Daughter of Late Shri Surrendra Paul, Ms. Paul began her career as the Marketing Manager at The Park, New Delhi. Her first success was her repositioning of The Park Hotels as India’s first and only collection of contemporary luxury boutique hotels. Under her direction, The Park Hotels have emerged as stylish and edgy, warm and fun – a reflection of her own personality and passion for contemporary art and design.
A powerhouse to say the least, she is an Executive Committee Member and Ex – President of the Hotel Association of India, a founding member of the World Travel and Tourism Council – India Initiative, a Trustee of the India Foundation for the Arts (IFA), Chairperson, South Asia Women’s Fund, and a member of Harvard Business School’s India Advisory Board. Having been inducted to FHRAI’s Hall of Fame in 2010 and Hotelier India’s Hall of Fame in 2011, she has won many awards and accolades from across the hospitality, tourism and design industries. The cherry of the cake of course is the coveted Padma Shri award (one of India’s highest civilian honours) conferred unto her in 2012 by the President of India for her contributions in the field of trade and industry.
Amongst the various issues up for discussion during the talk, Ms. Paul will share her views on product differentiation by creating a super niche yet continuing to be relevant to a larger audience, the importance of Brand Priya to Brand Park as well as share her personal experiences on how a young member of a family can make an impact within the family business and the irrelevance of gender in the world of business, though contrary to popular opinion.
The event will be held at The Park, New Delhi and will commence at 7.30pm with time for networking and cocktails, followed by the talk at 8.00pm. Dinner will be hosted at Aqua, by the poolside 9.00pm onwards.