Founder & CEO @ From April 2007 to Present (8 years 8 months) Board of Directors @ I joined the Board of Directors of MakeMyTrip in 2007. MakeMyTrip India is India’s leading online travel company, catering to the Indian market. MakeMyTrip books tickets for all major airlines as has a tie up with over 1000 hotels in
Founder & CEO @ From April 2007 to Present (8 years 8 months) Board of Directors @ I joined the Board of Directors of MakeMyTrip in 2007. MakeMyTrip India is India’s leading online travel company, catering to the Indian market. MakeMyTrip books tickets for all major airlines as has a tie up with over 1000 hotels in the country. MakeMyTrip is listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange (NASDAQ:MMYT). From 2007 to Present (8 years) Founder Hopper @ From 2011 to 2012 (1 year) Vice President, Hotels & Packages Product Planning @ I managed a team of 10 people in Bellevue, Dallas and Montreal. I was in charge of product planning for Hotels and Packages on the Expedia.com website. I also ran reporting and forecasting for Expedia’s Hotels & Packages North of business. I participated closely in various M&A activities, including Hotels.com, Trip Advisor and eLong. From 2004 to 2006 (2 years) Vice President, Hotel Supplier Strategy @ I oversaw the integration of the Newtrade development team in the Expedia software engineering group. I was responsible for developing the Expedia Direct Connect technology product strategy. I was also responsible for signing-up the major hotel chain partners for Direct Connect.
In 2 years we connected over 10 000 hotels including major hotel chains (Marriot, Hilton, Hyatt, Carlson, Cendant, Choice Hotels, etc.) and independent hotels. When I left Expedia, Direct Connect technology was processing over 6 million rate & inventory updates and 125 000 reservations a week. From 2002 to 2004 (2 years) Founder & CTO @ I was co-Founder of Newtrade Technologies Inc. in 1997. We raised 7M$ CAD of venture capital in two rounds from local venture capital firms, and built the company up to 70 employees. I led a team of 45 software engineers, testers, and system architects in building one of the world’s largest connectivity platforms for the hospitality market. In 2002 we reached profitability with major accounts that included Pegasus, Travel Web, Best Western and Hotels.com.
In 2002 we sold Newtrade technologies to Expedia Inc, 21 months after first round of funding. From March 1997 to October 2002 (5 years 8 months)