Rajiv Kaul joined the group in 2006 as vice-president, and in his new remit he will be responsible for new launches planned as part of the chain's expansion.
Kaul's career in the hospitality industry dates back to 1978, when he joined Oberoi Hotels and Resorts. He progressed to become vice president of Oberoi Hotels Egpyt.
He has also held the posts of Taj Mumbai Hotels vice-president and Taj Mahal Palace & Tower general manager.
He accomplishments to date at Leela include leading six properties in Indiaand planning new properties in New Delhi and Chennai.
"The Leela Group is in an exponential growth phase and I'm delighted to be leading the team to consolidate The Leela as a premiere luxury brand," he said.