People | Niraamaya Wellness Retreats


Our opulent retreats are located in the most sought-after destinations, including Kovalam, Kumarakom, Thekkady, Kohima, Goa, Chikmagalur, Athirappilly, and Seychelles. At Niraamaya Retreats, our team of vibrant and enterprising hoteliers, each with a wealth of experience averaging two decades, bring with them a plethora of global hospitality industry acumen. Our unswerving commitment to exceptional service standards has garnered us countless accolades and awards, a testament to the unparalleled luxury and refinement that awaits our esteemed guests.

David Abikzir - Executive Director & Chief Investment Officer
He is a seasoned financial professional with over 18 years of experience. Since 2013, he has been associated with Nymex Consulting as CEO – Country Head, serving clients from India, Europe, China and UAE across Consumer Goods and Experiences, Retail, Private Equity, Energy, Biotechnologies, various Industries and Technology with ‘go-tomarket’ strategies.

Jyothi Narang – Board Member, Non-executive, Chairman
She has 35 years of work experience, which included 16 years in the hospitality industry. She was COO of Taj Hotels, India and a member of their management board. She is an MBA graduate from Faculty of Management Studies and attended executive program at Wharton School of Management, IMD Lausanne, and Harvard Business School.

Hari Velupillai - Board Member
He brings with him 30+ years of experience in Financial Management and is also the Chief Financial Officer Jupiter Capital.

Allen Machado – Chief Executive Officer
Allen comes with experience of over 24 years with various world-renowned hospitality brands such as The Oberoi, The One & Only Hotels & Resorts, The Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts & Graviss Hospitality. Allen specializes in strategically developing profitable business models, Luxury hotel operations, revenue management and fundraising. He also hold a degree in revenue management from Singapore.

Mohan D Aiyar – Chief Financial Officer 
A qualified Chartered Accountant, he oversees financial aspects of NBG’s hospitality businesses. Mohan brings with him over 21 years of experience in project financing, financial controls with global multi-national organizations. Also, he has vast experience in Manufacturing, Automobile, Education and Hospitality industries.