Navjit Ahluwalia joined Hilton in January 2018 as the company’s first SVP & Country head for Hilton in India. While overseeing the operations of 24 Trading hotels in India, he also leads the company’s strategy to bolster its revenue market share; continue delivering superior operational performance and drive market leading owner returns. At the same time, he is responsible to grow Hilton’s portfolio of brands, strategically invest in expanding the India business and continue hiring the best industry talent.
Navjit has over 30 years of hospitality experience and for over thirteen years was with Marriott International where he held key leadership roles, the most recent being Senior Vice President responsible for the growth of the company’s various brands in South Asia. Navjit has also worked with HVS in New York and New Delhi where he was responsible for hotel valuations and related consulting assignments for investors, lenders and hotel companies.
Prior to working with HVS, he worked for over a decade in Hotel Operations with a number of Hotel chains including Oberoi and ITC Hotels in India and the Claridge’s and Dorchester hotels in London.
Navjit graduated from St Stephen’s College, Delhi University and holds an MBA in hospitality management from the Institute de Management Hotelier International (IMHI) in Paris. He is also an alumnus of the Oberoi School of Hotel Management.
Navjit is married and based in Gurugram, India. During his leisure time, he is passionate about cycling and running.