Musafir.com appoints Vijay Kesavan as CEO for India ops

In this new role, Kesavan will be responsible for driving Musafir.com's business strategy, which is aimed at capturing the brand's position among the top 5 OTAs in India

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Feb 8, 2014 11:06 AM
Musafir.com appoints Vijay Kesavan as CEO for India ops

Musafir.com, latest player in the fast-growing Indian OTA market, has appointed Vijay Kesavan as the new CEO for its India operations. In this new role, Kesavan will be responsible for driving Musafir.com’s business strategy, which is aimed at capturing the brand’s position among the top 5 Online Travel Agency (OTA) in India.

Prior to this, Kesavan was with Thomas Cook, where he was Senior Vice-President and Head of Online Sales and Distribution. He comes with extensive experience in the travel industry having worked across the sector with akbartravelsonline.com and Indigo Airlines. He had started his career with the Interglobe Technology Quotient.

Commenting on Kesavan’s appointment, Sachin Gadoya, Managing Director, Musafir.com said, “We are delighted to welcome Vijay to Musafir.com, he has a wealth of experience in the travel and tourism sector, which will greatly benefit the organisation. Being a young and innovative brand, we aspire to be among the top 5 OTAs in India by 2018. To achieve this ambitious goal, we continue to add talent and expertise to the organisation. Vijay’s appointment is an example of the high calibre team we continue to build. We are positive that his rich pool of knowledge would contribute towards strengthening our base and accelerating growth in India.”

On his new role, Kesavan said, “With the ever increasing demand in the travel and tourism industry, India offers tremendous business opportunities for a new brand like Musafir.com. Having proved its credibility in the UAE, Musafir has already made an impact in the Indian segment. I look forward to the new challenges and great experiences that the brand has to offer.”

Founded in the UAE by Sachin Gadoya, Albert Dias and Mohammed Al Thani in August 2007, Musafir.com is an online travel agency with over eight years of experience in the travel industry.

 

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