Jaison Chacko takes over as Secretary General, FHRAI

Jaison Chacko has joined as the Secretary General, FHRAI w.e.f. August 1, 2020. In the year 2018-19, Chacko served as the Assistant Secretary General of FHRAI for about 15-months and steered the Annual Convention of FHRAI held in Lucknow.He is a management professional having work experience of close to two decades in various capacities spanning across situations and challenges of all kinds, interfacing with diverse stakeholders at all levels.

In his last assignment and prior to his first stint at FHRAI,he worked with one of the leading industry chambers of the country, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry as Head, Human Resource and Core Team Member, State Development Council (SDC) – a premier think tank of PHDCCI. In his stints at PHDCCI lasting around nine years, he played a lead role in partnership-building with thestate governments thereby enhancing the business portfolio of the organisation.

Prior to joining PHDCCI, Chacko worked with reputed developmental organisations such as Magic Bus India Foundation, Gandhi Peace Centre and Deepalaya. In these organisations, he was instrumental in successfully implementing developmental projects.

Chacko holds a post graduate degree in Industrial Relations & Personnel Management, a degree in Law from Nagpur University and a Master’s degree in Sociology from Agra University. The expertise that he brings on board to FHRAI includes his strong faculties in operations management, business development, strategic planning, handling government relations and corporate networking supplemented with excellent interpersonal skills.

Chacko is optimistic that in these challenging times, the Secretariat under him would be more proactive and responsive towards the frequent changes in the policy environment and the challenges being faced by the tourism and hospitality sector. He is delighted to be a part of the transformative journey of this prestigious institution and hopeful to take that to the next level.