Co-Founder & Group CEO, ixigo
Aloke Bajpai is the Co-Founder, Chairman, Managing Director and Group CEO of ixigo.He holds a bachelor of technology degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and a master of business administration degree from INSEAD. A travel technology veteran, Aloke worked in technology & product roles at Amadeus, France, prior to co-founding ixigo in 2007. Under his leadership, the ixigo group received backing from leading investors such as Govt. of Singapore (GIC), Sequoia Capital, Elevation Partners, InfoEdge Ventures among other investors. Aloke has led ixigo’s growth to become India’s leading OTA for the ‘next billion users’. A big supporter of entrepreneurship, Aloke is an investor and advisor for several startups, a charter member of The IndUS Entrepreneurs (TiE) and a member of the new governing council of IAMAI. Aloke was honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award by IIT Kanpur in 2022.
Co-Founder & Group CPTO, ixigo
Rajnish Kumar is the co-founder, Non-Executive Director and Group CPTO of our Company and has been on our Board since April 1, 2010.He holds a bachelor of technology degree in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and has worked as a software development engineer at Amadeus in France. Rajnish launched ixigo.com in India in 2007 and under his leadership, ixigo featured in the Top 10 downloaded travel apps worldwide and was also the 8th fastest growing OTA app 2022, according to data.ai. He advises the company on all matters pertaining to attracting top global talent and new product development, technology and research. Rajnish was honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award by IIT Kanpur in 2023.
Dinesh Kumar Kotha
Co-Founder & CEO, ConfirmTkt
Dinesh Kumar Kotha is the Co-Founder & CEO of ConfirmTkt, a multi-modal travel search and booking engine. Along with overseeing the day-to-day functioning of the company, he spearheads the business development division and also plays an active role in talent acquisition. With more than 10 years of leadership experience, he possesses deep industry knowledge and expertise. He holds a B.Tech. degree from the National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur and has a keen interest in the field of marketing.
Co-Founder & COO, ConfirmTkt
Sripad Vaidya is the Co-Founder and COO of ConfirmTkt, a multi-modal travel search and booking engine. With over 10 years of industry experience, he has an in-depth knowledge of business analysis, requirements analysis and elicitation. A B.Tech graduate in computer science, he has worked at a number of reputed companies like IBM where he was the recipient of many honours, including the IBM GBS Eminence and Excellence Award.
CEO, Bus Business
Lenin Koduru is the lead of all operations in the buses vertical at ixigo. With a rich background encompassing 22 years of diverse corporate experience, he has honed his expertise across multiple sectors such as banking and telecommunications. Lenin was a foundational member of the bus ticketing platform AbhiBus (now part of the ixigo Group) and played a pivotal role in establishing the company's technological groundwork. Holding an academic degree in Engineering from the esteemed Karunya Institute of Technology, Lenin is deeply passionate about shaping and advancing technological initiatives in the bus travel sector.
Group CFO, ixigo
Rahul Gautam leads all financial operations at ixigo with a specific focus on corporate finance and corporate development, mergers and acquisitions, public markets and investor relations, growth, risk management and financial reporting. Rahul holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce (honours) from the University of Delhi. In 2004, he also became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has held several leadership positions in the past, most notably as Senior Vice President – Finance at PVR Limited.
SVP Product & Growth, ixigo
Ernesto Cohnen steers the product & growth vertical at ixigo and oversees product management, strategy and evolution. A native of Madrid, he is an accomplished computer science engineer with an international MBA degree. His expertise in technology and business pushes him to create innovative products that improve people’s lives, notably as the co-founder of the travel startup ‘Triporate’.
Upendra Dev Singh
SVP Technology, ixigo
Group VP Technology Operations, ixigo
Sunil Sharma guides all technological operations at ixigo. A dynamic IT professional, he has gathered hands-on experience across e-commerce, education and travel sectors. Proficient in DevOps, automation, build engineering and configuration management, he is passionate about building cutting edge processes that are scalable, robust and automatic. He is a graduate of Delhi University, and holds an MBA from Sikkim Manipal University.
Group VP Finance, ixigo
Puneet Aggarwal is instrumental in all financial operations at ixigo. With a statistical mindset and result oriented approach, he has been a key figure in ixigo’s growth and development. A qualified chartered accountant, he has over 15 years of experience in financial leadership roles at reputed companies like Motorola Solutions and HCL Infosystems. He is highly skilled in financial reporting, analysis and business planning.
Group VP Growth, Product Marketing and Analytics, ixigo
Manan Bajoria heads product marketing and analytics at ixigo. His expertise lies in a variety of areas, including digital marketing, user acquisition, growth hacking and P&L management. A seasoned professional having multiple years of experience with industry giants like Airtel and Lenskart, he holds an MBA degree in marketing, and a B. Tech degree from IIIT.
Group VP Human Resources, ixigo
Nupur Jain drives the overall people strategy at ixigo, including human resource planning, talent acquisition, people development, and administration. She has over 12 years of experience with companies like Canon, HCL and Wingify. A postgraduate degree holder from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, with a B.A in English Literature from University of Delhi, she cultivates a deep interest in data privacy & security, gender & diversity.
Group VP Customer Experience, ixigo
Vaibhav Agarwal drives the customer experience function at ixigo. His expertise lies in building large delivery systems, leading multi-site operations and rendering analytical solutions on complex business problems. A result oriented leader with nearly 16 years of experience, he is an alumnus of IIM Bangalore and has a deep interest in business analytics.
VP Business & Partnerships, ixigo
Nitin Gurha is instrumental in launching various business verticals and partnerships across travel marketplaces, SME corporates and adventure travel at ixigo. A calculated risk taker, his entrepreneurial mindset has driven these initiatives to great profitability. He is a travel industry veteran, with over 20 years of varied experience across GDS, travel tech, metasearch and adventure travel.
VP Media Sales, ixigo
Dinesh Kathuria heads all media sales initiatives at ixigo, focusing on media revenue and strategy. He holds specialised experience in online and digital media sales with an extensive network in the online advertising industry. In the past, he has worked with leading media organisations like Rediff.Com, the Times of India and the India Today Group.
VP Technology & Chief Architect, ixigo
Ashu Gupta leads technological functions at ixigo in the capacity of Chief architect and VP of technology. With a career spanning over 12 years, Ashu has honed his expertise in backend development and data engineering through key roles at renowned organizations including Rivigo, Dream11, Contextual Advertising & Programmatic Platform - Media.net (Directi), and Adobe. His proficiency in building and scaling systems from inception to serving millions of users has been instrumental in his career journey. Ashu's academic foundation includes an Integrated Dual Degree in Computer Science from the esteemed Indian Institute of Technology, BHU.