International entrepreneur Cheruvathur Chakutty Thampi, is the founder, Chairman and Managing Director for Holiday Group and its subsidiaries. The group has over 1,000 employees across Middle East, India and Europe in four market sectors. .

Born in 1956 in beautiful state of Kerala, India, he is an extraordinarily dynamic, self-made businessman. His passion for innovation & entrepreneurial ideas led him to explore several businesses that led to carve out a niche & lucrative business empire. The Holiday Group prides itself for pioneering investment in green field projects.

With a combined asset value in excess of $1bn, the Holiday Group of businesses have grown over the past 30 years into major international companies with their chairman taking a hands-on approach and working relentlessly at the helm.

In 1980’s, he established his first major endeavor in United Arab Emirates where he founded Holiday Marine Services, that was involved in Ship chandelling business, which subsequently diversified into Duty Free business and Hydrocarbon trading business. The business success was attributed to the quality of products and service offered, whilst providing the ease of doing business, which made Mr. Thampi lead in a specialized & competitive market.

In early part of the Millennium, he ventured into the Hospitality business by opening Nalukettu Restaurant, which was one of its kinds at the time. In the latter years, the group ventured into Hotels and resorts, which offered state of the art guest experience.

Mr. Thampi, a passionate philanthropist, has established “Cheruvathur Foundation” that owns Thejus Engineering College, Keraka, India. He has also been instrumental in providing moral and financial support to the unprivileged children and physically challenged individuals.