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.