Vishal Suri

Managing Director,
SOTC Travel

An engineering graduate with B.E. in Electrical, Vishal Suri has over 25 years of experience across consumer centric industries like Office Automation, Internet, Telecom in start-up as well as mature and established firms and has spent last 10 years in Travel Industry.

Prior to his elevation as Managing Director, SOTC Travel (formerly Kuoni India), he was the Chief Executive Officer-Tour Operating at SOTC Travel (formerly Kuoni India). Vishal Suri joined Kuoni-Tour Operating in August 2012 from Thomas Cook India where he was the Chief Operating Officer Leisure Travel .Vishal joined Thomas Cook in 2005 and progressed to become the Chief Operating Officer - Leisure Travel (Outbound & Domestic) in 2007.

He has played leadership roles while rolling out new products and business models in consumer businesses. He has exceptional skills in maintaining inter-personal relationship and has a sound reputation of managing and developing dynamic teams.


Manoj Chacko

Chief Executive Officer,
SOTC Business Travel

Manoj has done his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and his Masters in Management Studies. He has over 22 years of work experience out of which 15 years have been in Travel and Aviation. He has managed strategic relationships across Airlines, Corporate houses, IATA, Trade Bodies and others.

He has been instrumental in setting up two world class "Centres of Excellence" in India. These centres are ISO 9001:2008 certified and run 24x7, providing high quality service delivery to corporate customers.


Dipak Deva

Chief Executive Officer,
Kuoni Destination Management,
India & South Asia

Dipak Deva assumed the role of CEO Destination Management, India & South Asia, Kuoni Destination Management in 2007. Kuoni Travel India Pvt. Ltd, is the country's largest travel and tourism company and a 100% subsidiary of Kuoni Travel Holding, Switzerland. Kuoni Destination Management India is spearheaded by two specialist brands, Sita and Distant Frontiers.

Dipak is proud to be associated with Kuoni, a Company that realises the importance of experiential travel based on principles of Responsible Tourism, Social Consciousness, Environmental Concerns and Unique Cultural Experiences that bring diverse communities together and increase understanding, making these elements the core of its travel experience.

The Company has been awarded the Ministry of Tourism Award for excellence in service and highest foreign exchange earnings, 23 times till now and the National tourism Award 2010-2011 for Responsible Tourism Project/Initiative for Empowerment of Women.

Dipak initially started his career in Jaipur in 1989, as the Branch Manager of Travel Corporation of India (TCI), Dipak served his last at TCI as the General Manager, Inbound at Mumbai. He specialised in taking people's most prized possession, their leisure time and making their dreams come true. He went on to join hands as one of the partners of Distant Frontiers until Kuoni India acquired the company in 2006.

With a specialisation in commerce, Mr. Deva is continuously committed by business demands yet with a balance of economic development while improving the quality of life of the workforce and their families as well as of the community and society at large.

He is actively involved in various tourism related bodies. At present he is the Chairperson World Travel & Tourism Council India Initiative, Co-Chairman Tourism Committee of FICCI and a member of the CII National Committee on Tourism.


Brijesh Modi

Head-Finance & Commercial,
SOTC Travel

Brijesh Modi joined SOTC Travel (formerly Kuoni India), in 2012 as Head of Finance & Commercial. In this role, he leads the Finance, Commercial and administration functions for SOTC Travel. He has been responsible for strategic business and commercial planning. Brijesh has also been instrumental in establishing and monitoring corporate financial policies, procedures and controls.

In his career spanning across over 16 years, Brijesh has worked across industries like automobile, travel and tourism and financial services.

In his last assignment, Brijesh was with Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. as Finance Controller. He also has been associated with Tata Motors Ltd, India's largest automobile manufacturer, for business planning.

He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and undergone a General Management Programme conducted by IIM Calcutta. He has exceptional skill in executing complex tasks involving people from across functions.



Head - Human Resources,
SOTC Travel

Nishant Kolgaonkar is a graduate in Construction Engineering with a post-graduation in Human Resources from University of Mumbai. He is also an Alumni of IIM Ahmedabad.

Nishant has over 19 years of rich domestic and international experience in IT, Shipping, Logistics & Construction industries. In his last assignment he was associated with Allcargo Logistics Ltd. as Vice President - HR and headed their HR department for all India business division including subsidiaries and JVs.

He has been associated with companies like Siemens Information System, CA Technologies & P&O Nedloyd IT Services in various capacities. In all these companies, his role encompassed developing and implementing strategic and change management initiatives in organisational design and structure, policies, processes, Talent Management, Talent acquisition, Performance Management, Leadership development, L&D, M&A integration, Employee Engagement and HR Operations areas.

Nishant leads the HR function for SOTC Travel and is responsible for various strategic HR initiatives and programs in alignment with the India business objectives.