Vishal Suri

Managing Director

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.

 

Farroukh Kolah

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Farroukh Kolah has been appointed as Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (CFO), for SOTC Travel Limited.

Farroukh is a Chartered Accountant (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, a Company Secretary (CS) from the Institute of Company Secretaries and a Cost & Management Accountant (CMA) from Institute of Cost Accountants.

Farroukh comes with 25 years of diverse experience in the field of Financial Management where he has worked with Industry leading organizations like Hindalco, Godrej, IL&FS, Telstra/ PCCW JV & GE Capital. His last assignment was with Electronic Payment & Services (EPS) as its CFO.

At SOTC Travel, he will be responsible for Financial Planning & Reporting, Taxation & Regulatory Compliances, Risk Governance & Capital Management. Farroukh will play a key role as a member of Management Council & bring in his experience on forecasting & driving cost benefit measures for new business initiatives in SOTC.

 

Indiver Rastogi

President & Country Head, Business Travel

Indiver Rastogi, the young and dynamic President & Head, Global Corporate Travel at Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., also heads the Corporate Travel businesses of SOTC Business Travel and TC Travel. Post a Masters in Logistics & Supply Chain Management from International Management Institute in Europe, Indiver started his career in Eagle Global Logistics. He discovered his passion for travel management during his stint at Air France and later went on to serve Travel Management Companies like American Express. He has also served as the Non-Executive Director of UK based ITP Travel (International Travel Partnership), one of the world’s leading network alliances of independent travel management companies. At Thomas Cook India, Indiver has managed various roles spanning diverse functions, including Sales, Customer Relationships and Service Delivery.

Indiver was elevated to Chief Operating Officer- Corporate Travel at the age of 34. Today, Indiver is responsible for the two fold task of consolidating the Company’s India Corporate Travel operations, while also expanding its footprint globally. His focus on innovation saw creation of Business Travel 2.0, a strategic culture intent on serving the new age traveller. Indiver is well respected in the industry, equally for his dynamism as also his subject matter expertise. Professionally, Indiver has a keen interest in aviation, travel distribution & corporate travel management.

 

S.D Nandakumar


President & Country Head – B2B

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 President & Country 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

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.