Founder & Managing Director
Mr Surya was born into the Jhunjhnuwala family, which owns the Hind Group, a consortium of companies with diverse interests. He has a penchant for boutique hotels with distinct characters, and soon saw the potential in building properties suited for inner-city living in the Asia Pacific region. Naumi, the personal luxury boutique hotel, was created as a result of Mr Surya’s passion for personalised hospitality. To date, the award-winning Naumi has been a resounding success, attracting global business travellers from Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Italy, France and all parts of Asia. Another outstanding establishment of 79 rooms, Naumi Liora, was later added to the family along Keong Saik Road in 2012.
Looking ahead, Mr Surya is keen to explore opportunities to build boutique properties and discerning luxury residential and commercial projects in other parts of Asia. Other than the property arm of the business, Mr Surya also looks into the financial funds for the family as well as overseeing the finances of the group’s listed company in India.
Mr Surya is married and has three children – one son and two daughters. Mr Surya spends a lot of time in the Young Presidents Organisation (YPO) as well as sits on the global advisory board for Babson College, Boston. During his free time, he enjoys working out at the gym, playing golf and participating in marathons. He appreciates wine and has a fine auction collection from Australia and France.