Anoop Bali, the Whole Time Director of Tourism Finance Corporation of India Limited (TFCI), has been recognised for his significant contributions to the Hospitality Industry by HI-AIM (Hospitality Industry – Architecture, Interiors, and Management), a platform within the tourism and hospitality sector. This accolade was presented at the 12th Edition HI-AIM Conference held on February 1st, 2024, at Aloft Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal. The event, celebrating excellence across various categories, specifically acknowledged individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, innovation, and dedication to advancing the hospitality industry.
Anoop Bali, with over 33 years of expertise, has a diverse background spanning project finance, investment banking, credit & treasury management, risk management, finance & accounts, etc. His knowledge of addressing the hotel credit gap in India has earned him recognition. Actively engaged in the tourism and hospitality sectors, Anoop Bali is not only an avid traveler but also an advocate for the development of pet-friendly hotels/resorts and senior citizen serviced apartments in India.
Established in 1989, TFCI is a prominent non-banking financial company that has played a pivotal role in financing numerous tourism ventures across India. This support has led to the creation of over 55,000 star category hotel rooms and various tourism attractions, including innovative projects like palace (heritage) hotels, spa & healthcare resorts, wildlife resorts, serviced apartments, entertainment parks, luxury tourist trains, multiplex, and more. TFCI extends financial support and consultancy services to a diverse range of tourism projects, including hotels, resorts, spas, restaurants, entertainment centers, amusement parks, and tours & travels. Beyond the tourism sector, TFCI also provides financial assistance to residential real estate, healthcare, education, MSE, and NBFC/HFC sectors.
HI-AIM, as an industry platform, is dedicated to promoting efficient materials and technology within the tourism and hospitality sector. It serves as a think tank to encourage responsible and environmentally friendly practices in design and construction, contributing to the overall sustainability of the industry.