Mumbai, 8 March 2015: Marriott International Inc. has announced Rajeev Menon (Raj), currently Area Vice-President – South Asia is to take over as the Chief Operations Officer (COO) for Marriott International in South-East Asia & Pacific. In his new capacity as COO, Raj will be a key member of the Continent’s senior leadership team and will function as the operational business leader for the region, under his responsibility. He will also help drive key initiatives and ensure implementation of brand discipline programs. Raj will be based in Singapore.
For the past 7.5 years, Raj was Area Vice President for South Asia, as well as Pakistan, Malaysia and Australia during various periods of his assignment. He has led the growth of India from 6 operating hotels in 2007 to 27 Marriott managed hotels operating under 7 brands (with a pipe-line of another 49 hotels under construction).
Under his leadership, Marriott is recognized as one of the best performing international hotel brands in India and has received numerous best employer awards for the past several years. Raj joined Marriott in 2001 as the General Manager of Renaissance Mumbai Hotel and Convention Center and Marriott Executive Apartments, Mumbai. In 2004, he moved to Sydney, Australia where he served as the General Manager of Sydney Harbour Marriott and Country General Manager for Australia.