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Management

 
A young company that has quickly become the leading travel service provider in India and the most trusted name in the industry, MakeMyTrip's spectacular success is in no small part due to the unblinking vision of its senior management team and the dedication of its employees. MakeMyTrip employs over 700 "Trippers" from the travel, tourism, hospitality and technology industries.

Deep Kalra

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Deep Kalra

Deep is the Founder and CEO of India’s leading online travel company, MakeMyTrip.com. Launched in India in 2005, MakeMyTrip offered the convenience of online transactions coupled with great value prices, thus revolutionizing the way Indians research and purchase travel services. Under his stewardship, MakeMyTrip is today the largest e-commerce business in the country and the largest travel company in India and listed its shares on NASDAQ in August 2010.

Deep is a member of the NASSCOM Executive Council and chairs its Internet Working Group. He also serves as a Board Member of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) Delhi and is an active Angel Investor in the internet space. Deep is a founding member of "I am Gurgaon" - an NGO focused on improving the quality of life in Gurgaon. Deep has been recognized by Ernst & Young as Entrepreneur of the Year - Business Transformation (2011) and was also felicitated as a ‘Distinguished Alumni’ of IIM-Ahmedabad in December 2011.

Prior to his entrepreneurial venture with MakeMyTrip, Deep has had corporate stints with GE Capital, AMF Bowling Inc. and ABN AMRO Bank. Deep holds an MBA (PGDM) degree from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. His interests include swimming, yoga, quizzing, adventure sports and, of course, travelling.

Keyur Joshi

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

Keyur Joshi

Keyur Joshi is the Chief Commercial Officer of the company and is an integral part of the MakeMyTrip strategic think-tank. Along with being responsible for sales and business development, his portfolio includes establishing MakeMyTrip's presence in international markets including the US, Australia and Southeast Asia. With a strong online, offline, and alliances team, Keyur also provides direct oversight to all Marketing activities of the company. Also closely associated with the technological evolution of MakeMyTrip, Keyur has worked on MakeMyTrip's new-age engine for hotels’ distribution in India.

Keyur was also instrumental in jumpstarting the online travel market in India in 2005. Before founding MakeMyTrip, Keyur worked with Around the World Travel (now called JustFares.com), transitioning it into an online B2C travel company. He has also worked with Tata Motors, where he was involved in Market Research and Product Management.

Keyur holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Gujarat University and an MBA degree from the City University of New York, New York. He is also a certified pilot and doesn't miss any chance to take to the skies.

Rajesh Magow

Co-Founder & Chief Financial Officer

Rajesh Magow

Rajesh Magow is the Chief Financial and Operating Officer of the company. He is the chief financial spokesperson for MakeMyTrip and is responsible for the overall financial health, acquisitions, investor relations, securing of new funding and regulatory compliance. In his Chief Operating Officer role, he provides strategic and operational leadership to outsourced call center operations, all business support functions including Technology, Finance, Legal, Human Resources and strategic product unit divisions along with opportunities for cross-leverage and critical company investments. Rajesh drives the performance of the strategic plan of the company, with a key aspect being to coach and develop MakeMyTrip’s senior management team and high-potentials.

Rajesh currently serves as an Independent Director at FlipKart.com, India’s equivalent of Amazon.com and a leading e-tailing company. He is a recipient of several awards including the Bloomberg Award for the Best CFO in India.

Rajesh has over 19 years of functional expertise in the IT, ITES and Internet industries. Prior to MakeMyTrip, Rajesh worked with ebookers/Cendant (now Travelport) as CFO and Head of Financial Operations as well as being the Acting CEO of India operations for about a year. He has also worked with Aptech Limited, Quantum and Voltas in senior management positions.

He is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi. His interests include playing cricket and badminton, watching business and sports on TV, and, his best stress-buster – spending time with his family.

Sanket Atal

Chief Technology Officer

Sanket Atal

Sanket Atal is the company’s Chief Technology Officer and is responsible for all aspects of Technology Development and Support. He is a seasoned technology leader with patents to his name and over 20 years of software development experience with Informix, Oracle and CA Technologies.

He most recently worked at CATechnologies in Hyderabad as SVP & GM for the India Technology Center. Prior to this, he was heading product development at Oracle India with teams in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Noida. Sanket also helped establish Oracle’s R&D center in Portland, Oregon.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Mathematics from Cornell University, New York, an MS in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and an MBA from the University of Oregon, Eugene. When not following the latest technology trends, Sanket enjoys cycling, spending time with his children and mixing cocktails.

Mohit Gupta

Chief Business Officer - Holidays

Mohit Gupta

As the Chief Business Officer - Holidays, Mohit Gupta oversees the Holidays line of business, a key business focus area for MakeMyTrip. This involves expanding the company’s foot-print through traditional channels such as retail and affiliate, as well as configuring new products through alliances and innovation to enhance access to popular destinations as open new destinations for Indian travellers.

