interTouch, the leading provider of cloud-based Internet and guest-facing technologies to the global hospitality industry, has announced the appointment of Niraj Nadkarni as Vice President Sales and General Manager, Middle East and Africa. In this newly created role, Mr. Nadkarni will be responsible for supporting the company’s growth and business strategy in the regions. He will report to Michael Vargosko, Managing Director, Europe, Middle East, Africa, India and Caribbean & Latin America.
With over 25 years of international experience in sales, business development and key account management in the luxury hospitality technology industry, nearly all of which in the Middle East, Mr. Nadkarni is ideally qualified to lead the company’s sales and growth in the region.
“We have a tremendous opportunity to accelerate our company growth and we are delighted to welcome Niraj to our team at this critical time for the business. We are witnessing incredibly strong demand for our solutions in the Middle East and Africa, a key growth region for interTouch,” said Michael Vargosko, Managing Director, interTouch. “Niraj brings a breadth of experience that is vital to our business expansion strategy and will help drive our customer experience to the next level. This appointment will further strengthen our position as the market leader in the hospitality sector in these key regions.
Mr. Nadkarni is an accomplished and respected industry veteran and joins interTouch from INTEREL, a global leader in guestroom and energy management systems, where he worked for over nine years, most recently in the position of Sales Director for the Middle East, Africa & Indian Ocean. Prior to this, Mr Nadkarni held various leadership positions with key hospitality technology vendors including ABB and Siemens. In addition to his sales and business development experience, Mr. Nadkarni has a proven track record in product design, business strategy and project management.
“I am honoured to join Michael and the team at interTouch and am excited to build on the company’s solid and long-standing global customer base,” said Mr. Nadkarni “I look forward to working with the company’s talented team to drive sales and business growth across the region with the vast portfolio of end-to-end solutions for today’s hospitality industry and associated verticals that interTouch has to offer.”