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Monday, 04 March 2024 23:00

Dynamic Duo to Drive Hilton Hotels NZ

Seema Goundar – Cluster Commercial Director &  Mudra Joshi – Cluster Commercial Manager Seema Goundar – Cluster Commercial Director & Mudra Joshi – Cluster Commercial Manager

Hilton Hotels has announced the appointment of Seema Goundar as commercial director and Mudra Joshi as commercial manager for its three properties; Hilton Auckland, Hilton Lake Taupo, and DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka.

Seema Goundar – Cluster Commercial Director, North Island

Goundar is a seasoned marketing and hospitality professional and boasts a diverse career spanning over consumer goods, banking, and the hotel industry.  She began her career in the at Colgate-Palmolive (Fiji) before transitioning to ANZ Bank as a Senior Brand Executive, where she expanded her skills into retail and signature banking across Fiji and 11 other Pacific Island countries.  

More recently Goundar has spent the last decade in the hospitality industry in Fiji, Vanuatu, Malaysia and Maldives and she was selected as part of the first South East Asian cohort of IHG RISE, a mentoring initiative for high-potential female leaders, and being nominated for Hilton’s Circle of Excellence as APAC Commercial Director of the Year in 2023.

Mudra Joshi – Cluster Commercial Manager, North Island

Joining the world- renowned Taj Hotel & Resorts right after finishing her studies in hospitality, she worked across multiple properties that include Mumbai Taj President, Taj Lands End and a one year internship in the esteemed Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai. As she moved on in search of international experience in Dubai, Mudra joined the Jumeriah Hotel & resorts and was responsible for supporting Jumeriah’s 8 Dubai-based properties with market research, market analysis and driving total revenue management across the estate.

Her expertise and experience with luxurious establishments proved a solid foundation when she eventually join Hilton in China as part of the RMCC team for hotels all across Australasia.