Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer
As the Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer for the Taj Group, Chinmai's responsibilities include Brand Management, Digital Platforms, Loyalty programs, Public Relations, Customer Analytics, Global Sales and Revenue Management.
Chinmai is a seasoned industry professional with nearly two decades of progressive hospitality experience in the fields of Strategic Marketing, Revenue Management and Electronic Distribution. Chinmai was named as one of the 'Top 20 Extraordinary minds within Sales, Marketing and Technology' by Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI), Europe in 2015.
Before joining Taj, Chinmai was with Starwood Capital Group, based in Paris as the Global head of Revenue, Distribution and eCommerce for Louvre Hotels Group's entire portfolio of six hotel brands with 1,100 plus hotels spread across 45 countries.
Prior to Starwood Capital Group, Chinmai served five years with Wyndham Hotel Group based at their corporate office in New Jersey as VP Revenue Management where he was responsible for the Revenue Management process across all brands globally. Chinmai has also worked in senior roles with the boutique hotel company, Joie de Vivre Hotels, in San Francisco and with the leading online travel agency Expedia.com, in Seattle.
Chinmai commenced his hotel career eighteen years ago with the Taj Group where he was part of the very first revenue management group ever created in the company in 1997.
Chinmai is a Hotel Management graduate from the Institute of Hotel Management, Jaipur. He holds a Diploma in Economics from the Indian Institute of Planning and Management, New Delhi and a joint MBA in Hospitality from IMHI/ESSEC Business School, Paris and Cornell Hotel School (M.M.H), New York.
He is a current board member of HSMAI's Revenue Management and Marketing Advisory Board in Europe and is also a current Visiting Fellow to the Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University in United Kingdom.