|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.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
The pioneer of online travel in India, Deep Kalra founded MakeMyTrip in April, 2000. Drawing on his experience from his years at GE Capital, AMF Bowling Inc. and ABN AMRO Bank, under his stewardship, MakeMyTrip has become the largest online travel company, as well as the largest e-commerce business in India.
Deep is a member of the Executive Council of NASSCOM and chairs the NASSCOM Internet Working Group. He is also a Charter Member of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) and serves on the Board of TiE, New Delhi. Deep is also a member of CII's Tourism sub-committee and a regular speaker at numerous internet and travel conferences across the world. He currently serves as an independent Director for IndiaMart.com, a leading B2B website. Deep is also a founding member of “I am Gurgaon”, an NGO focused on the improving the quality of life in Gurgaon.
Deep holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi (1990), and a MBA (PGDM) degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (1992). His interests include adventure sports, swimming, yoga, quizzing and travelling to places off the beaten path.
Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer
Keyur Joshi is the Chief Operating 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 the US market. MakeMyTrip's hybrid retail model is also a part of Keyur's portfolio, giving MakeMyTrip the ability to serve the fast growing holiday market in India with a retail presence across locations. Also closely associated with the technological evolution of MakeMyTrip, Keyur has worked on MakeMyTrip's new-age engine for hotel 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 a MBA degree from the City University of New York, New York. He is also a certified pilot and doesn't miss a chance to take to the skies.
Co-Founder & Chief Financial Officer
Rajesh Magow is the Chief Financial Officer of the company. Along with F&A, Rajesh oversees Outsourced Operations, Automation and Quality Function.
He has over 16 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 Active CEO for a year. He has also worked with Aptech Limited, Quantum and Voltas.
Rajesh is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi. His interests include cricket, watching business and sports on TV and his latest stress buster, playing Nintendo Wii.
Chief Marketing Officer
Mohit Gupta is the Chief Marketing Officer of MakeMyTrip, overseeing all marketing activities for the company. With 11 years of experience in the field, Mohit has handled the sales, field marketing, brand marketing and channel leadership assignments across many levels and geographies in beverage industry, mainly Pepsi Foods Pvt. Ltd., where he was the Vice President, Marketing. He was responsible for developing the 7UP brand franchise and the Lime Lemon category for Pepsico's South Asia Business Unit. Mohit started his career with Voltas Ltd. as a Management Trainee in the Air Conditioning Business Division.
Mohit holds a B.Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sardar Patel University, Gujarat and a MBA degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He is a keen photographer and practices yoga to relax.
Chief Innovation Officer
Rajnish is the Chief Innovation Officer of MakeMyTrip and is responsible for Automation, UI, Content and Quality Assurance. With 20 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.
Rajnish was also CEO/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 is an alumnus of Sri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi and holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from 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.
Senior Vice President - Technology Development
Mukesh is the Senior Vice President of Technology Development for MakeMyTrip, overseeing the technological evolution of one of the strongest IT based travel companies in the world. With over 11 years of experience, he has worked with Zoesis, eGain Communications, Sumtotal System, Timeline Studios and Amazon. Prior to joining MakeMyTrip, Mukesh was the General Manager at Amazon India where he was responsible for search, sponsored links and payments products.
He holds a B. Tech degree in Computer Science & Engineering with a minor in Mathematics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and pursued a graduate level course on Interactive Virtual Environments, Synthetic Characters, Image Representation for Vision and Advanced Computer Graphics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts. Mukesh is a long distance runner and recently accomplished his goal of 12 marathons in 12 months spanning North America and India - the toughest being the marathon at Leh, Ladakh in the Tibetan Plateau.
Senior Vice President – Retail and Business Development
Amit Saberwal is the Senior Vice President of Retail and Business Development for MakeMyTrip, where he has developed such business lines as Hotels, India holidays, Meetings & Incentives, and Trade Fairs, is responsible for the profitability of all the sales and regional offices of the company. He has over 18 years of experience in the Travel and Tourism industry, and has previously worked as Directors Sales and Marketing with 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 a hotelier. Amit's interests include solving Sudoku and crossword puzzles and sampling exotic cuisine.
Vice President – Outbound Tours
Anand Kandadai is the Vice President of Outbound Tours for MakeMyTrip, where he has planned and implemented business strategies to drive revenues & profitability. With over 13 years of expertise in the travel industry across various functions, Anand brings to the company his enormous experience and sound business knowledge. Prior to MakeMyTrip, he worked with such travel companies as SOTC, Thomas Cook and Cox & Kings.
Anand holds a Bachelor's degree in Science from Bangalore University, Bangalore and a Post Graduate Diploma in Systems Management from NIIT, Bangalore. He is an avid reader and enjoys travelling.
Chief Products Officer
Amit Somani is the Chief Products Officer for MakeMyTrip, heading the online product portfolio. Amit comes with over 15 years of experience. He 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 7 patents and is the recipient of 3 IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement awards. He holds a B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from IT-BHU, India (Gold medalist) and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA. Among his
interests, Amit is a cricket enthusiast, enjoys a reading and is a fusion chef!
Head - Human Resources
Rohit Hasteer is the Head of the Human Resources & Soft Skills Training teams of MakeMyTrip where he is responsible for conceptualising and implementing world class HR practices in Recruitment, Operations, Employee Relations and Organisation Development. He has over 12 years of work experience and has previously worked in companies like Samsung, CitiFinancial and Aviva Life Insurance. His field of expertise in various facets of HR includes Compensation & Benefits, HR Operations & Analytics, Policies & Procedures, Hiring and Employee Relations.
Rohit is a graduate in Commerce from Sri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in MBA – HR from Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad. Besides being a cricket buff, his interests include watching movies.