Having spent over 22 years of his career with Marriott International, Rajeev is currently President for Marriott International, Asia Pacific excluding China (APEC). He is responsible for the overall business performance and development of the company across 22 countries and territories in the Asia Pacific region, with over 550 operating hotels & resorts under 24 unique brands. Marriott also has the largest construction pipeline in the region with over 300 hotels under development. Rajeev is a passionate hotelier and has risen through the ranks, with a career spanning over three decades.
Before being promoted to President in October 2019, Rajeev served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for APEC from March 2015 through September 2019. Under his leadership, Marriott has been recognized as one of the top performing International hotel companies in APEC and has received numerous awards, including the best employer award for several years. From August 2007 till February 2015, Rajeev served as Area Vice President for South Asia, as well as Pakistan, Malaysia, and Australia during various periods of his assignment.
Rajeev joined Marriott International in April 2001 as General Manager of the Renaissance Mumbai Hotel and Convention Center and Marriott Executive Apartments, Mumbai. In 2004, he moved back to Sydney, Australia where he served as the General Manager of Sydney Harbour Marriott and Country General Manager for Australia.
Before joining Marriott International, Rajeev served in management positions with the ITC Welcomgroup Sheraton Hotels in India, Stamford Hotels & Resorts and Radisson Hotels & Resorts in Australia.
Rajeev has been recognized over the years through numerous awards including Young General Manager of the Year in 2003 by the Indian Hotel and Restaurant Association, GM of the Year by Marriott International and Hall of Fame Award in 2017 for his contribution to the hotel industry in India.
A lifelong learner, Rajeev completed his education in Hotel Management in New Delhi and as of 2018, completed the Advance Management Program (AMP) from Harvard Business School, Boston.
Today, apart from overseeing Marriott’s business in APEC, Rajeev also holds the position of Vice Chair on the Tourism Committee and is a member of the Board of the US/ASEAN Business Council. He is also a member of the Board of Singapore Tourism Board & Singapore Hotel Association.
Originally from India, Rajeev has lived in multiple cities around the globe over the last 30 years – moving between Sydney, Delhi, Mumbai, and Singapore. In his current role, Rajeev and his family are based out of Singapore.