Team & Culture

The core strength of our team is each individual member. Our ability to approach problems from varied perspectives ensures that the options we bring to the table are not the obvious ones, but the best ones.

  • Mr. Sham Nijhawan Mr. Sham Nijhawan Chairman
    Mr. Sham Nijhawan
    Mr. Sham Nijhawan Chairman, Nijhawan Group

    Mr. Sham Nijhawan is one of the leading Indian industrialists and Chairman of Nijhawan Group of Companies. He became actively involved in the family business after completing his Chartered Accountancy and today he is the visionary and the mentor of the group. Through his pioneering ideas and positive outlook, he continues to serve as a guiding force for the conglomerate. He has created a legacy that would serve as an inspiration for generations yet to come.

    He enjoys watching cricket. Also, in his free time he loves spending time with his family and going out for long walks.

  • Mr. Ankush Nijhawan Mr. Ankush Nijhawan Director, Nijhawan Group
    Mr. Ankush Nijhawan
    Mr. Ankush Nijhawan Director, Nijhawan Group

    Ankush is a BBA graduate from Boston and he majored in Marketing and Psychology. Today Ankush is thriving with his strategic vision and direction to the Nijhawan Group to be a leader in the travel industry. His focus is on strengthening the overall brand proposition and positioning the group with its core business value by exploring new growth avenues for developing a market leadership. He was chosen by CNBC as a Young Turk for revolutionizing the travel trade through his B2A travel portal. Recently he was bestowed with AsiaOne 40 Most Influential Asians Under 40 Award. Ankush today by far is one of the most successful youngsters in the travel trade.

  • Ms. Priyanka Nijhawan Ms. Priyanka Nijhawan Managing Director, Nijhawan-Representations
    Ms. Priyanka Nijhawan
    Ms. Priyanka Nijhawan Managing Director, Nijhawan-Representations

    Seasoned professional with 10+ years’ experience and leading the representation vertical of Nijhawan Group since last 7 years- strong relationships to leverage key Channels, Priyanka’s core competence is to understand, lead and direct teams to ensure efficiency in accomplishment of all business goals.

    A graduate in Maths (Hons) from one of India’s most premier institutes, the Lady Sri Ram College; Priyanka went on to top the prestigious Delhi University and earned a place for herself as a scholar at Kings College London where she did her Master’s in Computer Science and was awarded the “Best Student of the Year”. Ms. Priyanka Nijhawan is also the Chairperson of CII-Indian Women Network.

  • Naveen Thomas Naveen Thomas Manager- Representation
    Naveen Thomas
    Naveen Thomas Manager- Representation

    A highly motivated and customer focused business professional, experienced goal oriented in the field of Sales and Digital Marketing (10+ years of Experience). Expertise in establishing client base through direct Sales. Have ability to multi-task in a deadline driven Hospitality & Travel environment. Sound position in corporate world and Hospitality Circle, work enthusiastically in a team to achieve goal of the organization .Passionate about working with people and helping organisations to succeed in digital era.

  • Mridangi Khanna Mridangi Khanna BD & PR Head
    Mridangi Khanna
    Mridangi Khanna BD & PR Head

    A graduate from The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Mridangi has majored in Marketing & Business Analysis. Being a travel enthusiast with 5 years plus experience in travel and hospitality domain, Mridangi has worked for various tourism boards such as Dubai Tourism, Emaar Hospitality Group, Kempinski Hotels, Aitken Spence Hotels, Dubai Parks & Resorts, etc. Her core competency lies in Public Relations, aligning media staregies, media buying and execution. Her extensive media and influencer contacts, keep her well connected amongst the Indian media scene.

  • Ankit Kumar Ankit Kumar Account Head - Representations
    Ankit Kumar
    Ankit Kumar Account Head - Representationss

    Professional with over 8 years of experience working in travel industry. I have worked with some of the destination management companies like Eurokonnect (Europe),Holidaykraft (Hong Kong) & DreamDMC Siam (Thailand ) for sales & marketing to increase tourism for these destinations, resulting 40% more business at certain locations.Hobbies includes playing cricket and music.

  • Cidella Maria Stanley Cidella Maria Stanley Manager- Representation
    Cidella Maria Stanley
    Cidella Maria Stanley Manager- Representation

    Cidella is an experienced Sales Development Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the airlines/aviation industry. She is skilled in service delivery, negotiation, customer service, business development, and Travel Technology. She is well-networked with the travel industry in Bangalore region. Cidella enjoys spending time with her family, shopping, cooking, and travelling.

