Farhat Jamal has joined The Indian Hotels Company Limited as Senior Vice President–Operations. He is responsible for hotel operations in Western India and Africa. Farhat is returning to the Taj family from Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts where he was based in New Delhi overseeing their India operations and has previously looked after Shangrila Hotels in India, Sri Lanka and Maldives as the Area Manager.
Bringing all-round experience of building and managing large hospitality businesses, Farhat is a highly accomplished seasoned hotelier. He has worked with Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces in India and overseas in various capacities for close to three decades. During his years with the Taj he was the Vice President and General Manager of Taj Mahal Palace & Towers Mumbai, General Manager of Taj Lands End, Taj President, Taj Coromandel and Deputy General Manager of Crown Plaza London St. James & 51 Buckingham Gate Luxury Suites. Farhat also served as President and Chief Operating Officer for The Lalit Hotels, Palaces & Resorts, in 2008.
Farhat has been a Speaker / Panelist at many hospitality forums and conferences. He is an Alumni of IHM, PUSA and completed programs on Leadership from Cornell University and is also a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) from AHLA. Farhat has received many accolades and recognitions for his outstanding contribution to the hospitality industry.