Our Team

Varun Chola Rajendra
Founder and Managing Director

Varun has worked in the Hospitality Industry, for more than 10 years, in India and the Middle East. He has expertise in the Food and Beverage, Housekeeping, Human Resources departments with core expertise in Training and Development. He has worked in leading international hotels both within India and abroad, having held the position of Training Manager in Taj Hotels Palaces and Resorts, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Rotana Hotels & Resorts.

He is a Hotel Management graduate from SRM University, and also holds a Masters in Human Resources from the same university.

His strengths lie in his ability to communicate with people and build relationships that create positive learning experiences. His passion for training is clearly demonstrated during his training sessions, which brings a fun and exciting environment to the room for his clients to enjoy as they learn and improve.

Areas of Expertise
• Leadership training
• Hospitality-skill training
• Soft-skill training
• Coaching and Mentoring
• Human Resources – recruitment, employee welfare

 

Nidhi Soni
Co-Founder and Director

Nidhi has worked for 5 years in the Hospitality Industry in Dubai and specializes in the Housekeeping and Training departments. She has worked with Le Meridien and Westin Hotels in Dubai and is currently working with Dr. MGR Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, as a visiting faculty.

She has completed her graduation from Institute of Hotel Management, Mumbai and holds an MBA in Human Resources from the University of Madras.

Nidhi understands the importance of communicating effectively as she has a talent of simplifying complex topics in related terms for her trainees. She has gained experience in setting up departments and putting systems in place during the introduction of the housekeeping department at the Westin hotel.

Areas of expertise
• Housekeeping training
• Setting up processes and standards
• Conducting hotel pre-opening trainings

 

Chinnsamy Ganesan
Advisor

Chinnsamy Ganesan brings with him more than 28 years of experience in the area of finance and auditing. He has handled Indian and multi-national clients in various sectors such hospitality, automobile, shipping, healthcare, IT, telecom and more.

Chinnsamy Ganesan started his practice as a Chartered Accountant in 1988. He was in personal practice until 2005 and then served Lovelock & Lewes (network firm of PwC) for 6 years, followed by BSR & Co. LLP (network firm of KPMG) as a director/ partner in the audit practice for 6 years.
He is currently a Senior Partner at CNGSN & Associates LLP, Chennai and Senior Advisor at Trans Corporate Advisory Services Private Limited. He specializes in financial reporting, Company Laws and audits.

He is closely associated with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is a Senior Advisor at several CA firms and consultancies. He is also associated with the Department of Commerce, University of Madras, and various chambers of commerce such as CII Tamil Nadu Economic Affairs and Taxation Committee, CII India Finance Forum, Corporate and Allied Laws Committee of Hindustan Chamber of Commerce.

He has presented more than 700+ papers at various seminars, workshops and conferences both in India and overseas on specialized subjects. In the last 11 years, he has trained more than 1500 professionals and delivered 6000+ hours of learning sessions.

Throughout his career, Ganesan has been the Lead Partner for many Indian and multi-national companies and carried out audits, advisories on international financial reporting, taxation, due diligence, structuring, cost optimization and other.

Areas of Expertise
• Financial Reporting
• Company Laws
• Auditing
• Specialised speaker on finance for non-finance executives

 

A. Jeyachandran
Advisor

Mr. Jeyachandran (JC) is an expert in the field of Training and Development. He holds an MBA from the Kansas State University, USA and brings with him over 33 years of experience in the field of Training and Development.

His experience includes conducting training sessions with leading hotel brands such as the Taj, Oberoi and ITC, soft-skills training sessions for reputed companies such as Air India, Indian Airlines, State Bank of India, Andhra Bank and Crompton Greaves, and additionally, teaching at IHM, Chennai for 5 years.

Mr. Jeyachandran’s abundant knowledge and experience has made him a master trainer and an expert in the field of Training and Development. He has been instrumental in the learning and growth of many young trainers, mentoring them in order to create top-notch professionals.