Navneet Bali took over as Chairman of MEININGER Hotels in 2016, after he led the company as CEO following its acquisition by Holidaybreak. He joined Holidaybreak, after its acquisition by Cox and Kings, in May 2012 where he is Group Finance Director and Head of Corporate Development. Previously he was Chief Investment Officer at Duet India Hotels where he helped create and headed a joint venture with Intercontinental Hotels, to build Holiday Inn Express Hotels across India. Previous assignments include CFO and Head of Corporate development at ebookers, a leading European online travel company and Director of HVS International, a leading hotel consulting firm. He has more than 30 years of experience in the hotel, travel and ecommerce industries.