Founder & CEO | Saira Hospitality
From a young age, Harsha Chanrai was strongly influenced by her father’s philanthropic work in primary health care, eye-care, and safe water projects in Nigeria and India, in addition to his work with Mother Teresa. She was educated in her hometown of London, England and over time developed a passion for luxury hospitality.
Harsha served as Director of Marketing for Six Senses Resorts and Residences in Asia before continuing in hotel operations at the Fullerton Hotel, Singapore and at the Aman Resort, Sri Lanka. Seeking a way to merge her passion for hospitality with her deeply rooted dedication to philanthropy, Harsha enrolled in the MMH graduate program at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, where she began developing the concept for Saira Hospitality.
Today, Harsha’s inspired idea has become a reality. Saira Hospitality, a 501c3 organization, disrupts the traditional routes to finding employees for the hotel industry. Alongside her team of educators and hospitality professionals, Saira partners with luxury and lifestyle hotels and creates bespoke pop-up schools to educate members of local communities for employment in hospitality positions from line level to mid-level.