Dhruv Shringi, Co-Founder & CEO

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Dhruv Shringi is the Co-Founder & CEO of Yatra Online, Inc (Yatra.com). Dhruv leads the company's business initiatives across continents and led the company to its successful listing on the Nasdaq making it only the 2nd Indian e-commerce company to be listed on this global stock exchange.

Since its successful launch in January 2006, Dhruv, has lead Yatra.com to grow from a 3 member organisation to a 2,400 people strong organisation making Yatra.com the leading travel brand in the country. In 2011, Dhruv was listed by Fortune magazine amongst the top 40 CEO's in India and he also served as the Vice Chairman of the Internet and Mobile Association of India from April' 2011 to June' 2013 and currently serves as the Chairman of FICCI's online travel and technology committee.

His most recent role prior to Yatra.com was as Director Group Operations and Technology of the Ebookers Group in London. Prior to his stint at Ebookers, Dhruv worked with Ford Motor Company in their Business Strategy team based in London and before that spent over 6 years with Arthur Andersen in their offices in Delhi and London. Dhruv holds an MBA from INSEAD and is also a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Manish Amin, Co-Founder & CIO

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Manish Amin returned to India after having been based in London for close to three decades. He is a veteran of the travel industry with over 30 years of experience in the Travel and IT sectors, 15 of which were with Ebookers where he was responsible for managing 24x7 availability of the EBooker website and multi-location call centers.

Being an avid traveler himself, he co-founded Yatra along with his colleague Dhruv Shringi with an aim to make travel easy & hassle free for the Indian populace. At Yatra, he is responsible for new product development, building mobile technology and managing data centers. He has a voracious appetite for innovation and is constantly on the look out for new avenues and technologies to help Yatra deliver a strong value proposition to its customers.

He brings with him vast knowledge and experience with proven success in Business Strategy, Sales/Call Centre Delivery, Operations Logistics, Travel Applications, Infrastructure, Software Development and Support Process. He is commercially astute with a passion for driving organizational change to deliver core business objectives.

In his spare time, he loves to travel and explore new gadgets.

Rajesh Bhanot, Chief Customer Experience Officer

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Rajesh is responsible for all Flights and Hotels related processes, Customer Experience, Quality, Training and the Process Development function. He brings with him 19 years of work experience in the Telecom & DTH industry. In his earlier assignments he has worked with Bharti Airtel, Tata Sky & DEN Networks in senior roles in Customer Experience. His core domain expertise is managing customer life cycle including Acquisition, CRM Technology, Call Centers, Non-Voice, Up selling & Service marketing.

In his last role, with DEN Networks, he was responsible for building the Customer service vertical, spearheading a project on outsourcing of Key Customer Interfacing processes. He was instrumental in Implementing CRM Dynamics & ORM tool for customer account & on-line experience management.

He likes to spend his leisure time by watching movies and playing cricket.

Alok Vaish, Group CFO

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Alok is a member of the Senior Management Committee of Yatra, heads the Finance function and is responsible for setting overall strategic direction, long term planning and growth strategy, fund raising, mergers & acquisitions, financial planning, budgeting, treasury, investor relations, legal and corporate secretarial functions and administration of the Company.

Alok has twenty-three years of finance and operational experience spanning myriad roles in his career. Prior to this, Alok was CFO of HSIL Limited, which is a publicly listed bathroom products and glass bottle manufacturing company in India. Before returning to India, Alok spent nine years in New York where he was in Investment Banking with Deutsche Bank, New York, and was responsible for M&A transactions in excess of US $60 billion.

Alok has an MBA from The Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia (USA). He is also a national merit rank holder Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary and did his B.Com (Hons.) from Hans Raj College, Delhi University.

Sharat Dhall, COO (B2C)

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Sharat is responsible for all of Yatra's B2C business across flights, hotels, rail and bus, as well as their marketing initiatives, alliances and advertising sales. He drives day to day business operations, marketing strategy and data analytics for improved overall business metrics.

Sharat has over 20 years of work experience in a career spanning the Internet and FMCG businesses. Prior to joining Yatra.com as President in May 2011, Sharat was the Managing Director of TripAdvisor India and was instrumental in starting and growing the operations of the website in India. He also launched the Expedia brand in India as the Managing Director for India.

