Chairwoman Vyas Giannetti Creative (VGC)
Preeti Vyas, founder of the Designomics knowledge platform and curator of the Designomics Luxury Conclave, is Chairwoman and Chief Creative Officer at Vyas Giannetti Creative.
Preeti is widely regarded as one of India’s foremost creative minds. In 1997, Vyas Giannetti Creative was the new kid on the block with the aim to transform the dreary Design and Communication landscape with cutting edge, media-neutral ideas that could be applied across a variety of media with longevity. Today, the agency is a living testimony to Preeti’s early ideology.
St. Regis Mumbai
Anuraag Bhatnagar, Area General Manager India, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., has added The St. Regis Mumbai to his portfolio in May 2015.
Anuraag is a hospitality expert with 25 years of enriching experiences from the industry. He has been associated with the Starwood Hotels & Resorts for the past 13 years, playing a significant role in various luxury hotels of the group. He has been leading from the front offering his proficiency as Area General Manager to The Westin Mumbai Garden City, The Westin Pune Koregaon Park, Le Méridien Pune, Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar, Sheraton Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway, Four Points by Sheraton Bengaluru Whitefield, Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park and now The St. Regis Mumbai.
Luxury Consultant, CEO BrandsWeLove
(Former Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing - Taj Hotels)
With over 30 years of experience in branding, marketing and sales at India's original and oldest luxury brand - The Taj Hotels, Deepa Misra Harris is a veteran in the luxury realm. Her expertise has been widely recognised and she has been featured in Impact Magazine’s 50 Most Influential Women in Marketing for 3 years and on the Business Today’s list of Most Powerful Businesswomen for 2 years.
She has now started her own luxury branding & marketing solutions consultancy, BrandsWeLove with a focus to help clients take their brands to their maximum potential.
MAIA Real Estate
Mayank Ruia managing partner of MAIA Real Estate, comes with longstanding experience in the financial and luxury real estate sector, serving as Group Director - Residential, Phoenix Mills, along with having worked with world renowned investment banks and private equity funds in New York such as UBS Investment Bank, Sagent Advisors and American Capital Strategies.
Closer home, Mayank served as Vice President at Everstone Capital. Following which he joined the Phoenix Group in June 2011 as Development Director.
Brand Planner & Retail Design Strategist - VGC
Ninee Rao has over 8 years of diverse experience in the branding industry, serving as Creative Director for Grey’s Retail division as well as Account Planner on their various Bangalore brands. She’s played a role in developing brand positioning & strategy for brands across categories like Fortis Healthcare, Britannia, USL, Dell, 3M, ITC Kitchens of India, Pigeon Home Appliances etc. She has rich experience in the retail design segment, creating retail brand identities for Samsung, Pepsi, Suzlon, RL 1854, Roncato, Terminal [Salora] and ITC’s Cigarette & Cigar brands. Following this, she came on board at VGC in 2013.