Suma Venkatesh leads the Technical Services and Development functions of the company. She is responsible for IHCL's initiatives for identifying, strengthening and growing the real estate and development projects. Over the last 12 years with the IHCL, she has been involved in doubling the Group’s inventory to 131 hotels with 15000+ keys besides handling a host of renovation and green-field projects. Ms. Venkatesh is an Electrical Engineer by training and holds a Masters Degree in Management Studies from the Mumbai University in India. She has over 23 years of cross functional experience across industries. Before joining the IHCL, she has worked in different functions across multiple industry sectors in India.