Vishal Suri

Managing Director,
SOTC Travel

An engineering graduate with B.E. in Electrical, Vishal Suri has over 25 years of experience across consumer centric industries like Office Automation, Internet, Telecom in start-up as well as mature and established firms and has spent last 10 years in Travel Industry.

Prior to his elevation as Managing Director, SOTC Travel Limited. (Formerly SOTC Travel Pvt. Ltd.), he was the Chief Executive Officer-Tour Operating at SOTC Travel (formerly Kuoni India). Vishal Suri joined Kuoni-Tour Operating in August 2012 from Thomas Cook India where he was the Chief Operating Officer Leisure Travel .Vishal joined Thomas Cook in 2005 and progressed to become the Chief Operating Officer - Leisure Travel (Outbound & Domestic) in 2007.

He has played leadership roles while rolling out new products and business models in consumer businesses. He has exceptional skills in maintaining inter-personal relationship and has a sound reputation of managing and developing dynamic teams.

 

Manoj Chacko

Chief Executive Officer,
SOTC Business Travel

Manoj Chacko has completed his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and his Masters in Management Studies. He has over 22 years of work experience out of which 15 years have been in Travel and Aviation. He has managed strategic relationships across Airlines, Corporate houses, IATA, Trade Bodies and others.

He has been instrumental in setting up two world class "Centres of Excellence" in India. These centres are ISO 9001:2008 certified and run 24x7, providing high quality service delivery to corporate customers.

 

Nitin Menon


Chief Financial Officer,
SOTC Travel

Nitin Menon is a Chartered Accountant and has done his Executive Program in Business Management from IIM Calcutta. He has over 11 years of experience in different roles within the Finance domain, viz, Financial Controlling, Reporting, Treasury, Budgeting & Forecasting, Credit Control, M&A due diligence, SOx & Internal Controls and Cost Reduction.

Nitin began his career with Tata Motors Ltd. and thereafter moved to Piramal Healthcare Ltd. In his last assignment, he was with Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. as Finance Controller.

Nitin Menon joined SOTC Travel in 2017 as its Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for driving efficiencies within the finance organisation and partnering the business more effectively in its quest for profitable growth. He is also a member of the Management Council (MC) at SOTC Travel.

 

S.D Nandakumar


Business Head – B2B,
SOTC Travel

S.D Nandakumar is a Science Graduate from the Bangalore University with a PGCPM from IIM-Kozhikode. Nandakumar has over 18 years of valued experience and has worked with established organizations such as Kuoni, DOTW and Make My Trip at various levels.

His last assignment was with MakeMyTrip India as Head MICE, having to drive responsibility of all products under the MICE and Business Travel Divisions.

He is an aggressive business development professional with strong management skills; in fields of sales, channel, project, operations & profit centers.

Nandakumar is currently the Business Head- B2B which caters to the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events vertical. He leads a team with leadership position in this segment. Under his guidance and expertise, he headed the ecommerce vertical at SOTC and successfully shaped an omni channel distribution strategy for SOTC.

 

NISHANT KOLGAONKAR


Head - Human Resources,
SOTC Travel

Nishant Kolgaonkar is a graduate in Construction Engineering with a post-graduation in Human Resources from University of Mumbai. He is also an Alumni of IIM Ahmedabad.

Nishant has over 19 years of rich domestic and international experience in IT, Shipping, Logistics & Construction industries. In his last assignment he was associated with Allcargo Logistics Ltd. as Vice President - HR and headed their HR department for all India business division including subsidiaries and JVs.

He has been associated with companies like Siemens Information System, CA Technologies & P&O Nedloyd IT Services in various capacities. In all these companies, his role encompassed developing and implementing strategic and change management initiatives in organisational design and structure, policies, processes, Talent Management, Talent acquisition, Performance Management, Leadership development, L&D, M&A integration, Employee Engagement and HR Operations areas.

Nishant leads the HR function for SOTC Travel and is responsible for various strategic HR initiatives and programs in alignment with the India business objectives.