Nirupa Shankar Executive Director, Brigade Hospitality
As a second generation entrepreneur at Brigade, Nirupa oversees the company’s hospitality ventures. During her 8 years in Brigade she has helped launch 3 hotels, signed up more than 12 for the pipeline, of which 8 are already in various stages of construction. of Brigade REAP.
Nirupa also conceptualised and successfully launched the multi-award winning lounge bar HIGH Ultra Lounge in Bangalore, the highest point for food and beverage in South India.
Nirupa recently launched India’s first and only real estate accelerator called Brigade Real Estate Accelerator Program, an initiative to mentor high-tech start-ups in real estate, including hospitality.
She has been identified as one of CNBC’s “Young Turks” and has previously won the:
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017, by Future Woman Leader Summit Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 by Construction Week Restaurant Owner of the Year – India 2016 at the Hospitality Leaders’ Industry Choice Awards Rising Star Award 2015 - South Asia by the International Society of Hospitality Consultants
Nirupa is passionate about reading, travelling and writing. Her articles are regularly published in the news and trade journals. She loves sports and recently completed her first triathlon. She is trained as a Six sigma Black Belt.