Mohit joined MakeMyTrip in 2008 as the Chief Marketing Officer and drove marketing initiatives for all segments of MakeMyTrip’s hybrid business model. Under his stewardship, the company was recognized as a Super Brand in the Consumer Superbrands India 2009 list.

With over 12 years of experience, Mohit has previously handled sales, online and field marketing, brand marketing and channel leadership assignments across many levels and geographies. Prior to MakeMyTrip, he served as VP - Marketing at PepsiCo International for India Beverages where he was responsible for developing the 7UP brand franchise and the Lime Lemon category for Pepsico's South Asia Business Unit.

Mohit holds a B.Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sardar Patel University, Gujarat and an MBA (PGDM) degree from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta. He is an active member of the International Advertising Association. He is a keen photographer and practices yoga to relax.

Rajnish Kapur

Chief Innovation and Customer Experience Officer

Rajnish Kapur

Rajnish is the Chief Innovation and Customer Experience Officer at MakeMyTrip and is responsible for all aspects of Customer Experience and Support, Outsourced Operations, Automation and Quality Assurance.

With 21 years of professional experience, Rajnish has been at the forefront of the internet revolution and has vast experience in building solutions for the wired world.

Prior to MakeMyTrip, he was responsible for the planning and the implementation of the strategies for growth of the Travel & Distribution practice and Solution Delivery at Kale Consultants Limited. He was also the CEO-cum-CTO of Cognosys, a company focused on travel technology, which he founded in 2000. He also co-founded eTravelIndia.com.

Rajnish holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Computer Science) from Bangalore University, Bangalore and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Sri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University. Rajnish has, to his credit, a US patent (No. 6,775,683) as a co-inventor along with General Electric. He is a voracious reader and a science buff.

Mohit Kabra

Senior Vice President – Finance, Administration & Legal

Mohit Kabra

Mohit Kabra is the Senior Vice President – Finance, Administration, Legal & Compliance at MakeMyTrip. In addition, he also oversees the Meetings, incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) group, pan-India and develops our SME clients.

With over 17 years of experience in the field, Mohit has previously worked with Kohler India as Director Finance and at PepsiCo India as Financial Controller.Other career assignments include various F&A portfolios at Seagrams, Colgate Palmolive, Nagarjuna Fertilizers and ITC.

Mohit is a qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and a Cost Accountant from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India, Western Regional India Council (ICWAI). When not working, Mohit enjoys movies, music and travelling with family and friends.

Amit Saberwal

Chief Business Officer – International Markets

Amit Saberwal

Amit Saberwal is the Chief Business Officer for International Markets at MakeMyTrip. His responsibilities include managing all aspects of the company’s business development, customer experience and operations in overseas markets. Amit also leads the Hotels line of business across MakeMyTrip in all geographies.

In the past seven years of being in the company, his previous assignments at MakeMyTrip have included managing the complete distribution of MakeMyTrip products through B2C and B2B channels across India, development of new business lines such as Holidays in India, Meetings & Incentives, Trade Fairs and setting up the Holidays’ call center.

Amit has over 20 years of experience in the Hospitality and Tourism industry and haspreviously worked as Director Sales and Marketing with The Park Hotels in Bangalore and New Delhi.

Amit is a Hotel Management graduate with a Post Graduate Diploma in Sales & Marketing from National Institute for Sales, New Delhi. He has spent time at Cornell University honing his professional skills as an hotelier. Amit's interests include scuba diving, solving Sudoku and crossword puzzles and sampling exotic cuisines.

Amit Somani

Chief Products Officer

Amit Somani

Amit Somani is the Chief Products Officer for MakeMyTrip, heading the online product portfolio along with User Experience and Content. Amit comes with over 17 years of experience and has worked with Google and IBM where he was Head for Mobile Products for Google for Asia-Pacific and Director for the Enterprise Search and Discovery business at IBM based out of San Jose, California.

Amit has published several papers, holds seven patents and is the recipient of three IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement awards.

He holds a Bachelor’s in Technology degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Insititut of Technology-Banaras Hindu University (IT-BHU), India (Gold Medalist) and an M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Among his interests, Amit is a cricket enthusiast, enjoys reading and is a fusion chef.

Purva Misra

Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Purva Misra

Purva Misra is the Senior Vice President - Human Resources at MakeMyTrip where she is responsible for business results through people. Her key focus areas include Strategic Hiring, Talent Management, Leadership Development, and driving MakeMyTrip's relentless efforts on being both a great place to work and contributor to community development.

With over 15 years of both management consulting and operations experience, Purva was previously associated with Aon Hewitt as HR Director, Asia-Pacific and with Max Healthcare, as Director, Human Resources. Purva has managed HR across 10 countries in the Asia Pacific region, is a certified Executive Coach and has worked with diverse professional groups, including management consultants, global teams, technology specialists, doctors, and nurses. She also brings a background of mergers & acquisitions, change management, and international litigation.

An Economics graduate from St. Stephen's College, Delhi, Purva received her MBA degree with Honors and a Gold Medal from Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur. A yoga enthusiast, Purva enjoys spending time with her children and driving her SUV.