Suma Venkatesh heads the company’s Development, Technical Services and Projects functions. She oversees IHCL’s initiatives for growth through greenfield developments, acquisitions, licenses and management contracts. Over the last 16 years with IHCL, she has been involved in tripling the Group’s inventory to 178 hotels with over 21000 keys. Suma is an Electrical Engineer by training and holds a Master’s Degree in Management Studies from the Mumbai University in India. She has over 26 years of cross functional experience across industries. Before joining IHCL, she has worked in different functions across multiple industry sectors in India.