Industry Update
Appointment 2 December 2019

Dillip Rajakarier

Promoted CEO for Minor International
At Minor International (MINT) in Bangkok, Thailand

Dillip Rajakarier

Dillip Rajakarier will soon take up the role of group CEO for Minor International, effective 1 January 2020, the Thailand-based hospitality announced.

Promoted from group COO and Minor Hotels CEO, Rajakarier will maintain his current leadership role as Minor Hotels CEO. Founder Bill Heinecke will remain chairman of the board and chairman of the executive management committee.

A seasoned hotelier, Rajakarier has been instrumental to the global expansion drive of Minor International and Minor Hotels throughout the past decade, including the acquisition of Spain's NH Hotels.

Minor International (MINT)

Minor Hotels is a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 145 hotels and serviced suites in operation under the Anantara, AVANI, PER AQUUM, Oaks, Tivoli, Elewana, Marriott, Four Seasons, St.
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