Speaker Profile

Apoorva Gandhi
Vice President, Multi-Cultural Affairs

As vice president for multi-cultural affairs for Marriott International, Apoorva Gandhi is responsible for creating and executing an externally-focused global strategy that builds preference and loyalty from diverse customer segments for the Marriott portfolio of brands. Prior to his current position, Mr. Gandhi was senior director for organizational capability, where he led the company’s global reorganization program in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. He also worked as vice president for global lodging services, where he helped deliver critical brand initiatives. Before joining Marriott, Mr. Gandhi was a senior consulting manager in Accenture’s communications and high tech practice for more than a decade, where he managed merger and integration programs as well as process re-engineering efforts for large telecom clients. He also led diversity programs at Accenture. Mr. Gandhi is an honors graduate of the University of Maryland, School of Business and Management. He is a member of the J.W. Marriott, Jr., Diversity Award committee, Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity, and Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society.