About Mr. Keshav Suri:
Keshav Suri is the youngest Executive Director at The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group. He is involved in the Group’s expansion, quality management, building marketing strategies, operations and F&B revenues.
Under his guidance the Group established F&B brands like 24/7, Baluchi and OKO. His brainchild, Kitty Su – the Group’s nightclub – completed eight successful years in August 2019. It is one of the longest running and most inclusive (LGBTQIA+) nightclub in the country. The club has supported acid attack survivors, hired India’s only differently abled DJ and people from the deeply marginalised LGBTQIA+ community. A firm believer of responsible entrepreneurship, Keshav Suri has been working with several NGOs and activists to help mainstream marginalized communities. He launched the #PureLove campaign to spread the message of love and educate masses.
He is also one of the petitioners to file a writ to revoke Section 377 in India. Having taken upon the cause to build an inclusive nation; he launched Keshav Suri Foundation with a mission to embrace, empower and mainstream the LGBTQIA+ community. The Foundation is the official affiliate for It Gets Better Project in India. The Group is known as one of the most inclusive hotel chains globally for its initiatives and policies.
An alumnus of St. Columbus School, New Delhi, Keshav Suri graduated in Law and Business from the University of Warwick. He obtained a Master’s Degree in International Management from Kings College, London followed by an LLM Degree from School of African & Oriental Studies (SAOS), London.
He has won several international awards and honours such as Attitude Pride Award and LGBT+ Future Role Model by Yahoo Finance Outstanding and about 15 national honours including Change Maker by Hindu Businessline, Culture Icon of NewHood by Mens XP and Agent of Social Change by GQ and Tycoons of Tomorrow by Forbes India to name a few.
In the wake of COVID 19, he has been actively involved in reaching out and supporting the marginalized by providing them with fruits, vegetables and ration to help them battle hunger. The Lalit Group and The Keshav Suri Foundation (KSF) have distributed over 120,000 kg ration and fed over 150,000 people in the last couple of months. The Foundation has been at the forefront in extending mental health support. Our onboard counsellors are taking LIVE sessions and providing personal counselling to help people cope up with the situation and make it better. KSF has also started ‘Queering Quarantine’, an online series of talks, interactions and workshops to help people cope with this lockdown and utilise their time in learning and exploring new areas.