VMR. VISHAL SURI

Managing Director

Mr. Vishal Suri is the Managing Director at SOTC Travel Limited. A strategic leader with over 3 decades of working experience and 15 illustrious years of expertise in the travel industry, Mr. Suri spearheads the business with his innovative and proactive strategic planning and strong management skills.

A well-structured, dynamic and result-oriented leader, Mr. Suri ardently believes in inspiring his colleagues to think par excellence, and developing a culture of success, collaboration and excellence in the Organization.

Prior to his elevation to the current role, Mr. Suri was the Chief Executive Officer-Tour Operating at SOTC Travel (formerly Kuoni India). He joined Kuoni-Tour Operating in August 2012 post his 7-years long stint with Thomas Cook India, where he was the Chief Operating Officer- Leisure Travel (Outbound & Domestic). In the course of his career, Mr. Suri has successfully led roles while rolling out new products and business models in consumer businesses. Known for his exceptional people skills, Mr. Suri holds a sound reputation of managing and developing dynamic teams.

Mr. Suri is extremely passionate about the tourism industry and believes in delivering extraordinary experiences to every customer. He holds a graduate degree of Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and attended Executive Management Programs at leading business schools like IIM Bangalore, Henley Business School UK & London Business School UK to constantly keep widening his horizons as a trailblazer.

Mr. Vishal Suri was appointed as the Managing Director on the Board of SOTC Travel Limited w.e.f June 1, 2017.

 

MR. FARROUKH KOLAH

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Farroukh Kolah is Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (CFO), for SOTC Travel Limited.

Mr. Kolah 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.

Mr. Kolah comes with over 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 is responsible for Financial Planning & Reporting, Taxation & Regulatory Compliances, Risk Governance & Capital Management. Mr. Farroukh Kolah plays a key role as the member of Management Council & bring in his experience on forecasting & driving cost benefit measures for new business initiatives in SOTC.

 

MR. INDIVER RASTOGI

PRESIDENT & GROUP HEAD, GLOBAL BUSINESS TRAVEL

Indiver Rastogi is a prominent figure in the travel and tourism industry, renowned for his exceptional expertise as a turnaround specialist, earning accolades for revitalising and restructuring businesses.

He has deftly identified new opportunities and fostered extraordinary business growth, resulting in clear shareholder gains over the last 8 years for P&Ls. Presently, serving as President & Group Head - Global Business Travel at Thomas Cook India Limited (A Fairfax Company), Rastogi holds a position of paramount importance, leading and overseeing the Global Corporate Travel Business, encompassing renowned entities like SOTC and TC Travel within the Thomas Cook India Group. He is also part of the management committee for both organisations.

Rastogi began as Head of Sales at the age of 29 - as the youngest COO in the industry in 2014 at Thomas Cook. Throughout his illustrious career, he has honed his expertise across sales, operations, business development, airline relationships, and customer relationship management.

His strategic acumen is evident in his outstanding performance in global P&L responsibility and ownership of market revenues, leading to impressive top-line growth, as well as his role in spearheading country operations for India and key geographies, showcasing his ability to explore new markets and forge global alliances for Thomas Cook India and SOTC. Moreover, his expertise in mergers and acquisitions, successfully transitioning businesses like Dnata India and TC Travel to Thomas Cook Group, has further cemented his reputation as a strategic and visionary leader.

Rastogi has also served as the Non-Executive Director and board member for 2 years representing Asia and Africa for global UK-based ITP Travel - one of the world’s leading network alliances of independent travel management companies.

 

MR. S. D. NANDAKUMAR


PRESIDENT & COUNTRY HEAD, CORPORATE TOURS

Mr. S.D Nandakumar is a travel industry veteran with more than 2 decades of experience handling various segments like MICE, Retail, Corporate and Ecommerce.

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

Mr. Nandakumar is currently President & Country Head - B2B which caters to the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events vertical. He is responsible for driving efficiencies within the MICE team and providing strategic guidance. With deep experience in business development and vast knowledge of MICE he has been instrumental in providing high quality service delivery to corporate customers. He leads a team with leadership position in this segment. He headed the ecommerce vertical at SOTC and successfully shaped an omnichannel distribution strategy for SOTC.

 

Daniel D’souza


President & Country Head, Leisure

Daniel Dsouza is a MBA from Pondicherry University with a EGMP from IIM Bangalore. Daniel has over 20 years of experience in the Travel and Tourism Industry and has grown within the organization from frontline Sales to Heading the Business.

His forte lies in strategizing towards Business Growth and Building Scale thereby increasing market share and revenue. He has been responsible for building a strong Sales organization and capitalizing & broadening the franchisee network & streamlining processes at SOTC, thus enabling the organization to grow faster than the Market.

With a clear focus and vision of SOTC being a Customer Centric Organization, Daniel has made significant contributions in driving the CX Journey by introducing ‘ Holidays Co-created by Customers, ‘Holiday Essentials – a Product line for Travel Merchandise and other innovative offerings within the Holiday Category.

Daniel is responsibility to drive the Holiday Business, across all channels – Retail & Franchisees, NRI Markets and E-Business, Product & Operations and Customer Service Delivery.

 

MS. DEEPTI SHETH


Senior Vice President & Head, Human Resources

Ms. Deepti Sheth is currently the Senior Vice President & Head - Human Resources at SOTC Travel Limited. Ms. Sheth leads the HR function for SOTC Travel Limited and is responsible for various strategic HR initiatives and programs in alignment with the business objectives at SOTC and leads the Corporate HR and Learning & Development functions for the Thomas Cook Group.

Prior to Thomas Cook Group, Deepti was associated with companies like Edelweiss Financial Services (Senior Manager HR – Wholesale Capital Markets & Wholesale Asset Management) and ASK Investment Holdings Pvt Ltd (Manager HR – Investment Banking & Property Investment Advisors).

Before her stint in financial services, she was with Avenues India Pvt Ltd. as Manager – HR, where she managed the end-to-end HR function. Her areas of interest lie in Talent Development, Engagement, Culture Building and Diversity & Inclusion. She has varied experience of over 19 years in the HR domain.

An avid reader, Ms. Deepti Sheth loves to paint, travel and experience new cultures.