Chief Development Officer, EMEAA
Rajit Sukumaran is Chief Development Officer, EMEAA, based in Singapore.
Rajit leads the growth strategy for IHG®’s brands across EMEAA – building and strengthening relationships with owners and overseeing the expansion of IHG’s hotel footprint from lead origination to design through to opening.
He brings more than 12 years’ experience in development, acquisitions and feasibility from his previous role as Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Development, Asia Pacific at Starwood Hotels & Resorts. In this role, Rajit was responsible for the overall rapid growth and development of Starwood’s 10 hotel brands. Based in Singapore, he managed the development teams based in Tokyo, Delhi, Jakarta, Bangkok and Sydney, while being accountable for Starwood’s new and existing investments in Asia Pacific.
Prior to joining Starwood, Rajit worked in the Corporate Finance division of PwC Singapore, where he was involved with several cross-border corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and initial public offerings.
Rajit graduated from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor's degree in Accountancy.