About Jyotsna Suri

Dr (Ms.) Jyotsna Suri is Vice President, FICCI.

She is also the Chairperson & Managing Director of Bharat Hotels that runs the luxury hotels chain “THE LALIT” under The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group.

She has vociferously promoted Indian tourism – both nationally and internationally. She believes that economic benefits of tourism act as an economic multiplier in terms of jobs and livelihood and socially in terms of peace and prosperity. Dr Jyotsna Suri has been the Chairperson of FICCI Tourism Committee for the last five years. Under Dr Suri’s leadership, FICCI introduced ‘The Great India Travel Bazaar’ in 2008 and ‘The Great Domestic Tourism Bazaar’ in 2011 – two keenly awaited events in the tourism sector facilitating tourism business interactions.

A multifaceted personality, Dr Suri is a patron of art, culture, sports and education. Jyotsna Suri’s social initiative – Project Disha – implemented under the overall CSR policy of Bharat Hotels seeks to assist school students and local youth have access to quality ‘education leading to employment’. Jyotsana Suri’s other engagements include:

  • Member, International Executive Committee of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)
  • Executive Member, Hotel Association of India

Besides, Dr Suri closely works with

  • The Subros Education Society
  • SAVERA, an organisation working for the underprivileged
  • 24/7 Women’s Security, an organisation focusing on women safety & training
  • SEEDS, an organisation working is the area of skills training and education for the underprivileged
  • KHUSHI, The Blind School and The Spastic Society

Jyotsna Suri’s Awards & Felicitations

  • Honorary Degree of “Doctor of Laws” from the University of Warwick
  • The UK World Travel Market Global Award (2011)
  • Asia’s Leading Woman in Hospitality Award at the Women in Leadership (WIL) Asia Awards 2012
  • ADTOI Award 2011
  • Rotary Club of Delhi 2011 – Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Leading Hotelier 2010
  • IATO Hall of Fame Award (in 2012) and awarded during 23rd IATO Annual Convention (in 2007)
  • Award from SPIC MACAY
  • The Most Popular Woman in the Travel industry voted by TravTalk readers
  • Human Achievers Foundation Award 2012
  • The Spa Personality of the Year by GeoSpa Asia Spa Awards 2011
  • Among the 25 Most Powerful Women in Business 2011 & 2012 and 20 Most Powerful Women in India 2009 by Business Today

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