Stuart Cash
CEO, Entrepreneur & Private Investor
Manish Chande
Clearbell Capital LLP

Rattan Chadha

citizenM

Voorschoten, NL

Founder and Executive Chairman

citizenM

Rattan Chadha

Biography

Rattan Chadha is the Founder and CEO of Mexx until he sold it in 2004. Mexx had grown to 1,200 stores in 56 countries with annual sales of €1 billion and 6,500 employees.

After the sale of Mexx, Rattan started his own private equity company KRC Capital B.V. which focuses its investments in fashion, hotels, real estate and leisure.

He is Founder and Executive Chairman of citizenM, a transformational hotel concept that provides luxury at affordable prices with hotels in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, London, Glasgow, Paris, Copenhagen, Zurich, New York, Seattle, Boston, Taipei, Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur.

He is the president & owner of the Royal Mougins Golf Resort in Mougins, France - a championship 18 hole golf course, with a hotel and spa.

In 2000, Rattan was knighted by the Queen of the Netherlands as a "Ridder" for his entrepreneurial success and his various philanthropic activities.

In 2004 he won the "Grand Seigneur" Award of the Netherlands, the highest award for excellence in branding and lifestyle marketing.

In 2008 he was awarded the "China Trader Award" for his "lifetime achievements" for the unique way he encouraged and developed trade relations between China and the Netherlands over several decades.

Rattan Chadha’s Newsfeed

Insider tip: 8 Art collections by fashion players

The KRC Collection in Dutch Voorschoten belongs to entrepreneur Rattan Chadha. In 1986, he founded clothing brand Mexx and sold most of the company in 2001. In addition to established artists such as Gilbert & George, Paul McCarthy and Marlene Dumas, the KRC Collection also presents promising young talents such as Folkert de Jong and Roger Hiorns.

Business Wire
citizenM New York Bowery to Open in September 2018

Rattan Chadha, the founder of citizenM, says: “When we were looking for our next New York location, it became clear very quickly that Bowery is an exceptional destination..."

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Rattan Chadha’s Background

Founder and Executive Chairman
Jan 2007 - Present
A transformational hotel concept that provides luxury at affordable prices with hotels in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, London, Glasgow, Paris, Copenhagen, Zurich, New York, Seattle, Boston, Taipei, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur.
Founder and President
Jan 2007 - Present
Rattan started his own private equity company KRC Capital B.V. to invest in fashion, hotels, real estate and leisure. Currently, he has various controlling investments in fashion, real estate developments in India and America.
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Other Business Interests

President and Owner
Jan 2003 - Present
Mougins, FR
A championship 18 holes golf course with a hotel and spa in Mougins, France.

Rattan Chadha’s Education

Bachelor of Business Studies
1966 - 1969
1962 - 1965