Manav is a third generation entrepreneur born and brought up in Chennai. He has done his schooling from DAV, Gopalapuram and immediately after his B.Com graduation from Loyola College in 1994, he got involved with his apparel export business as a trainee and in the span of 10 years graduated to the role of the managing partner. He also holds the distinction of being the youngest Committee Member of the Apparel Promotion Council of India.
Presently he is an Executive Director in Adyar Gate Hotels Ltd and besides holding a board position, he is actively involved with the group’s business development and future hospitality projects. Amidst the entrepreneurial journey he pursued his MBA in a Management Executive Program for family Businesses from IIM Bangalore and followed on with a Professional Development Program from Cornell School of Hotel Administration, Ithaca- Area of focus being Strategic Hotel Management.
His friends find him to be an honest, good but a moody friend to which in his defense he likes to consider himself as an extrovertly yet introvert person. Around his wife Shikha and son Aahan he feels like a 20 year old but with 20 years of experience. He enjoys having dinner and watching TV with his son and ever so often talking about sports, business, politics while trying to imbibe the values of Trust, Loyalty and Respect that he firmly believes in.
The quest for learning and the passion for growth are the primary motivator to get involved with TCA. He hopes ,through this platform he not only interacts and learns from his peers but also enlightens himself with the new age ideas and thinking that the fresh minds of the new gen have so abundantly to offer , cause there is always a – What Next !! ??