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The Proud Moment For IIHM; When Our CEO Was Awarded Business Leader of the Year


On January 25th, our CEO was awarded Business Leader of the Year by the local Chamber of Commerce. It was a proud moment for our whole team, and we’re excited to share what made him stand out from the competition. We’ll also highlight some of the company’s recent achievements. Keep reading to learn more about our CEO’s award-winning performance!

Dr Suborno Bose, the founder of the Young Chef Olympiad, Co-chairman and CEO of the International Hospitality Council (IHC), and Founder and Chief Mentor of the Indismart Group, received the ET Now Business Leader Of The Year (Education) award at a glittering awards ceremony held in Mumbai on February 16, 2020.

Dr Bose’s efforts to put India on the global hospitality map have been recognised with this honor, which is well-deserved

ET Dr Bose was recently honored with this distinguished award by India’s premier business and financial news channel, in recognition of his pivotal role in the conception and organization of the International Young Chef Olympiad (YCO).

The sixth edition of YCO finished on February 02, 2020, with young student chefs and their mentors from 55 countries competing in the world’s largest culinary competition.

The IHC, in collaboration with the International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM), hosted YCO 2020, which brought together so many countries on a single stage at a time when the world is divided on political, social, and economic issues.

Malaysia won gold, the Philippines took silver, and England took bronze at YCO 2020.

This one-of-a-kind programme was started by Dr Bose six years ago. Culinary experts such as Professor David Foskett, MBE, Chairman of the IHC and the YCO Jury, and author of the culinary Bible, Practical Cookery series, are accompanying him.

Dr Bose organized the tournament, bringing in well-known Indian and international chefs to serve as judges.

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, a Padma Shri, has served as the YCO’s Principal Judge and Mentor for several years. President of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, Chef Brian Turner, CBE Chef Chris Galvin, co-owner of Galvin Restaurants in England and a Michelin-starred chef, Former Maitres de Cuisine Anton Edelmann de Chef of the Savoy Hotel in London, and other renowned chefs from around the world were among the 19 international judges for YCO 2020.

With 55 countries, the YCO is also a mutual understanding of cultural and educational interaction.

MoUs signed with representatives from each country during YCO are agreements to organize educational exchange programmes with IIHM.

The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals were incorporated into the YCO 2020 subject of sustainability. Dr Bose also showed his support for Sustainability by participating in the Food Aid project.

Final Word

IIHM, a pioneer in the field of Hospitality education is all set to make its students industry-ready. With an aim to provide world-class education and training, we have tie-ups with some of the best names in the travel and hospitality sector. From luxury hotels, and chains such as The Ritz Carlton and Marriott to renowned airlines like British Airways and Singapore Airlines, our list of partners keeps growing with each passing day. Our CEO Mr Sanjeev Kapoor was felicitated with the Business Leader of the Year award at the recently concluded 6th edition of India’s Most Admired Brands (IMAB) Awards ceremony 2018. This only goes on to reiterate our commitment toward excellence in imparting quality education that equips.

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"I am currently working at Novotel, Ahmedabad formerly workeday The Park Hyatt, Hyderabad. I've also worked at Zee Cine Awards. In the industry I am glad, I learned from the best IIHM. It taught me all disciplines, all the values and what hospitality is all about. Whatever I doing and will be doing always be related to IIHM & all the faculties."

Rahul Mehta – Sales and Marketing
Novotel , Ahmedabad

"I love my entire career to IIHM. IIHM inculcated Discipline,Relationship building & Team Management Skill. Without 3 assets of the service industry I would not be where I am without IIHM. Thank you IIHM."

Santanu Ghosh – Sr. Director

"IIHM made me realize my passion for cooking. Thank to all faculty members for lighting up the desire in me. IIHM enable me to secure a job in Australia which helped boost my career."

Bernard Lee – Sous Chef
QT Hotels & Resorts, Canberra, Australia

"I could not have been more fortunate and IIHM is always going to be a very very important part of my life and it is all thanks to them that I am here."

