Mr. Bhatnagar is an alumnus of IHM Chandigarh and the prestigious Punjab University with over 20 years of diverse leadership and management experience in hospitality operations, academics and learning & development.
He is a voting member of “ICHRIE”- International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and institutional education; biggest association of hospitality industry.
He is a certified trainer by internationally recognized “Dale Carnegie– Train the Trainer”, Galileo certified level 2 trainer, attended workshops by Le Cordon Bleu and Cardiff University UK. He has also undergone all mandatory trainings “Yes I can!, STAR & Super STAR, Code of conduct & business ethics, Responsible Business, CHIA– certified hotel industry analytics by AHLA & STR by renowned national and international brands.
He had the privilege of work exposure with brands like RENARD, LRA, KENEXA and HACCP for quality evaluation and implementation.
His work experience has taken him through the length and breadth of country and has been associated with brands like ITC Luxury collection, Hyatt, Carlson hotels, Fortune hotels, Chitkara University, Lovely Professional university etc. His strengths include talent development, manpower planning & recruitment, new hire orientation, performance management & appraisals, process enhancement and enrichment, audits & compliance, CSR, student counseling, training & placement.
He is a passionate animal lover, wildlife enthusiast and an explorer at heart who seeks to venture out to obscure locations to admire nature and cultures.
He is very well connected with the hospitality industry and academics and believes in “Be the Change”.