Marriott International appoints Mr. Neeraj Govil as Market Vice President for South Asia. Mr. Govil will be replacing Rajeev Menon, who has moved to a new role as Chief Operating Officer Asia Pacific (excluding Greater China).
Marriott International appoints Mr. Neeraj Govil as Market Vice President for South Asia. Mr. Govil will be replacing Rajeev Menon, who has moved to a new role as Chief Operating Officer Asia Pacific (excluding Greater China). Prior to this, Govil was General Manager at the Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre, China. In his new capacity, and as part of the core Asia Pacific leadership team, Govil will be responsible for creating and executing a strategic road map that will focus on establishing brand positioning and effectively expanding market share of the Marriott portfolio in South Asia.
With over 14 years in the hospitality sector, Govil brings a wealth of international experience and expertise to the table spanning across several disciplines including Operations, Marketing strategy and Business development. Mr. Govil comes with a strong financial acumen, the ability to create innovative business models and consistently deliver outstanding results in operational excellence, service delivery and revenue growth.
An alumni of IHMCT & AN, Goa; Mr. Govil graduated in Hotel Management and Catering Technology in 1997. In 2001, he joined the Renaissance Mumbai Hotel & Convention Centre and Marriott Executive Apartments where he gained the full spectrum of training in Hotel operations. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Govil led Operations at the Brisbane Marriott Hotel in Australia, the Renaissance Riverside Saigon in Vietnam and the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong in China. From 2011 to 2015 He was General Manager at the Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast and then at the Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre. Under his strategic leadership the hotels were recognized with “Marriott Hotel of the Year” awards in the Asia Pacific region in 2011, 2012 and 2014 respectively.
In his time off work, Neeraj has a passion for travel and is a diehard fan of Arsenal Football Club. He will be based out of the Marriott Area Office in Mumbai.
About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,300 properties in 81 countries and territories. Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.
Photo Caption: Mr. Neeraj Govil, Market Vice President – South Asia, Marriott International Inc.