20-22 September 2021 | Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

Speaker profile

Mahesh Natarajan

Senior Vice President - Marketing, Sales, & Business Development
Ananda in the Himalayas - IHHR Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.

Mahesh is Senior Vice President at award winning luxury destination spa and wellness retreat, Ananda in the Himalayas. He brings over 25 years of experience of strategy and brand building across Indian and International companies.

Mahesh started his career in the hotel industry, working with luxury brand Oberoi Hotels where he learnt the fundamentals of hospitality and hotel operations. A subsequent Masters in Business Administration degree led him to varied roles across multinational product and strategy consulting services companies and as an entrepreneur.

A return to the hotel industry brought him back to Oberoi Hotels as Vice President Marketing where he helped in creating a unique identity for the Oberoi brand and increased its visibility in the global luxury hotels marketplace. Subsequently he joined Ananda in 2008, where his focus has been on growing its signature wellness offerings, sustainability efforts, customer relationships, and expanding Ananda’s footprint in India and abroad.

His deep interest in the world of health and wellness started and continues through his association with Ananda. He is a follower of traditional Hatha Yoga and incorporates Ayurvedic principles in his daily life. Mahesh and his family live in Delhi, India and they share his passion for travel and discovering new experiences.