Nirupa Shankar

Director, Brigade Hospitality

As a second generation entrepreneur at Brigade, Nirupa oversees the company's hospitality ventures. During her 8 years in Brigade she has helped launch 5 hotels, signed up more than 12 for the pipeline, of which 8 are already in various stages of construction.

Nirupa also conceptualised and successfully launched the multi-award winning lounge bar HIGH Ultra Lounge in Bangalore, the highest point for food and beverage in South India.

Nirupa recently launched India's first and only real estate accelerator called Brigade Real Estate Accelerator Program, an initiative to mentor high-tech start-ups in real estate, including hospitality.

She has been identified as one of CNBC's "Young Turks" and has previously won many awards and accolades including; Entrepreneur of the Year 2017, by Future Woman Leader Summit amongst others.