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Karan Khanna

IHG
Managing Director, UK&I
As IHG’s Managing Director for UK&I, Karan is responsible for overseeing IHG’s portfolio of more than 330 open properties in the UK&I, as well as leading on new openings, signings and operations across one of IHG’s key global markets.

Karan joined IHG in 2011 as Director of Global Strategy and Corporate Development and has worked in a number of roles, including Vice President, Europe Strategy & Planning and Vice President, Design & Engineering, Europe - a role whereby he oversaw the design and deployment of the Holiday Inn® brand family transformation. Before taking on the role of MD of UK&I, Karan was Head of Operations for UK&I.

Karan joined IHG from McKinsey & Co where he was Engagement Manager. Prior to that, Karan spent 5-years with Cadbury Schweppes in brand and innovation roles. He has an MBA with Distinction from INSEAD, a PG Diploma in Marketing from CIM and a BA (Hons) in Economics from Delhi University.
Karan has a broad ranging background in brand building, strategy, planning, asset management, and operations.