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Steven Dixon Tourism New Zealand
Tourism New Zealand has announced changes to its Singapore based business events, trade and management team. Current Tourism New Zealand's Business Events Manager for North America, Steven Dixon has been appointed to the role of Regional Manager - South and South East Asia, effective from November. Prior to joining Tourism New Zealand Steven worked in hotel management and development roles in Dunedin and Christchurch for five years including the highly successful launch of Hotel So in Christchurch.

Mona Cheriyan Thomas Cook (India)
Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. announced the appointment of Mona Cheriyan as Chief Operating Officer & Head – Human Resources. With a career spanning almost 30 years, Mona started her work life as Associate Professor at Sophia College before moving on to NIIT as a Sr. Systems Executive. Her foray into the human resources domain began as a Training Officer with the ESSAR Group, followed by a tenure of 16 years withOracle Financial Services Software Ltd (earlier known as Citicorp Information Technology Industries Ltd and i-flex Solutions Ltd.).

Raghu Sapra Hilton Mumbai International Airport
Raghu Sapra has been appointed as the General Manager of Hilton Mumbai International Airport, the intimate boutique-like hotel conveniently located near the domestic and international airports. Raghu’s career in the lodging industry spans 17 years and includes positions in India with Marriott Hotels, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts and The Imperial, New Delhi. He joined Hilton Worldwide in 2011 and, prior to successfully launching DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Bangalore earlier this year as the General Manager, Raghu was part of the pre-opening team of Hilton Bangalore Embassy GolfLinks as Director of Operations.

Mohammed Shoeb Novotel Chennai SIPCOT

Mohammed Shoeb is the General Manager of the Novotel Chennai SIPCOT (Accor Group of Hotels), located at Old Mahabalipuram Road the IT Hub of Chennai. Mohammed has done his Post Graduation in Tourism and Hotel Management and carries an experience of 25 years in the Hospitality Industry. He has a strong and sound background of opening new hotels, operations, sales & marketing and Guest Relations. Mohammed has had wonderful opportunities to work with brands like Starwood, ITC WelcomGroup, Four Points by Sheraton & Intercontinental to name a few.

Rajesh Gopalakrishnan ibis Chennai SIPCOT
Rajesh Gopalakrishnan has been appointed as the General Manager for ibis Chennai SIPCOT. In his leadership role, he is responsible for spearheading operations at the Ibis Chennai Sipcot. Prior to this, Rajesh was the General Manager of The Raintree Hotel, St Mary’s. Fascinated with the hospitality industry since his early years, Rajesh has worked at various levels in the hospitality industry across India, the Middle East and Maldives. Starting out on the culinary side, within a span of four years, Rajesh joined the Taj group of Hotels in 1992 as a Trainee Chef.

Manoj Mathpal Shervani Hospitalities
Shervani Hospitalities Ltd., a chain of Hotels, Resorts & Restaurants in Uttrakhand and Delhi, recently announced the appointment of Manoj Mathpal as the new General Manager-Sales & Marketing. Manoj comes with an experience of 10 years in the travel and hospitality industry. Armed with Bachelor in Commerce from DSB Campus, Nainital and Hotel Management from YMCA New Delhi degrees, he was serving as Deputy General Manager- Sales & Marketing at Country Inn Hotels & Resorts prior to joining Shervani Hospitalities. He started his career with Alpcord Network.

Geetika Sharma Courtyard by Marriott, Gurgaon
Courtyard by Marriott, Gurgaon has announced the appointment of Geetika Sharma as Manager, Human Resource. In her role with the company, she will develop and manage the human resource operations and support the management team in building an energetic strategy for Human Capital. With a strong inclination towards training and mentoring, she will also take charge of leading team members to successfully deliver high end results. With a practice of over 10 years in the hospitality industry, Geetika has been delivering exceptional results in the key areas of her expertise.

Atul Goyal Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide has announced the appointment of Atul Goyal as Head of Human Resources for India. Atul is based at the India Regional Office in Gurgaon and reports to Brendan Toomey, Vice President, Human Resources - Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide. Atul’s experience in human resources spans almost a decade and includes a range of industries including hospitality, oil and gas, consumer durables and Information Technology. Most recently, he was the Regional Human Resources Manager – India, Accor Hotels.

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