Mr. George Muthoot George
He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality management from the prestigious Welcomgroup Graduate school of Hotel Administration in Manipal and after having worked with many national and international Hospitality organizations like Intercontinental Group, Carlson Hospitality and East Indian Hotels, he went on to pursue his Master’s degree at the prestigious Essec-Cornell University in Paris, France.
During his present stint at The Muthoot Group he worked tirelessly on various new products and services, primarily in the Hospitality and Media divisions of the company, by instilling new brands based upon his passion for sustainability. He was instrumental in launching Chennai’s first English radio station (Chennai Live 104.8FM) and India’s first Talk radio format in 2007. He was also instrumental in launching local brands like Travel Jango and Via Kerala amongst others, in areas as diverse as online travel and handcrafted products that support local entrepreneurs.
He has been an active member of Young Indians (YI), a youth movement dedicated to Nation Building under the mentorship of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and was the Chairman of the Kochi chapter. During his time at Young Indians, he conceptualized and spearheaded the Horn Not Ok Please campaign that primarily targeted areas of noise pollution in India. He is a member of the Kerala chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and a past Round Table member. He is also the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni award from Manipal University (2015) and the ITC Chairman’s award for his contribution to the field of hospitality.
He has been a passionate speaker at various platforms that engages audiences ranging from student forums, business startups and family owned enterprises. He is presently working on a new brand of Hospitality that has interests in India, Africa and Central America. Xandari resorts is derived from international travel experiences and is based upon sustainable practices that broadly encompass the need for conservation and community oriented tourism.