AMRUDA NAIR has the entrepreneurial spirit flowing through her veins. The granddaughter of Leela Hotels and Palaces founder CP Krishnan Nair, or Captain Nair as he was popularly known, Nair could easily follow her father into the main family business. Instead, she decided to go forth and set up a brand new hotel company, Aiana Hotels and Resorts, with a partner from the Middle East. The 18 month old company is now getting ready to enter India.
With a cool head on her shoulder, Nair explained her corporate policy as well as how she and why she decided to set up her own company. Before her leap to entrepreneurship, worked in Mandarin Oriental, New York and Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels (JLLH) in Singapore, as a full-time analyst on the hospitality brokerage team and was involved in investment sales mandates across the region including Indonesia, Japan, China, India and Thailand.