Ram is a business leader with more than two decades of experience in the Food Tech, QSR and Hotel Industry. Ram is one of the few senior leaders who understands operational finesse, has business acumen and is innovative in his approach.
Ram started his career at the Oberoi School of Hotel Management. He has since worked in numerous managerial roles across the country in food & beverage, rooms division, lobby and general management. He later joined the Reliance Group of Industries as a National Head, where he developed and conceptualized their new highway hospitality business. This included the first of its kind greenfield Pan-India network of more than 125 highway plazas.
As the COO for Chalet Hotels (K Raheja Corp), Ram played a stellar leadership role in various developments – Marriott Whitefield, Westin Hyderabad, Renaissance Powai, Four Points by Sheraton Vashi among many others.
Ram was the MD Asset Management at HVS International, has worked with DLF Ltd. and has set up the Citrus Hotels brand across India. He was also a part of the team that created The Manor, India’s first designer boutique hotel and Nukkadwala a QSR chain of smart and stylish restaurants, for the value conscious.
Realizing wellness as a distinct segment, that personally appealed to him, he conceptualized and created Mekosha Ayurveda. His vision is to take Ayurveda to the world.
He divides his time between Mekosha & First City Ventures which is a boutique consulting firm for hotels, real estate, restaurants, food tech and cloud kitchens. www.firstcityventures.com
With a career spanning 24 years in the Hotel Management industry, ElizabetH P. K. is a stalwart in Operations and Quality Management. Before joining Mekosha, she has proven her mettle was part of the core management teams of top players in the Indian and international hotel and resorts industry, namely Le Meridien Resorts and Convention Centre, Dream Hotel (Hampshire Hotels and Resorts), The Park, Design Hotels and Casino Group of Hotel (CGH Earth).
Her key areas of expertise are leading, mentoring & monitoring the performance of team members to ensure efficiency in process operations and meeting of individual & group targets as well as efficiently handling people issues and actively resolving them without impacting team performance.
The unique creative and managerial energy and superlative industry knowledge that she brings to the table greatly benefits Mekosha, and we are proud to have her on board with us as our General Manager.
DR. MANEESH S
Dr. Maneesh S is an authority in the field of traditional style of Ayurvedic treatment. With over 10 years of expertise and a proven track record of classical style of treatment his work has immensely benefited several people all over India and the world.
He mastered the Ayurvedic method of treatment from the renowned Pankajakasthuri Ayurveda Medical College, Trivandrum. His experience includes working with Somatheeram Resorts, Club Mahindra Resorts and as a Dubai Healthcare City licensed Consultant Physician. He has also traveled extensively across the length and breadth of the Indian subcontinent collecting medicinal plants to replenish his extensive organic infusions. He has treated patients with chronic and complicated diseases as well as delivered lectures on Ayurveda, partaken in discussions and seminars pertaining to the propagation of various treatment modalities cited in the Ayurveda texts. With his extensive knowledge on various subjects like Sanskrit, Vedas, Mythology, ancient Indian Culture and Classical arts etc., he is considered to be one of the best in the industry.
Under his guidance and advice, Mekosha and its guests are in the best hands when it comes to Ayurvedic treatment.
Anoob is a self-motivated professional with skills as both Chef and Manager.
As an F&B manager, he has created unique and healthy cuisine in a vast range of restaurants in India as well as the Middle East. He deeply values healthy living and while teaching his team the art of cooking, he’s also extremely keen to teach the art of Ayurveda cooking to all our patrons at Mekosha. He believes in keeping food simple in its principles yet innovative, never compromising on the quality of food served.
In his years of experience he always remembers that one needs to have a lot of passion, stamina, a true love for food and be able to learn on one’s feet because cooking in a kitchen is hard work – but at the end of the day, when he sees you smile while eating, it’s all worth it!
Chef Samta Gupta’s professional experience of more than two and a half decades with various restaurants and hotels across the world (including Taj Group of Hotels Mumbai, Indian Food Festival Japan, World Bank Cafe Delhi, Twist of Lime Goa & Turmeric Pot Australia among many others) has given her a well- rounded skill set. She is an amazing creator of magic when it comes to tossing up a sensational culinary menu with various ethnic and eclectic cuisines.
Having worked in many kitchens around the world, nothing gives her more pleasure than getting her Chef’s whites on. She has indeed worked with Ayurveda dedicated chefs to create a world class cuisine for Mekosha – one that imbibes the wholesome values of Ayurvedic principles.
YOGACHARYA RAJ SHINE
Yogacharya Raj Shine, is a yoga teacher and spiritual seer in International Sivananda Yoga/Vedanta. He is a disciple of Swami Govindananda, Prahlad and Manichaitanya, renowned Yoga gurus. He has completed his International TTC, ATTC and Sadhana Intensive Programme, each accrediting him with the best of yogic knowledge.
He has also completed an Advanced Spiritual Course commonly known as Sampoorna, an Advanced Yoga Certification Course (SAYTCC) which includes 500 hrs of yoga affiliated with the Registered Yoga Alliance.
He practices the art and science of Yoga at Mekosha, Trivandrum with the guests and equips them to learn the fine nuances of this ancient science. He is symbol of natural energy, which he transfers to each of the participants of his yoga courses. His passion and enthusiasm is distinctly visible and rubs off on all our guests!