Taj Hotels head Bickson steps down

Raymond Bickson, managing director and CEO of Indian Hotels Company, the parent company of Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces, is resigning from his post effective at the end of the month. He had been the MD and CEO for more than a decade at IHCL.

"Indian Hotels Company has informed BSE that Raymond Bickson, MD and CEO of the Company has expressed a desire to resign from the services of the Company and pursue his professional interests elsewhere", said IHCL in a statement.

During a meeting of the Board of Directors of IHCL at its meeting held today the Board has accepted Bickson’s resignation, Business Standard reports.


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Reports are that Rakesh K Sarna, an industry veteran having spent time more than 30 years at Hyatt Hotels Corp., will succeed Bickson, effective September 1.

No real reason was given for Bickson's departure, other than he is pursuing other professional interests.

Back in 2010, Luxury Travel Advisor, sister publication to Hotel Management, profiled Bickson in New York at The Pierre hotel. Here is the story in its entirety.