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W Goa appoints D’Souza as director of HR & Mittal as finance director
Thursday, 28 February, 2019, 08 : 00 AM [IST]
Our Bureau, Mumbai
W Goa has announced the appointment of John Paul D’souza as director of human resources and Rakhi Mittal as director of finance.


FnbNews In his new role, D’Souza will be responsible to drive optimal employee performance through people strategy, bring in and retain top talent as well as integrate the values and the dynamic culture of W Goa.

He has diverse experience spanning 14 years in human resources. He started his career in the field with Coca-Cola. His journey with Marriott started at Goa Marriott Resort and Spa, where he spent five years in various HR roles.

D’Souza has been associated with brands like Swissotel and Hyatt. He has also held the position of human resources manager at the Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield. Thereafter, he went on to open Courtyard by Marriott Bengaluru Hebbal as human resources manager.

He said, “I am excited about my new role as director of HR at W Goa. I believe HR is a crucial part of any organisation, and I aim to work towards implementing and designing programmes that will retain, attract, reward and motivate top performance, and most importantly, talent.”


FnbNews In her new capacity, Mittal will play a pivotal role in driving the finance and business operations of W Goa and strategising growth opportunities into the competitive advantages for the hospitality sector.

She has over 13 years of industry experience and expertise in the finance and accounts domain. She is known for her acute skill in managing a wide spectrum of finance and accounts activities that encompass budgeting, forecasting, revenue strategy, finalisation of accounts, cash flow management, taxation and auditing.

Her journey with Marriott started at JW Marriott New Delhi Aerocity. She has spent five years with Marriott International in various financial roles. Previously, she had a successful stint at the Taj Group of Hotels, where she managed the strategic and financial practices.

With a background in chartered accountancy, Mittal successfully handled Internal audit for hotels, statutory and concurrent audits for banks, direct and indirect tax consultancy, registrar of company (ROC) matters like registration of company, charge filing, searching of documents with ROC records and all other procedural works.

She added, “I am very excited to join W Goa, which is one of the most dynamic and vibrant hotels in the hospitality industry right now in India as well as the world over. With my deep knowledge and élan, I am looking forward to working with the rest of team to foster our growth.”
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