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Nikhil Nath

Nikhil Nath

CEO & Founder, Knowcross

Nikhil Nath is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Knowcross, a leader in SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) technology for the global hotel industry.

Nikhil’s professional career began at Goldman Sachs in 1993. In 1995, he joined the now Deloitte-owned Monitor Company as a strategy consultant, dividing his time between the company’s offices in Hong Kong, London, New Delhi and Paris. In 2000, Nikhil joined Antfactory, a London based technology fund that invested in the first wave of internet companies.

In 2002, Nikhil set up Knowcross with the aim of modernizing hotel operations with technology. Knowcross became the first investee company of the Indian Angel Network, India’s largest angel investment fund. Today, Knowcross has offices in Washington D.C., London, New Delhi, Singapore and Shanghai. Knowcross’ client base spans 35 countries and includes international brands like Hilton, Hyatt, Kempinski, Rosewood, Anantara and Radisson, as well as luxury independents like the Ritz Paris, Le Bristol Paris, Dolder Grand Zurich, and the Mark New York.

Nikhil studied Economics at University of Delhi and completed a Masters in Management programme at HEC, Paris. More recently, he completed a Masters in Entrepreneurship programme at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston.

Nikhil is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organisation and the Entrepreneurs Organisation. He is also a former Chairman of CII-Yi (Delhi Chapter), a not-for-profit organisation which plays a
proactive role in India’s development process.

Nikhil lives in New Delhi with his wife Shona and their three children and is a passionate skier and scuba diver.