Jai Sreedhar Jt. Managing Director & CEO, Rosetta by Ferns
Born and raised in Hyderabad, Jai holds a master’s degree in Business Administration along with postgraduate qualifications in Hospitality Management from Cornell University, New York and an honors diploma from the Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Lodging Association.
For more than a decade he has been involved in Luxury Hospitality Sales and Marketing, both domestic and international, and has been influential in defining the global appeal of India’s luxury hospitality offering, specialising in the leisure segment. He began his professional career as a management trainee at The Leela Palace Hotels and Resorts, Mumbai. Having gained first-hand operations experience, he moved into sales and marketing functions, and became a successful strategist and planner with experience in formulating marketing and business plans to build leisure, corporate and MICE business. As the General Manager, Leisure Sales & Marketing, he was responsible for all international sales and marketing communication efforts and also played an integral role in the set-up and launch of several Leela properties across India like The Leela Palace, New Delhi, The Leela Palace, Chennai and The Leela Palace, Udaipur to name a few. Having held senior positions across multiple functions of the Leela Group, and as the point person for their international alliances, he has built and sustained relationships with various global marketing and luxury hospitality alliances. He possesses a strong business acumen and the proven ability to execute a wide range of strategies to establish market presence and build revenues and profitability.
In 2016, Jai co-founded Valdis Consulting, a boutique firm with the single-minded objective to provide intuitive, market-driven advisory service to a select group of discerning business houses in India that want to create value in the hospitality and real estate segment.
With a multi-faceted career and personality, Jai is a voracious reader, world traveller, economics enthusiast and has a fond liking for classical music.