  • Mathew Mathew Sr. Sales Manager- Representations
    Mathew
    Mathew Sr. Sales Manager- Representations

    Mathew has 12 plus years of experience in Handling B2B market of South India. His latest stint was with Cordelia Cruises. Previously he had been working with Qantas Airways for nearly 4 years. More than 5 years with ezeego1 which was into travel consolidation. Mathew is well known seasoned sales person in the B2B market with wide variety of experience in handling Airlines, Cruises, Hotels and Travel packages.

  • Yogesh Kothavade Yogesh Kothavade Sr. Sales Manager – Representations
    Yogesh Kothavade
    Yogesh Kothavade Sr. Sales Manager – Representations

    Yogesh Kothavade is a BMS graduate in sales and marketing from Mumbai University having more than 13 years of experience in sales and marketing in travel trade. My focus is on building team and positioning the group with its core business value by dealing with the compliances by client and generating the business for Nijhawan group. I am holding a good experience with renowned brand such as Riya tours and travels , celebrity cruises, Jalesh and so on....

  • Ramena Singh Ramena Singh Account Head - Representations
    Ramena Singh
    Ramena Singh Account Head - Representations

    Ramena is a post graduate and has done her Masters in Tourism Administration from Pondicherry University. She has an overall experience of 20 years and has worked with National Tour Operators like Thomas Cook and SOTC. During her stint she has headed Indulgence and FIT Business for West India and has extensive experience in the B2C and B2B segment. In addition, she has also done brand marketing for USA destinations. she likes to keep herself abreast of tourism and changing preferences of travelers and how that is shaping new spaces for the industry. She is very passionate about Hindustani classical music and has been learning it since the last 7 years.

  • Sejal Desai Sejal Desai Account Head – Representations
    Sejal Desai
    Sejal Desai Account Head – Representations

    Sejal Desai is a Graduate in Tour and Travel Management. In addition, Sejal holds IATA consultant level and Event Management certification. She has 12 years experience in the Travel Industry with an extensive exposure to Sales &Operations. Her core competency is Business Development in both B2C and B2B Market. During her tenure ,she has worked with brands like Thomas Cook, Vacation Exotica and Royal Arabian Tours. She is an avid reader, passionate about Travel and inclined to spirituality.

  • Anil Nair Anil Nair Regional Head - Representations
    Anil Nair
    Anil Nair Regional Head - Representations

    An MBA graduate in HR from IGNOU,New Delhi and an IATA –UFTAA advanced certificate holder consultancy in 1995, Anil commenced his career in 1993 in Sales & Marketing for KLM at GSA Spencer’s in Kochi, Kerala. He has an extensive background in complex and challenging environments in the Airlines he worked for. Anil lead a team of 14 members from 2004-2010 as GSA Manager Air India in Jakarta. This for him was the most exciting part in his career. Once back in India he joined Riya as Corporate Head in Bangalore. Anil joined the Nijhawan group in 2017 in Bangalore.

  • Parul Aggarwal Parul Aggarwal Sales Manager - Representations
    Parul Aggarwal
    Parul Aggarwal Sales Manager - Representations

    Professional with over 14 years and has worked with companies like Flight shop(FCM) and TUI & have extensive experience in the B2C and B2B segment. She has IATA certificate and have good knowledge of Amadeus. She has joined the umbrella of Nijhawan group for Millennium hotels & SALA resort & Spa.
    She enjoys shopping and travelling to explore new destinations.

  • Andrea Pinto Andrea Pinto Sales Manager - Representations
    Andrea Pinto
    Andrea Pinto Sales Manager - Representations

    Andrea has been part of the tourism industry from the past 14 years. She has done a Diploma in Tourism from the Kuoni Academy. Her passion for building and maintain relations in the travel industry is a huge assest for us. In her free time she loves to curl up in her favorite corner with her trusty Kindle.

  • Rupali Bagwa Rupali Bagwa Sales Manager - Representations
    Rupali Bagwa
    Rupali Bagwa Sales Manager - Representations

    Rupali is a post graduate in travel and tourism from Mumbai university. She has overall experience of 12 years with 10 years of travel specific in multiple departments of B2B, B2C and MICE. While her tenure with various reputed organizations she has learnt and mastered the skill of networking and business development, which has also resulted in her ability to deliver organizational goals timely.

    Rupali is extremely passionate, detail oriented, analytical and highly motivated.

  • Rakesh Bisht Rakesh Bisht Sales Manager - Representations
    Rakesh Bisht
    Rakesh Bisht Sales Manager - Representations

    With more than a decade experience in B2B sales, account management and airline relations, in his past assignments with Riya Travel & Tours, Sri Lankan Airlines and Esna Holidays. His experience in Sales Understanding will add value to our company.

