Deepa Misra Harris, successfully leads and enhances critical sales and marketing initiatives in India and abroad for the Taj Group of hotels.

Deepa oversees the sales and marketing function for Taj Group of hotels worldwide encompassing the worldwide sales force, distribution, central reservations, brand marketing, public relations, social media, marketing communications and advertising.

She has spent 28 years with Taj Group and was Vice President Marketing prior to taking on this role in December 2011. She is the only specialist to have served separately as Vice President Sales and Vice President Marketing before taking the lead job to oversee both functions.

She has worked across most markets in India and abroad and has played an integral role in the growth of Taj, including the recent Brand Architecture exercise and the roll-out of the new Vivanta by Taj and Gateway brands.

She is also on the board of several group companies such as Taj GVK Hotels and Resorts Limited and PIEM Hotels Limited and others as well. She also represents Taj in various industry organizations such as Hotel Association of India, Experience India Society and Marketing advisory board of Leading Hotels of the World amongst many others.

She holds a graduation degree in English from Delhi University's Lady Sriram college, one of India's top colleges along with a masters degree in English and also Mass Communications.