an embodiment of true Indian luxury.
Mehra is a Postgraduate in English Literature from Delhi University and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication as well as a Business Management Degree with specialization in Marketing. Mehra enjoys travelling and exploring new cultures, is an avid reader, loves writing and trend watching and calls herself an experimental Instagrammer.