Santhosh G. Nair named among Hozpitality's Best 30 Most Popular Finance Leaders in the Middle East for 2023
Santhosh G. Nair, Director of Finance and Accounting at Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi, has over 32 years of extensive experience in the hospitality industry and a track record of exceptional financial leadership.
Santhosh G. Nair, the Director of Finance and Accounting at Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi, has been recognized as one of Hozpitality's Best 30 Most Popular Finance Leaders in the Middle East for 2023. With over 32 years of extensive experience in the hospitality industry, including 20 years with Marriott International, Santhosh has established himself as a veteran in the field.
Having received numerous accolades throughout his career, Santhosh is an award-winning Director of Finance. He was honored with the President's Award in 2007 for his exceptional performance and leadership. Additionally, under his stewardship, Marriott Hotel Al Forsan won the Financial Excellence Award in 2019, further highlighting his dedication to achieving financial success.
Santhosh's contributions have been particularly noteworthy during the challenging times of the pandemic. He demonstrated prudent financial management by implementing contingency plans and ensuring the availability of adequate resources to prioritize the safety of guests and associates.
As Director of Finance, Santhosh excels at keeping his team focused on goals and consistently achieving outstanding results. His strong business acumen and understanding of the big picture enable him to provide vital financial information and data for informed decision-making within the organization.
Outside of work, Santhosh enjoys indulging in his hobbies and spending quality time with his family. He is a cricket enthusiast and appreciates the occasional opportunity to travel to captivating destinations. Reading books further enriches his personal growth and interests.
With his infectious enthusiasm and dedication to work-life balance, Santhosh embodies the mantra of "Work hard, play hard." He serves as an inspiration to those around him, consistently motivating and fostering a positive work environment.
Bringing extensive experience in hospitality management, day-to-day operations, business planning, and customer management productivity solutions, Santhosh possesses in-depth knowledge of hotel operations, infrastructure planning, capacity analysis, and system implementation.
His exceptional leadership skills are complemented by strong organizational abilities, effective oral and written communication, interpersonal aptitude, analytical prowess, and problem-solving expertise. Thriving in both independent and collaborative work environments, Santhosh quickly grasps new ideas, concepts, methods, and technologies and applies them effectively. He is a dedicated, innovative, and self-motivated team player and builder.
In his role as the property's strategic financial business leader and a member of the Executive Committee, Santhosh champions the development and implementation of hotel-wide strategies that align with the brand's target customers and exceed their expectations. He leverages his financial expertise to drive the successful implementation of the brand's service strategy and initiatives while maximizing the return on investment for the owners and management. Moreover, Santhosh creates and executes a business plan aligned with the hotel and brand's overall strategy, focusing on financial and accounting activities to deliver desirable financial results.
Santhosh G. Nair's inclusion among Hozpitality's Best 30 Most Popular Finance Leaders in the Middle East is a testament to his exceptional leadership, expertise, and dedication to achieving financial success in the hospitality industry. His profound contributions to Marriott Hotel Al Forsan and the industry make him an invaluable asset, ensuring the organization's financial stability and driving its continued growth in the dynamic Middle Eastern hospitality landscape.