Winner of the prestigious Deloitte Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the London Business School “Accomplished Entrepreneur Award”, Honored as “Manager of the year” by Amadeus Brighter Awards and “FTA Person of the Year” by Family Travel Association.
Education: MBA, London Business School; BEng (Hons), University College London; ACA, Price Waterhouse, London.
Owner and founding board member of Martinhal Family Hotels & Resorts (www.martinhal.com), Chitra is a passionate entrepreneur and real-estate & hotel developer, working alongside her business-partner and husband on their projects in Portugal. They have developed their flagship Martinhal Sagres Beach Resort & Hotel in the Algarve from scratch and have successfully expanded the “Martinhal” brand across 3 other properties in the best and most prestigious locations in Portugal.
The 5th Martinhal property will be a branded hotel residence building with a vertical forest in the Park of Nations, Lisbon. They are also working on a commercial real-estate project and an international school project in the same area – all opening in 2020. They have had 4 children during the process of building up their businesses – all born in Portugal.
In March 2017, Chitra was invited to become an Executive Committee Member of Portugal IN, a special task force created by the Portuguese Prime Minister’s office to further enhance Foreign Direct Investment into Portugal in various areas, especially in the wake of Brexit (www.portugalin.gov.pt).
My LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chitrastern/ and attached is a photo.