Rahul Sood

Modal & Actor


Rahul Sood Group Managing Director-Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia at Sun Multinational United Arab Emirates Summary A well accomplished, outspoken & dynamic Group Managing Director, passionate Hotelier, natural Leader and Motivator, sound profit and result driven Over 19 years of global premium corporate hotel experience with sound promotions positioning, talented multi-level communicator engaged group facilitator whilst offering anticipative service process centricity in order to retain prime market position resulting in animproved EBITDA.Zealous, result-oriented leader with a strong track record ofperformance in turnaround and high-paced organizations. My keyskill set is to be a natural leader and great motivator. Utilize keenanalysis and insights and team approach to drive organizationalimprovements and implementation of best practices. Superiorinterpersonal skills, capable of resolving multiple and complex (sales,human resources, legal, financial, operational) issues and motivatingstaff to peak performance.Specialist in Design and Building of hotels, Investments intoHotels , Asset Management, Leadership Development, HotelOperations, Sales and Marketing of Hotels ,Strategic Planning , NewProduct Development and launches, Customer Service deliveryprocesses ,Talent acquisition and retention.Immense experience in re-branding hotels, pre-opening, greenfieldprojects as well as renovating existing properties. Actively involved inoverseeing investment opportunities, planning return on investment,project valuation, real estate transaction marketing and strategicadvisory services besides hospitality- linked financial structuring andcapital solutions. My experience in hospitality is comprehensive andspans most areas including Revenue Management, HR solutions,Training, Global Distribution and Marketing besides creating a highPage 1 of 4value brand through personalization and enhancement of the guestsatisfaction index.ExperienceSun Multinational3 years 5 monthsGroup Managing Director-Europe, Middle East, Africa & AsiaJanuary 2019 - Present (1 year 11 months)Dubai, United Arab EmiratesGroup Managing Director, Middle East & AfricaJuly 2017 - Present (3 years 5 months)Dubai, United Arab EmiratesSun Africa Hotels-Preferred Hotel Group10 years 4 monthsGroup Managing Director-AfricaAugust 2010 - Present (10 years 4 months)NairobiGroup Chief Executive Officer-AfricaJuly 2012 - July 2017 (5 years 1 month)NairobiSun Africa Hotels is an award winning regional hotel company whose goal is tooffer unparalleled service & consistent commitment to excellence. Sun AfricaHotels create epic, confident and refined hotels in Kenya’s most attractivedestinations by blending with the best local cultures. It dates back to 1927,being one of the first establishments in Africa offering the perfect combinationof bush and scenic safari holidays with varied choices. Sun Africa Hotels isa member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts as well as a member of the Ecotourism Kenya, with a collection of seven properties and a balloon company.www.sunafricahotels.comOverseeing operations as CEO for the management company charged withoperating 7 hotels and Hot Air Balloon Company with an USD 38 MillionAnnual turnover & 729 Employees.Imperial Group of HotelsArea General ManagerPage 2 of 4May 2009 - July 2010 (1 year 3 months)Entebbe-KampalaMetropole Hotel Kampala-WORLDHOTELSGeneral ManagerMay 2007 - April 2009 (2 years)KampalaHoliday Inn Manali-InterContinental Hotels Group4 yearsGeneral Manager2006 - 2007 (1 year)ManaliRooms Division ManagerMay 2006 - August 2006 (4 months)Kathmandhu, NepalFront Office Manager & Revenue ManagerJune 2003 - 2006 (3 years)Ooty-Tamil NaduFront Office Manager & Quality Manager2004 - 2005 (1 year)Ooty-Tamil NaduFront Office ManagerOctober 2004 - December 2004 (3 months)Novotel Wellington-Accor1 year 3 monthsNight ManagerDecember 2002 - March 2003 (4 months)Wellington, New ZealandFront Office Supervisor & Night Audit SupervisorJanuary 2002 - December 2002 (1 year)Zurich, SwitzerlandOberoi Hotels & ResortsGraduate Trainee- The Oberoi RajvilasJanuary 2000 - July 2000 (7 months)Page 3 of 4EducationUniveristy Centre Cesar RitzPost Graduate in International Hotel and Tourism Management American Hotels & Lodging AssocationDiploma in International Hospitality Management, Hospitality Administration/ManagementMerit Swiss Asian School of Hotel ManagementHigher Diploma in Hospitality Management, Hospitality Administration/Management