Errol Fernandes Chairman & Managing Director, Rosetta by Ferns
Mr. Errol Fernandes began his entrepreneurial journey in 1986 with a startup in the software industry. He did his schooling in St. Josephs Boys High School and went on to study at Manipal Institute of Technology, where he graduated with a distinction in B. Tech in Electronics and Telecommunication.
As Bangalore became the IT capital of Asia, the demand for real estate increased and he realised the immense potential this sector would have in and around the city. In 1988 he started his own firm, Ferns Estates and Developers, pioneers of the Gated Community concept. Ferns Estates has developed more than 13 million sq. ft. of gated communities, villas, row houses, apartments and IT complexes in Bangalore. In 2017, Ferns Estates and Developers successfully completed one of their finest commercial projects till date, Ferns Galaxy, spread over 1 million sq. ft. where Ferns is proud to host Microsoft as its tenant.
With over 12,000 happy customers, Ferns has now forayed into the hospitality business and is presently developing 5-star luxury resorts and holiday homes in and around Bangalore under its brand ‘Rosetta by Ferns’, with over 400 rooms across 4 resorts in the next 3 years. The first of these resorts comprising 100 keys is under development in a coffee plantation in Sakleshpur, spread over 100 acres, and is expected to be operational in 2019.
Mr. Fernandes is a member of several social organisations and professional bodies. Currently, he is serving his term as the President of the Kanara Catholic Association (KCA), and as the Treasurer of CREDAI Bangalore (Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India).
A globetrotter, philanthropist and fitness enthusiast, Mr. Fernandes has played an integral role in incubating and mentoring new businesses and is always ready to share his knowledge with those willing to learn. He has been an angel investor as well as key investor during various rounds of fundraising for startups. He is a visionary who never hesitates to take on a challenge and this is what sets him apart.