Earlier in his career, Sharat spent close to a decade with Hindustan Unilever in sales & marketing, where he had set up the very interesting and globally acclaimed rural initiative, Project Shakti, before making a foray into the internet space to head the eCommerce business at Indiatimes.

He holds a Master of Management Studies degree from B.I.T.S. Pilani, and an MBA from X.L.R.I. Jamshedpur. He is also an avid sports enthusiast, enjoys running marathons and playing golf.

Gautam Kaul, COO (Yatra Exotic Routes – Inbound Division)

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Gautam joined Yatra in late 2008 to set up the Inbound business and is currently responsible for managing all holidays businesses in India , Nepal, Sri Lanka & Bhutan. Prior to joining Yatra, Gautam was the Senior Vice President responsible for running a significant part of Kuoni India's Inbound Destination Management business.

Gautam is a veteran of the travel industry, having spent over 26 years in the industry in cross functional roles. In his career, Gautam has managed various aspects of the business including Sales, Operations, Quality Control and Vendor Management. Gautam has a very strong understanding of the holiday market and has excellent relationships with hotels and other vendors critical for this business.

Gautam is a graduate from University of Kashmir, Jammu & Kashmir where he also studied a course in Tourism.

Akash Poddar, COO (B2B)

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Akash joined Yatra in 2010 to set up its B2B travel agent side of the business. Prior to joining Yatra, Akash was the COO of Travel Boutique Online, a b2b online start up in December 2007, which scaled sales of 1200 crores annually in 2010 March with a healthy profit.

Akash brings with him over 2 decades of experience across industries including apparel manufacturing, apparel sourcing, textile fiber and yarn, financial services, head hunting and online travel.Apart from being a business head in many roles, he was responsible for sales, business development, strategy, turnaround projects, start up projects, vendor Management, Culture Change, and managing Acquisitions.

Akash is a MBA - Marketing, Finance & International business from Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, Arizona, USA.

Dhiresh Sharma, Chief Business Officer, Activities

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Dhiresh joined Yatra.com in 2015 to set up activities as a new line of business. He comes with over 22 years of experience including leadership roles in FMCG, Fashion, Retail and "Seeing the new places and experiencing the new experiences" industry!

In his last role, as the Founder, CEO and Chief Explorer at Travel-logs which was acqui-hired by Yatra.com, he has been responsible for setting up one of Mumbai's leading City Experiences brand His past assignments have included start-up and turnaround stints in HUL, Reliance Brands, FCUK and more.

He is passionate about trekking, travelling, long distance running and adventure sports.

Sunny Sodhi, COO, Corporate Travel & Head Industry Relations

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Sunny looks after the Corporate Travel Business and the Industry Relations for Yatra.com. In his role he is responsible for growing the corporate travel business by virtue of a strong technology platform backed by a full service team. He is also responsible for all the Airline & Insurance contracting for B2C, B2B and Holidays business.

Sunny has more than 20 years experience in the travel industry. His previous stints have been with Kuoni India, Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) and PL Worldways where he held positions in Sales, Client & Business Management and Industry Relations. He successfully launched the GE Travel Centre in India while being with CWT, a first outside the United States. He was responsible in growing the business by over 100% in 3 years while heading Sales and Business Management with Kuoni Business Travel.

Sunny is a Commerce graduate and Diploma holder in Hotel & Tourism Management. Sunny is an avid golfer and loves travelling.

Himanshu Verma, CTO

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Himanshu joined Yatra as CTO in April 2015 and leads the technology strategy, planning and execution for Yatra products across all channels. Himanshu has over 20 years of experience in technology industry across a wide spectrum of domains. Over the past decade, he has been focusing on building products for eCommerce and Internet industry working with companies like Flipkart and Yahoo!.

At Flipkart Himanshu led engineering for supply chain & logistics for three years and at Yahoo! he led engineering for Yahoo! Front Page, Toolbar, Mobile Web and HotJobs for six years. Prior to this, he also worked with Oracle, InterSolutions and Cadence Design Systems in various technology roles.

Himanshu holds a B.Tech. degree in Computer Science and also attended executive general management program at IIM-Bangalore. In his spare time, Himanshu loves to read and travel.