Somya Mishra – Event Co-ordinator
JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata

"Post my pass out I joined Oberoi and I moved to Marriot. Over here I am working as a Housekeeping Executive and as far IIHM concerned its the college where from the very first day the faculty, the director they make sure that you are groomed in such a way that you are ready by competition of 3 years, you are ready to work with hotels "

Mr. Sumanta – (Housekeeping Executive)
JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata

"Started my career with Raheja Group of Hotels, worked 10 years in the Taj group of hotels, now working in Fort Jadhavgargh. IIHM is a very good college whatever I am today to become something. To become something you need to have a base what I have got from my college. What I have learnt at IIHM is helping me today."

Biswajit Biswas – (General Manager)
Fort Jadhavgargh

"IIHM has been a wondrous platform for me for achieve my goals. Along with the constant support of my faculty. Wishing IIHM all the success."

Marriot Marquis Miami, USA

"I was a student of IIHM in 2011-2014 Batch & specialized in F&B Service. It is a glorious brand I'd say because it is recognised globally and everyone knows what IIHM stands for, its fun and its learning mashed up together. I wish the faculties,the alumnies & the students of IIHM a beautiful & glorious success. "

Hyatt Regency , Kolkata

"Forever thankful to IIHM for what I am today. I would love to take this opportunity to thank the entire team of IIHM for the grand success and the mark that they made last 26 years."

ESHA GHOSH – Associate Director (Event Sales)
Hyatt Regency , Kolkata

"I am Hovaz and I come from Iran. I wanted to study in IIHM Hotel School in India and therefore I came to Kolkata. IIHM is renowned as an institute that prepares students to succeed in International Hotels, and that is what I look forward to. I am in the 2013 -2016 batch and now I am studying in the Final Year Thanks to IIHM."

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort , United States

"With a brilliant academic success behind herself, She graduated with a gold medal from IIHM. But, She had shown more entrepreneurial skills throughout the tenure of her education in IIHM than in other areas of engagements. Immediately after her education she started her own restaurant by the name The Wise Owl which has already become famous in the locality."

SIDDHIKA GHOSH – Managing Partner & Owner
The Wise Owl Steakhouse , Kolkata

"I graduated in Hospitality Management from IIHM in the year 1999. That I studied at IIHM was my advantage. After graduation I joined the kitchen. But my fundamentals were very strong and quickly rose through the ranks and today I am the Executive Sous Chef in International The Lalit, Delhi."

PRADIPTA SINHA – Executive Sous Chef
International The Lalit, Delhi

"With the help of IIHM I Graduated in hospility management and came to USA on Internship. After completing my Internship, I completed my masters in hospility management from Columbia University. I want to thank my teachers at IIHM and my colleagues who helped me to nurture my dreams in my college."

Dayapal – Food & Beverage Manager
Park Hyatt, Washington DC

"The three years that I spent at IIHM were a big transitional stage in my life. It helped me prepare myself to work with great confidence. The assignments with challenging"

AMIT DASH – Executive Chef
Hotel Westin , Pune

"I could not have felt more at home in a place so different from Armenia. I love every moment I spend at the IIHM Hotel School whether it is cooking up an Indian meal in the kitchen or supervising over a Food and Beverage Festival in one of the city’s favourite event management venue. There are always new skills to develop, people to meet and experiences to encounter that will help me to succeed in my future. I am also the Captain of IIHM Rugby Team. "

IIHM , Kolkata

"Life certainly does surprise you with its unexpected turns. I never knew that three years of long journey with IIHM would lead me to the dream hotels of many, Marriott. I cannot thank IIHM enough, along with everyone for their consistent support. And I certainly hope to continue making my IIHM proud."


"I am Hovaz and I come from Iran. I wanted to study in IIHM Hotel School in India and therefore I came to Kolkata. IIHM is renowned as an institute that prepares students to succeed in International Hotels, and that is what I look forward to. I am in the 2013 -2016 batch and now I am studying in the Final Year Thanks to IIHM."

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort , United States

"It is the finer aspects of training & transparency that keep our talents intact. We at Siyaji believe the company is only as good as its people. Hence we are proud to have maximum leaders from within. This has resulted in the growth of our culture, talent & organization. "

Kunal Katoch – VP Operations
Sayaji Hotels Limited
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