    We are looking to leverage his knowledge and experience into Growth driven business and are excited to see his experience, new thoughts, and ideas.

  • Nitin Sharma Nitin Sharma Account Head - Representations
    Nitin Sharma
    Nitin Sharma Account Head - Representations

    Nitin has 14 years plus extensive experience in the travel industry and has been a proud team Member in Thomas Cook, Royal Caribbean Cruises and Travelbullz.In his impressive career, he has led various initiatives in implementing strategies towards enhancing business volumes and growth.

  • Brinda Manchanda Brinda Manchanda Sales Manager - Representations
    Brinda Manchanda
    Brinda Manchanda Sales Manager - Representations

    Brinda Manchanda has 7 years of extensive experience in the travel industry and have been a proud team Member in BigBreaks(Part of Trans India Holidays) ,Tybros and Travel Team management. Her expertise lies in MICE , where she has been dealing with corporates like Coca Cola, Haier, Somany etc. She has joined the umbrella of Nijhawan group as Sales Manager for Kempinski.

  • Sunitha M. K. Sunitha M. K. Sales Manager - Representations
    Sunitha M. K.
    Sunitha M. K. Sales Manager - Representations

    Sunitha has been in the travel trade for about 15 years. She has an experience of over 5 years in the Airline Industry, 7 years in OTAs, and now as a DMC for Srilanka and Maldives.

  • Prableen Pasricha Prableen Pasricha Assistant Manager – Representations
    Prableen Pasricha
    Prableen Pasricha Assistant Manager – Representations

    She comes from a background in the B2B travel trade, Prableen has honed her skills in sales, Marketing, and HR, enabling her to develop successful strategies that drive business growth. Having worked in multiple managerial positions at British Airways, Travtalk, and Indonesia Tourism Board, Prableen has an experience in the B2B travel trade.

    A Graduate in BA Travel and Tourism

    MA in Marketing and HR she also has a holds Diploma Degree in Digital Marketing. Prableen’s passion for the Travel Industry, combined with her business acumen, makes her a valuable asset to any organization she works with.

  • Manali Sandhav Manali Sandhav Asst. Manager Sales- Representations
    Manali Sandhav
    Manali Sandhav Asst. Manager Sales- Representations

    Manali has been a part of this industry for more than 5 years now, with working for various tourism boards DMC's, luxury hotels, and resorts. Her experience has helped her network with thousands of industry colleagues and has a good network within the trade.

  • Maninder Kaur Puri Maninder Kaur Puri Sales Manager - Representations
    Maninder Kaur Puri
    Maninder Kaur Puri Sales Manager - Representations

    A Post Graduate and dedicated, successful and enthusiastic sales professional over 20years of experience in travel technology and hospitality industry. She has been the highest achiever in the sales and being awarded for same. Her in-depth knowledge of what her customer’s needs and to match the products available allows her to exceed customer expectations and provide excellent service. She is passionate about developing and maintaining strong relationships with each of her Customers. She has undergo intensive Miller Heiman: Sales Training designed to manage complex business – to – business deals. When Maninder is not working, she enjoys traveling and loves to spent with her family and her dog – Pepper.

  • Anurag Dobhal Anurag Dobhal Sr. Manager - Representations
    Anurag Dobhal
    Anurag Dobhal Sr. Manager - Representations

    MBA postgraduate from IITTM, specializes in Travel and Leisure. With over 12 years of experience in the outbound tourism industry, he has worked with renowned travel companies such as Riya Holidays, Tata AIG Travel Insurance, Royal Arabian, Costa Cruises and Carnival Cruises. He excels in strategically coordinating various functional areas, initiating and spearheading new endeavors. His efforts consistently contribute to the attainment of organizational goals.

  • Utsav Arora Utsav Arora Sales Manager - Representations
    Utsav Arora
    Utsav Arora Sales Manager - Representations

    A sales enthusiast, is a BBA graduate from IP University. Being into sales and marketing for almost a decade, demonstrated unparalleled dedication, exceptional interpersonal skills, and an innate ability to close deals with finesse. Believes in understanding the unique challenges and aspirations of each client, tailoring solutions that not only meet their immediate needs but also contribute to their long-term success.

  • Siddhesh Subhedar Siddhesh Subhedar Sales Manager - Representations
    Siddhesh Subhedar
    Siddhesh Subhedar Sales Manager - Representations

    B.com graduate and IATA Travel Tourism management certified. Performance-oriented Sales Leader offers an exceptional record of achievement over 14 years career. Sales enthusiast, with strategic and analytical approach to solving problems, bringing in customers and accomplishing profit targets. Talented at identifying and capitalizing on emerging market trends, competitive market analysis and revenue opportunities.

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