About Royal Orchid


Chender Baljee

Chairman and Managing Director

An MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad, Chender Baljee is the Founder, and Chairman & Managing Director of Royal Orchid Hotels. He has over three decades of experience in hospitality.

Chender has been recently featured in the IIM Ahmedabad book "Stay Hungry Stay Foolish" which chronicles the rise of 25 entrepreneurs. He is an active member of the All India Management Association, the Greater Mysore Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Confederation of Indian Industry. He is a certified Hotel Administrator from American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH & LA).

Anjali Upadhyay

Vice President - HR, Admin & IT

Ms Anjali Upadhyay is a MBA in Human Resources & International Marketing from IIM Udaipur. Prior to Joining Royal Orchid Hotels Ltd, she worked with DLF Ltd, New Delhi as AVP-HR, Bharat Hotels (The LaLit Suri Hospitality) as Group HR Head, Keane India Ltd, Tata Consultancy Services, CMC Ltd and Usha Telecom. She has over 23 years of rich experience in Human Resource Management, Talent Management, OD, OB, Compensation and benefits with Information Technology, Telecom, Real Estate & Hospitality sectors.

Shekhar Bhargava

Executive Vice President

He is an alumni of IHM, Mumbai with over 27 years experience with leading hotel chains like The Taj Hotels, Welcom Group Hotels, Holiday Inn, Choice Hotels and other International Hotels in India and other European countries. He loves playing chef even in his personal life, a keen cuisine enthusiast, loves tennis and reading.

Amit Jaiswal

Vice President - Finance

Amit Jaiswal is a Commerce Graduate from Calcutta University and MBA graduate from Indian Institute of Management and engineering. He has vast experience of 21 years in different industries including Finance, Manufacturing and Hotels.

Pradhan Ganapathy

Vice president - Business Development

Pradhan Ganapathy is a Science Graduate from Mangalore University and American Hotel & Motel Association. He has a vast experience of over 25 years with Taj Hotels & Land Mark Group of Hotels.


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