Gurbinder Rattha

Mr. Gurbinder Rattha - Co-Founder and Managing Director of Workafella – heads the coworking & shared office division of the Rattha Group of Companies, headquartered in Chennai. His experience spans two decades in the dynamic industries of Corporate and Residential Real Estate, Hospitality, Healthcare, Textile Garments & Infrastructure. Gurbinder’s role across these verticals has been instrumental. He has executed a vision of forming strategic partnerships with reputed global organizations that, in turn, promoted businesses acceleration through growth and expansions. His core belief lies in synchronizing energies with the right market leaders - the goal is to systematically push the boundaries in offering solution-oriented systems to progressive business communities. In the real-estate vertical, he has played a pivotal role in establishing large-format IT parks in Chennai. The group also took over and strategically succeeded in building the largest residential project in an experimental area in Chennai, another demonstration of business excellence in unexplored terrains. Having been successful in real estate, the group entered the hospitality sector in 2006, collaborating and bringing the largest Asian-owned international serviced residence owner-operator, The Ascott group, to the Indian market. Another accolade to the group was the tactical management and operational success of the multi-speciality Global Hospitals (present-day Gleneagles Global Hospitals), increasing the revenue bottom-line and bringing it to a profitable venture. He has also helped strategically bring in large format clientele in the Textile Garment sector, ensuring an end-to-end production-to-market cycle and establishing a strong presence globally. His prowess and demonstrated accomplishments in running profitable real estate and hospitality businesses led him to quickly identify & capitalize on an opportunity in the market in 2017 - coworking and shared office spaces, a sector that required a homegrown player that understood local business needs. The idea envisioned coupled with expertise translated into the successful conception of Workafella - A dynamic and sophisticated brand delivering contemporary end-to-end office space solutions to adapt to the NextGen Workforce with a flexible, functional and high-energy in-class ambience. Workafella’s pride lies in a homegrown brand’s synergy that infuses inspiring elements for fresh thinking and a vision of a global nature. This distinction won the trust of over 500+ brands since its inception, bringing in several awards for its excellent office space designs & solutions, as well recognition for its exceptional member wellness program by prestigious trade associations like FICCI. Gurbinder, a powerful administrator, continues to disrupt this segment by infusing creativity into tactical business decisions. His vision ahead lies in steering the brand across other prestigious locations in India while keeping its top-grade service quality at the forefront. In his leisure time, he can be found discovering new reads, passionately shaping young minds and looking at ways to give back to the community.