Jagdeep Thakral



General Manager, Holiday Inn – Singapore Orchard City (Singapore)

Member, Enabling Employers Network

Jagdeep Thakral is currently the General Manager of Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre and oversees the entire Hotel operations. Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre was the first and only hotel in the Singapore hospitality industry to be appointed a Centre of Training & Integration (CTI) by the National Council of Social Services (NCSS). It is an initiative that promotes a structured on-the-job-training program using buddy systems for PWDs within a real-time work environment.

Jagdeep has been appointed by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) to be a member of the Singapore’s Enabling Employers Network (EEN) since 2010. The EEN is an alliance of like-minded employers who seek to champion and advance the employment opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). Currently, 13% of Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre’s manpower is comprised of PWDs. As an appointed EEN member, Jagdeep has been a guest speaker of the ILO Global Business and Disability Network Regional Meeting (2013) and Building “Disability Confidence” in Asia – The Business Case Seminar (2011). Under Jagdeep’s leadership, Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre achieved two major milestones: the first Hotel in Singapore to be awarded with the Endorsement of Commitment under ISO 26000 for Social Responsibility, and the OSHAS 18001 for Occupational Health and Safety Management System. Further, the Hotel has been accorded corporate awards such as the Asia’s Best Employer Brand Award 2012 (Universum), Enabling Champion Award 2012 (Enabling Employers Network), Best Employer Award 2011 (Aon Hewitt) and the Corporate Responsibility Award 2011 (IHG).

Born in New Delhi, India, Jagdeep enjoys a good game of golf and spending quality time with his family.