People

With operational retreats at Kovalam, Kumarakom, Thekkady, Kohima, Goa, Chikmagalur, Himachal Pradesh and Athirappilly and an upcoming retreat in Darjeeling and Jaipur. Our Retreats are managed by a team of young and dynamic hoteliers who hold an average experience of two decades each bringing on-board International hospitality industry experiences. The many awards and accolades we continue to receive are attributed to the high service standards our teams have set for themselves.

David Abikzir - Executive Director
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-to-market 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.

Sanjay Prabhu - Board Member
He brings with him 28+ years of experience in Brand Management. He has been able to successfully build multiple brands from scratch such as BPL Mobile, Asianet, Radio Indigo.

Daya Menon - Investment Director 
She lies at the helm of the core team - the custodian of our brand and communication styling. With her background of an ace surgeon, she has embraced hospitality like a natural and brought attention to every detail of our operations. It has been her vision that has directed Niraamaya to carve a new niche in the wellness and luxury space.

Allen Machado – Presiding Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer
Allen's main focus at Niraamaya will be driving Brand strategy, increasing presence and footprint in the domestic and international geographies and enhancing the already existing luxury quotient.

Mohan D Aiyar – Chief Financial Officer 
A qualified Chartered Accountant, he oversees financial aspects of NBG’s hospitality businesses. Mohan brings with him over 19 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.

Poonam Tipnis – General Manager - Sales
She brings with her over 22 years of experience in hospitality sales with a strong focus on client servicing. This multilingual professional has a deep understanding of both International and domestic markets. She has played a pivotal role in setting up the sales and reservations channels for Niraamaya.