Dillip Rajakarier is Chief Executive Officer of Minor Hotel Group (MHG), a subsidiary of Minor International (MINT) and in April 2013 was also promoted to Chief Operating Officer for MINT. In this additional position, Mr. Rajakarier has a proactive role in the overall leadership and strategic direction of MINT, in addition to overseeing the Corporate Shared Services of Minor Group, including Legal, IT and Corporate Finance. Mr. Rajakarier has a strong hotel and finance background and as CEO of MHG he oversees the strategic direction, operations and business development of the hotel management division.
Mr. Rajakarier joined MHG in March 2007 as Chief Finance & Investment Officer and then took over the role of Chief Operating Officer the following year. In September 2011 he was promoted to Chief Executive Officer. During his time with the company he has seen MHG’s core Anantara brand grow from just a handful of properties to become a leading operator and developer of luxury hotels, resorts and spas.
The brand currently comprises 35 properties in operation: 13 in the home market of Thailand, three in the Maldives, two in Bali, two in Vietnam, one in Cambodia, three in China, six in the United Arab Emirates (five in Abu Dhabi and one in Dubai), one in Qatar, one in Zambia, two resorts in Mozambique and most recently added, one in Sri Lanka. In addition there are more than ten properties currently under development, including new countries such as Oman, Morocco, Tunisia, Mauritius, Malaysia and Bahrain.