Sahibzada Syed Habib-ur-Rehman (75), was appointed as a Non-Executive Independent Director on the Board of ITC effective July 27, 2012. Rehman's illustrious career began with a tenure in the Indian Army after he graduated from the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun. He moved to the hospitality industry in 1975 and joined ITC in 1979, beginning a three decade long association with the Company.
Rehman was appointed Managing Director of erstwhile ITC Hotels Limited in 1994. Subsequently, he joined the Board of ITC as an Executive Director in 1997, and over the next 12 years was responsible for several businesses - Hotels, Travel & Tourism and Foods. During this period, he ably led ITC's Hotels Business in consolidating its position as one of India's leading hospitality chains.
Rehman was the founder President of the Hotel Association of India, a founder Member of the World Travel & Tourism Council, Experience India / Incredible India, and has headed several industry associations including tourism committees of FICCI, ASSOCHAM and CII. Rehman has been a recipient of several awards and honours, recognising his vast contribution to the Indian hospitality industry.
Rehman does not hold directorship of any other company.