Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Hospitality Alliance
Madhu Rajesh spent the first decade of her career in the hospitality industry, working with Marriott International, Hilton Hotels, Starwood and Emirates Airlines in operations, sales and marketing, across the Middle East, Eastern Europe and the UK. She has spent the last decade of her career working in the not-for-profit sector on a range of development issues, including poverty and inequality, education and livelihoods, gender equality, water & sanitation, sustainable cities and human rights. She currently works as CEO for the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance (formerly International Tourism Partnership) . She joined the Alliance from WSUP (Water & Sanitation For Urban Poor), a Skoll-award winning organization specializing in urban WASH across Africa and South Asia where she was Director for Partnerships & Development, before which she worked for The British Asian Trust, another HRH The Prince of Wales’ charity. Madhu has also held several volunteer roles including Chairperson of Clean Team Ghana, Trustee of Halcrow Foundation and a business coach for Cartier’s Women’s Initiative Awards. She holds an MBA from INSEAD.