Pradeep Lal Mehta ~ Vice Chairman, Hospitality, Ambuja Neotia

Mr P L Mehta is the Vice Chairman of AmbujaNeotia Hospitality, Whole Time Director of UNO India and Neotia Healthcare Initiative Limited. Mr P L Mehta is a multi-talented professional with more than 25 years of rich experience leading enterprises in segments of hospitality, healthcare and manufacturing apart from having a keen interest in academics.

He is a Fellow Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Fellow Member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India. Having done his Post Graduate in Commerce, he moved to USA where Kansas State University conferred him Masters in Business Administration 1986.

Mr. Mehta is associated with the AmbujaNeotia Group since 1994 and his first assignment was heading Corporate Affairs & Finance in Ambuja Cements. Subsequently in 2002, he went on to lead the Group’s Healthcare Operation to amplify its brand and bouquet of services from Hospital to Chain of Diagnostic Centres and Infertility Treatment Centres along with a Nursing Academy.

As Vice Chairman of the Group’s Hospitality ventures, Mr PL Mehta has through meticulous work and structured planning process helped streamline the Hospitality vertical, which has a bouquet of Resort, Hotels, Clubs on one hand including brands such as Ganga Kutir, Swissotel, AltAir. On the other hand it comprises of Fine and Casual Dining restaurants , QSR chain and Delis (including brands such as The Orient, Sonar Tori, Tea Junction, Afraa Lounge, Afraa Deli), the latest addition to which is UNO India. He is actively involved with respective business heads of the various sub verticals to define business growth paths, enhance strategic brand value and optimise existing operations drawing on his vast multi-disciplinary knowledge in finance, logistics, administration, marketing and legal affairs.

Mr. Deepak Harlalka ~ Whole-Time Director

Mr.Deepak Harlalka is an accomplished professional with a vast experience of two decades spread across Manufacturing, Real-estate and Hospitality sectors. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary by profession. Mr Harlalka’s journey at Ambuja Neotia has been remarkable; he is associated with the group for the past 15 years and is now the Whole-Time Director of GGL Hotel and Resort Company Limited. He oversees the overall functions of the company along with handling Raichak on Ganges, a 144-keys luxury resort on the bank of the mighty Ganges and overlooks the projects and sales verticals of Country Homes.

Mr Deepak Harlalka started his professional career with Ruchi Soya Group. He has been associated with Videocon in the past and was responsible for the company’s Zonal Accounts (East) before Joining Ambuja Neotia in the year 2004. He is a B.COM Graduate from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata and possesses great analytical and statistical skills.

His comprehensive knowledge of the varied verticals makes him an all rounder with the ability to achieve the company’s objective of optimizing revenue as well as control expenses which is a rare combination. He is the member of esteemed corporate bodies like FHRAI- Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India, CREDAI Bengal- The Bengal chapter of Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India, to name a few. Mr Harlalka has a keen interest in Politics & Sports.

Mr. Hitesh Varma ~ Associate Vice President- Operations

Mr. Hitesh Varma is a passionate hotelier with varied experiences in Hospitality industry. A seasoned and thorough professional, he comes with a vast experience of over 22 years. Before Joining Ambuja Neotia, he was the AGM at Sayaji Hotels. During his stint with Sayaji, he was CEO for their new business hotel chain, Effotel which has 2 properties in Central India. Mr. Varma is a graduate from Nagpur University and holds a Hotel Management degree from IHM Bhubaneswar. He joined Taj Krishna, Hyderabad in 2003 for 3 years before moving on to Dell International as a Senior Customer Care Manager. He was responsible for transitioning the Canada Customer Care to India. Mr. Varma also has the first hand experience of entrepreneurship since he created &owned an F&B QSR chain from 2009-2011. He is currently the Associate Vice President- Operations.

Mr. Varma is an avid reader and a keen writer. He has authored a book “Tryst with Maidology” which is now listed on Amazon and is also a member of Leaders Excellence (MLE) at Harvard Square.

Mr Pinaki Ghosh ~ Resident Manager

Mr.Pinaki Ghosh is an experienced hospitality professional with a vast experience of more than 20 years across the vertical. Hotelier in the true sense, he embarked on his career with the esteemed Dynasty Group before shifting to the Hotel- Peerless Inn. Starting off his journey at Ambuja Neotia in 2013 with Tea Junction, Swabhumi and Clubs in the past, he is currently the Resident Manager- Raichak on Ganges. Before joining the organization, he was the General Manager for Hotel Sojourn and was with the organization from its project state.

Mr Pinaki Ghosh holds a Bachelors degree in Science and in Hotel Management from IHM Kolkata. Having an ability to multitask, he has effectively catered to the needs of the customers throughout his professional tenure. He was associated with the Frankfinn Institute as the guest lecturer where he taught the values of Hotel Management to the students. A firm believer of team work, Mr Ghosh was also passionate about cricket from childhood and has been a player at the University level. Apart from sports, he is a trained Tabla player with a strong inclination towards music and photography.