Balaji. P.K. has been appointed as the new Director of Finance at Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Center. A highly efficient professional with over 12 years of experience in finance and operations, his specialisation and abilities span every facet of the industry, including management, concept development, marketing, branding and business development.
In his role as the Director of Finance, he will head the team and oversee all aspects of financial management such as cash flow forecasting, budgetary planning, productivity metrics analysis, team management, accounting, insurance policies, cross-functional collaboration, reporting and stakeholder engagement.
Balaji started his professional career as a Finance Associate in Courtyard by Marriott, Chennai, followed by an upward move to Courtyard by Marriott Pune Hinjewadi, where he served as the Assistance Finance Manager. He was the Assistant Finance Controller at JW Marriott, Bengaluru and Head, Finance Department (Finance Controller), at Courtyard by Marriott, Chennai, prior to his current appointment. Through these roles, he evolved into an accomplished operation executive with a successful track record overseeing Financial, IT, HR, training in company and franchise operations for a larger chain of MNCs.
He has an MBA in Finance, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce which make him very strong on the fundamentals of business accounts. He thorough knowledge and command over operational and finance-related software.
In his leisure time, Balaji likes to unwind by listening to music and practising Taekwondo during free time.