Karambir Kang, SHA Dean's Distinguished Lecturer

Karambir Singh Kang

Area Director, USA for Indian Hotels Company Ltd

Karambir Singh Kang is the Area Director – USA for Indian Hotels Company Ltd, (previously known as Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces) since July 2016. His responsibility includes oversight of The Pierre, New York, Taj Campton Place in San Francisco and Taj Boston (until 2018). He also oversees the Taj Global sales office in the US and is responsible for all new development activities for Taj in this region.

Previously, he was the General Manager of Taj Boston, a landmark hotel overlooking the Public Garden. In addition, he was also the Area Director, Taj Hotels – The Americas since 2011. Karambir has 30 years of experience with Taj Group in both Sales and Marketing and hotel operations spanning across geographies in India and USA.

Previously, Kang was Vice President – Mumbai and General Manager of the iconic Taj Mahal Palace, the company’s flagship in Mumbai, overseeing a spectacular renovation of the hotel’s historic Palace Wing in 2010. He was the General Manager of The Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai in 2008 when the hotel suffered a terror attack on November 26, 2008. He and his team received global accolades for saving many guests and reopening the hotel in 21 days.

Karambir has been a guest speaker at Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan and Babson College. His accolades include being awarded the Virtuoso best of the best, Hotelier of the year in 2009 and also being Awarded the French Legion of Honor D’Officier de L’Ordre National Du Merite for distinguished service. He was also awarded The President of India’s national award for bravery – Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak and The Mother Teresa International Award in 2016.