Who is Bicky Chakraborty?

Bicky Chakraborty is CEO and founder of Elite Hotels of Sweden and The Bishop´s Arms. The journey to a hotel empire started when he was a student and had the courage to dedicate himself to an innovative idea.

Bicky Chakraborty. CEO, founder and owner of Elite Hotels of Sweden. Photo: Ateljé Uggla

Bicky studied at Stockholm University at the end of the 1950s when he had the idea to let student accommodation that were emplty over the summer. The business, which was run through the student union, was turned into a corporation in 1980, SSRS Holding AB, with Bicky Chakraborty at the helm.

This was the start of a hotel empire that is today Elite Hotels of Sweden. The chain, owned solely byt Bicky Chakraborty, has 28 Elite Hotels in 18 cities and 5 Hotel Bishops Arms in five cities.

Now Bicky Chakraborty, who has dedicated his career to building a company in Sweden, wants to give something back to society but giving young entrepreneurs a chance to fulfill their dreams.

Read more about the program here!

Entrepreneurs today generally speak early of an exit plan. I have never had that. When I started my journey, I thought about it as a long-term commitment and something that would be great to work and grow with long term – not a quick sell-off. Building a company only around an exit plan is not optimal from a job creation perspective, you have to dare to commit long term!

Bicky Chakraborty, CEO and founder of Elite Hotels of Sweden.

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Last changed: Dec 09, 2019