Govind Chari has been appointed as group finance director for Six Senses Resorts & Spas. He will oversee the group’s operations finance, accounting and reporting functions, and will report to the chief operating officer and the CEO.Govind brings to Six Senses over 18 years of varied experience as chief financial officer and senior executive with world-renowned, multi-national companies in the construction, foundation, heavy engineering and manufacturing sector including Bauer Gmbh and Hyundai Engg. Govind has also worked in real estate projects and for international hotel companies such as Le Meridien and Starwood, across Asia, and in the U.S. Prior to joining Six Senses, Govind was chief financial officer for a European resort development and hotel management company based in Bangkok.
Govind is a chartered accountant having graduated in Commerce from the Delhi University, and completed the examination of Final Groups of Cost and Work Accountancy and Company Secretaries from the respective Institutes of India. He has also attended CPA programmes, practiced Sarbanes Oxley corporate governance and is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors America. Married with two children, Govind has travelled widely around the globe, and is a language addict—he is fully proficient in Thai, English, various Indian languages, a little Tagalog, and has even picked up Spanish along the way.