Nakul Anand (67) was appointed as a Wholetime Director on the Board of ITC effective January 3, 2011. He oversees the Hospitality and Travel & Tourism Businesses of ITC.
An Economics Honours Graduate from Delhi University with an AMP Degree from the Bond University, Australia, Anand joined erstwhile ITC Hotels Limited as a Management Trainee in 1978. He has also served as the Managing Director of that company from 2003 to 2005.
In a career that spans more than four decades, Anand has been acknowledged for his vision, commitment and for his role as a thought leader to the tourism and hospitality industry. Building on ITC's ethos as an exemplar in sustainability, he has passionately advocated the imperative for a sustainable business model of hoteliering. Leveraging the significant learnings of sustainable excellence within ITC, he has led the team at ITC Hotels to pioneer the concept of 'Responsible Luxury' in the hospitality industry. This commitment has won global recognition for ITC Hotels as the largest chain of hotels in the world having the maximum number of LEED® Platinum certified properties.
Anand has been a past President of the Hotel Association of India and past Chairman of the CII National Tourism Committee. He was also a Member of the India-Sri Lanka CEOs Forum, and Council Member & Executive Committee Member of the National Culture Fund, Ministry of Culture - Government of India. He is presently a Member of the National Tourism Advisory Council constituted by the Ministry of Tourism - Government of India, Chairman of the Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality, and a Member of the Executive Committee of the Hotel Association of India. He is also a Member of the Senior Advisory Council of the Sustainability Hospitality Alliance.
Anand was recognised as the 'Corporate Hotelier of the World 2019' by Hotels Magazine USA. He was also conferred with Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Hotel Investment Conference - South Asia 2022 and by the Iconic Forum 2023, and the 'Outstanding Exemplar in the Promotion of Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Award' by FOODFOOD Awards 2022. In April 2023, he has been honoured with the prestigious 'Hall of Fame Award' at the Global Hospitality Awards 2023 organised by the International Hospitality Council, London, in collaboration with the International Institute of Hotel Management.
Anand is presently on the Boards of International Travel House Limited, Gujarat Hotels Limited and Landbase India Limited, amongst others.