Kul Rattan Chadha
(born August 6, 1949, Delhi
) is an Indian
businessman, founder and former CEO of the Mexx
Born into a well-to-do family of steel manufacturers in Delhi, he moved to the Netherlands in 1971, where he started importing clothes from India and the Far East. He launched two lines of clothing in 1980, "Moustache" for men, and "Emanuelle" for women, which he merged in 1986 to Mexx. In 2001, Chadha sold most of the company for several 100 million dollars to Liz Claiborne Inc.
Chadha, who resides in Wassenaar
, remained CEO of the company until December 1 2006. He is considering opening a museum for contemporary art in Amsterdam
containing living and working spaces for artists and, to start, housing his own collection.Chadha's newest venture is a new, innovative hotel concept called , with its first two hotels opening in 2008 and 2009 in Amsterdam
. The third hotel opened in Glasgow, Scotland in August 2010. As of July 2011, new sites are confirmed for London and New York.