NATIONAL: Balaji.P.K. has been appointed as the new Director of Finance at Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Center. A highly efficient professional with over 12 years of experience in finance and operations, his specialization and abilities span every facet of the industry including management, concept development, marketing, branding, and business development.
In his role as the Director of Finance, he will head the team and oversee all aspects of financial management such as; cash flow forecasting, budgetary planning, productivity metrics analysis, team management, accounting, insurance policies, cross-functional collaboration, reporting, and stakeholder engagement.
Balaji started his professional career as a Finance Associate in Courtyard by Marriott, Chennai, followed by an upward move to Courtyard by Marriott Pune Hinjewadi where he served as Assistance Finance Manager. He was the Assistant Finance Controller at JW Marriott, Bengaluru, and Head, Finance Department (Finance Controller), at Courtyard by Marriott, Chennai, prior to his current appointment. Through these roles, he evolved into an accomplished operating executive with a successful track record overseeing Financial, IT, HR, training in company and franchise operations for a larger chain of MNC’s.
He has an MBA in Finance and holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce which makes him very strong on the fundamentals of business accounts. He thorough knowledge and command over operational and financial related software.
In his leisure time, Balaji likes to unwind by listening to music and practicing Taekwondo during free time.
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