Mr. Rohit Bhatia, Chairman and CEO, started this institute in 2007 to fulfill the vision of his father, Shri K.L. Bhatia a renowned hotelier of Delhi owning Center Point Hotels. Mr Bhatia has over twenty years of hospitality experience in India and abroad. Mr. Bhatia is very passionate about providing and promoting hospitality education. His special focus areas of his efforts are extended to disciplines of hospitality education with a vision to develop and provide standard educational institutions with quality education in an excellent academic environment. He has used his expertise of the hotel and travel business to create an environment for students to learn and grow at IHM RIG. For the last 20 years he has spear headed the growth of the institute and expanded it to Dwarka and Rohini centres and Internationally.
Mr. Suri,a retired IAS officer is Advisor and is assisting in all aspects of the operations of the Institute. He was Secretary General of Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) for many years. During that time he was instrumental in setting of another Hotel Management institute. With IHM RIG, he has been advising for the past 10 years and helping students get great placements worldwide.
Dr. Kamal Piyush is a highly qualified and experienced professional having completed his Hotel Management from the Institute of Hotel Management, Pusa, New Delhi in 1975 and Specialized Hotel Management from Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Dadar, Mumbai in 1976. He has also done Graduation in Commerce from Delhi University, obtained Diploma in Advance Business Management from ICFAI University Hyderabad and obtained Master’s Degree in Tourism Management from Madurai Kamraj University.
He has attended various training programs, seminars and conferences in various subjects relating to the Human Resources, Human Resource Development, Training and Skill Development & Hospitality Education Development.
In 2010 Dr. Kamal Piyush was deputed for a Management Training Program with a group of Principals of the Institutes of Hotel Management at Administrative Staff College of India and international study tour of Malaysia Singapore and Thailand. As a part of this study tour he also attended an Executive Education Program at Nanyang University of Singapore on Emerging Challenges for Hospitality Business.
Dr. Kamal Piyush has worked as Director of Chandigarh College of Hospitality a division of Chandigarh Group of Colleges. He was also the founder Principal of Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition, Bathinda, Govt. of Punjab affiliated to National Council for Hotel Management & Catering Technology under Govt. of Punjab. He has been instrumental in promoting hospitality education by establishing departments of hospitality and tourism education in a few colleges and institutes and university.
He has worked with the Ashok Group of Hotels, a division of India Tourism Development Corporation Limited in various positions for almost 30 years working and heading prestigious operations at Hyderabad House, state guest house and Prime Minister’s hospitality organization. Besides this he had been the General Manager at Hotel Kalinga Ashok, Bhubaneswar, Hotel Jaipur Ashok, Jaipur and catering operations at Vigyan Bhawan. He has achieved distinction for his competent handling and improvement of properties, turning around the operations and financial outcomes in a number of units.
He had also worked as General Manager for the Nirula’s group of Hotels and Restaurants. This was the first Quick Service Restaurant chain of the country running 75 restaurants and two hotels.
Dr. Kamal Piyush had been a trainer recognized by South Asian Integrated Tourism Human Resource Development Program supported by European Union in 1997. He has been given certificate of Competence as a trainer by Indian Society of Training & Development under recognition of Hotel & Catering International Management Association in 1998.
He has in the course of time attended and chaired a number of conferences on training &, development in teaching in the hospitality & tourism industry.
Dr. Kamal Piyush has also authored a very successful book on skill development program for hospitality industry.
He had been appointed and worked as Hospitality Management Expert by the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of Bihar for the development of Tourism, Hospitality and allied affairs from Dec 2017 to Nov.