Mr Anirudha Seolekar is a leading torch bearer and a pioneer of the Indian golf industry. As the founding President he led the Golf Industry Association (GIA) for 12 years. As an alumni of the Harvard Business School where he graduated from the Owner/ President Programme (OPM) and a born leader and entrepreneur, he founded several businesses in three separate industries. His companies are shining examples to others is those respective industries – the Real Estate industry where he is a major force in Pune city, the Hospitality industry with his two 5-star hotels – the O Hotel Pune and the O Hotel Goa and the Golf industry with the Oxford Golf Resort, a 5-star resort facility that has India’s top-ranked private 18-hole championship golf course.
As an industry patron, a business professional and a leader, he is a member of several industry peak bodies such as CREDAI (Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India), HRAWI (Hotels & Restaurants Association Western India), FHRAI (Federation of Hotels & Restaurant Association of India) and PHA (Pune Hoteliers Association). Besides being a member of professional bodies he is also an active member of YPO (Young President Organisation) since 2004 which has now become the world’s largest global network of business leaders. He has been the president of the prestigious Poona Club for two years and the Captain of the Poona Club Golf Course for four years. In addition to this he is a member of RWITC (Royal Western India Turf Club) and RCBC (the Royal Connaught Boat Club, Pune). A prestigious member of GIA, he continues to share his vision for growth of the Indian golf industry with leadership group of this association.