Promoted Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing
At Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) in Mumbai, Maharashtra , India
Taj Group has promoted Deepa Harris to the position of Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, formerly held by Ajoy Misra. After 31 years with Taj Hotels, Misra is joining Tata Global Beverages, part of the hotel company’s Tata Group parent and India’s premier business house, as Deputy CEO and Executive Director, on the board.Previously Vice President of Marketing, Harris has spent 28 years with Taj Hotels. She is the only specialist to have served separately as Vice President of Sales and also of Marketing before taking the lead job to oversee both functions. Having worked across all functions, she has played an integral role in Taj growth in all markets of India and abroad, including the roll-out of the new Vivanta by Taj and Gateway brands. She serves on key industry boards, including PATA, Experience India (the India Ministry of Tourism’s private/public think tank partnership), the Luxury Marketing Council of India, and on the marketing advisory board of directors for Leading Hotels of the World.