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Gopal Rao

With over 35 years in senior leadership positions spanning in 4 countries, Gopal’s expertise is global and his drive for taking on challenges is well known. From hotels to airlines, he has worked with multinational organizations that are focused on delivering results.

As VP for Travelodge Canada, he oversaw the delivery of top line revenues for over 120 strong franchisee communities in Canada.

As IHG Regional Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Canada, the world’s largest hotel company, Gopal has lead a team that provided and delivered quality revenue support to the 164 franchised IHG hotels in Canada.

Most recently, as the of VP Sales and Marketing for Canada’s largest privately owned hotel company, Westmont Hospitality Group, he directed sales and marketing efforts for the portfolio, before deciding to make the move into his long held passion for teaching. Among other extracurricular involvements, he served as the Board Chair for the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC), the apex association that represents Canada’s $74 Billion tourism industry.

Gopal holds an MBA from Queens School of Business from Ontario, Canada.

Gopal Rao