Dipak Haksar is Chief Executive, ITC Hotels & WelcomHotels. With a GMP from Cornell University, Haksar began his career at ITC Maurya, New Delhi in 1978. During his long tenure in ITC, he has held numerous positions managing both leisure and business properties. From ITC Maurya he moved to ITC Windsor, Bengaluru, a hotel he nurtured as Resident Manager before moving to ITC Rajputana, Jaipur as Manager. This was followed by a stint at Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur as General Manager.
In 2001, Haksar was entrusted with the launch of ITC Maratha in Mumbai, which won the 'Best Luxury Business Hotel' award in its first year of operation. It also earned Haksar the Hotel & Food Service (H&FS) National Award for Best General Manager. He later moved to New Delhi as Vice President, Operations, for luxury hotels and General Manager, ITC Maurya. In 2008, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of ITC Hotels and WelcomHotels.
Haksar is the Chairman of the Assocham National Council for Tourism & Hospitality.