Vivek Sharma is a hospitality and tourism professional with more than 25 years of experience in the global hospitality industry. His career has taken him around the world. With assignments in the Caribbean Islands, North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, spanning more than seven countries, he has delivered benchmark-setting growth and expansions for hospitality and service focused organizations.
A decisive senior leader with a consistent track record of high-level performance, Vivek applies his background in global, multi-cultural environments to provide strategic and operational leadership at both a corporate and property level. Currently Vivek leads Fairmont Hot Springs Resort as its Chief Executive Officer. Previously as the General Manager of the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre, Vivek guided the hotel successfully through a re-branding process and a multi-million-dollar renovation. Under Vivek’s leadership, Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre won the prestigious Air Canada Tourism Business of the Year Award for 2017at the national Tourism Industry Association Awards. An active member of numerous boards and advisory councils, Vivek contributes to his local community and the business community at large.
He is currently the Chair of Tourism Industry Association of BC, member of the Board of Directors of the BC Hotel Association& Kootenay Rockies Tourism. Additionally, Vivek serves on the Advisory Council for the Thompson Rivers University Tourism and Hospitality Program, and the Deans Advisory Council for the School of Business. He also served as a member of the Advisory Council, Regional HR Committee for the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association. Vivek is constantly focused on supporting growth and progress for all businesses in the region.