Jai Obhrai joined Neemrana Hotels in 1999. Prior to this he was Assistant Vice President in Western Petro Diamond Private Ltd (a Mitsubishi Collaboration). He was also Chief Operation Officer for the Publishing house called Spectrum Communications Pvt Ltd for 8 years where he gained his initial experience in the industry.
Jai qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1986 and also qualified as a lawyer in the same year. After completing both professional courses he chose Chartered Accountancy as his career. At Neemrana, Jai provides both operational and programmatic support to the organization. He supervises the finance unit and assists the Board on all strategic and tactical matters relating to budget management, cost benefit analysis, and analyzing the viability of new ventures.
Sonavi Kaicker is the CEO of Neemrana Hotels. She is responsible for codifying within the ‘non-hotel’ concept that has been evolved, systems of creative replication and structuring, while always keeping the company’s inventiveness and agility to change and adapt to the changing tourism realities that will continue to face the internal and external market of India. She has actively contributed to the Neemranification movement since 2010 and recently won the “Visionary Rising Star of the Year” Award 2018 at the prestigious 4th Edition Hospitality Leaders’ Industry Choice Awards 2018 held at Mumbai.
Her decade long hospitality experience is attributed to her assignment in the corporate development team of Sarovar Hotels. Her varied areas of expertise are business development, operations, online marketing, and PR. A graduate from Lady Shriram College in Psychology Honors, Sonavi, after her two year stint at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar where she studied Psychology and Management, decided to come back to work in her own country – India.
A former national golf champion and the only Indian woman to hold an Oxford Half Blue, she did her Masters in Research in Psychology and then took a second master’s degree in Management Research. Her work on Respect for Persons has been published by the International Journal of Psychology.