Dhruv Shringi, Co-Founder & CEO


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


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


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.

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


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)


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.