IHG Owners Association appoints Nellie Dhanji as chair of 2024 global board

The IHG Owners Association has appointed Nellie Dhanji as the chair of its global board of directors for 2024.

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Dhanji currently serves as vice president of operations and legal counsel for Stanley Park Investments Ltd., based in Calgary, Alta — and also serves as a board member of the Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA.) Her tenure within the IHG Association spans several years, during which she has made significant contributions to various committees and task forces, including the Digital & Distribution and Loyalty Committees and Emerging Leaders Network.

With a background in corporate and real estate law, she has since transitioned into managing her family’s real estate portfolio, primarily consisting of hotels. She currently oversees the asset management, development and operations of her family-owned IHG-branded hotels, in addition to running her own law practice. 

The IHG Owners Association has also announced its 2024 Global Board of Directors:

  • Nellie Dhanji, chair – vice president of operations & legal counsel, Stanley Park Investments, Ltd.
  • Mark Zipperer, chair-elect & AMER member at Large – president & CEO, Pride Hospitality, LLC
  • Euan McGlashan, treasurer & AMER member at Large – co-founder & CEO, Valor Hospitality
  • Prakash Maggan, secretary & AMER member at Large – principal & CFO, Rainmaker Hospitality
  • Navroz Saju, immediate past chair advisor – founder & principal, Hotel Development & Management Group (HDG) Hotels
  • Deepesh Kholwadwala, past chair committee representative – president & CEO, Sun Capital Hotels
  • John Muehlbauer, IHG Owners Association — CEO
  • Susan Bland, Europe regional representative – director, ESG, RBH Hospitality Management
  • Vijay Patel, AMER regional representative – president, A‑1 Hospitality Group
  • Rodger Powell, MEAA regional representative – managing director, Tourism & Hospitality Services AustralAsia (THSA)
  • Juan Carlos Alvarez, AMER member at Large – CEO, Holiday Inn Buenavista
  • Shazma Charania, AMER member at Large – president, Zainul & Shazma (ZS) Holdings
  • Chris Green, AMER member at Large – president, Remington Hotels
  • Sean Lowe, Europe member at Large – CEO, Atlas Hotels Group
  • Asad Malik, AMER member at Large – president & CEO, Amerilodge Group
  • Manish Patel, AMER member at Large – CEO, MKP Management, Inc.
  • David Wespiser, AMER member at Large – founding partner, Hotel Development Services, LLC
  • Jolyon Bulley, IHG Representative – CEO, IHG Americas
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