Jyotsna Suri takes over as the President of FICCI
Dr. Jyotsna Suri took over as the President of FICCI at the conclusion of the chamber's Annual General Meeting in December 2014. Dr. Suri is the chairperson of the Bharat Hotels Ltd. She has also been the Chairperson of the FICCI Tourism Committee for the last five years and the only woman to do so, the only Indian member on the International Executive Committee of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), Executive Member of Hotel Association of India. Under her direction, FICCI introduced 'The Great India Travel Bazaar' in the year 2008 and 'The Great Domestic Tourism Bazaar' in the year 2011, both of which have become keenly awaited events in the annual calendar of such travel and tourism business interactions.
Dr. Suri has been bestowed with the Honorary Degree of “Doctor of Laws” from the University of Warwick, The UK; World Travel Market Global Award (2011); Asia's Leading Woman in Hospitality Award at the Women in Leadership (WIL) Asia Awards 2012; ADTOI Award 2011; Rotary Club of Delhi 2011 - Lifetime Achievement Award; Leading Hotelier 2010; IATO Hall of Fame Award (in 2012) and Award during 23rd IATO Annual Convention (in 2007); Award from SPIC MACAY; The Most Popular Woman in the Travel industry voted by TravTalk readers; Human Achievers Foundation Award 2012; The Spa Personality of the Year by GeoSpa Asia Spa Awards 2011; among the 25 Most Powerful Women in Business 2011 & 2012 and Business Today Award for the 20 Most Powerful Women in India 2009.
A multifaceted personality, she is a patron of art, culture, sports and education. Her social initiative Project Disha, being implemented under the overall CSR policy of Bharat Hotels, seeks to assist school students and local youth, to have access to quality 'education leading to employment'. She closely works with The Subros Education Society, SAVERA (a body doing work for the underprivileged), 24/7 Women's Security (focuses on women safety & training), SEEDS (skills training and educations for the needy), KHUSHI, The Blind School and The Spastic Society.