From Left to Right: David Berg, Raj Rana, Mr. Rana’s wife Santosh Rana, Diana Nelson, KB Kachru
Mr. Raj Rana - Chief Executive Officer, South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has been bestowed upon the 2015 Carlson Fellow Award.
Carlson Fellow Award, Carlson’s highest honor were announced on March 25, 2016. It is a career achievement award that recognizes extraordinary contributions to Carlson, strong leadership and exemplification of Carlson’s values.
The winner of numerous awards for GOP, RevPAR growth, engagement, responsible business and overall hotel performance, Raj Rana has been a leader throughout his career. In Moscow, he helped develop the Russian managers to grow their skills, reducing the dependency on the expatriate managers. In his present role, he works closely with a wide variety of owning companies who greatly respect his efforts. While in his Franchise role in the USA, he continually worked with owners, achieving success in extending the contract life of the hotels under his watch by more than 80 percent. Raj continually explores options to broaden our reach in India, and with his support, we have opened new regions within the country, the latest resulting in the first global brand to move into Kashmir.
This year, ten people are being honored with the Carlson Fellow Award worldwide, including Dr. Ramesh Kapur- Chairman and Managing Director, Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi ,Mahipalpur. All the 2015 Carlson Fellows were honored in a special ceremony in Minneapolis recently.