Mr. Rao, Madhu

Vice Chairman

Mr. Rao has more than 20 years experience with Shangri-La.  Prior to his current position, he was the managing director and chief executive officer.  He joined Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts in 1988 as group financial controller.  Named chief financial officer in 1997, he also serves as an executive director and chief financial officer of the holding company, Shangri-La Asia Limited.

Before joining the Shangri-La group, he spent 17 years, including 12 years as partner, at a leading chartered accountancy practice in Mumbai, India, responsible for the management consultancy practice of the firm.  He is a graduate in commerce from the University of Mumbai and a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

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