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. He worked as a software development engineer and, subsequently, as a system and network engineer at Amadeus in France. He launched ixigo.com in India in 2007. Aloke Bajpai is a charter member of The IndUS Entrepreneurs (“TiE”).
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. He worked as a software development engineer at Amadeus in France. Under his leadership, our Company launched ixigo.com in India in 2007 and developed our mobile application, ‘ixigo-trains’, which was the 10th most downloaded travel and navigation app globally, in the first quarter of 2021, according to App Annie (Source: F&S Report). He will be advising our Company on all matters pertaining to attracting top global talent and new product development, technology and research.
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.
Sudhakar Reddy Chirra
CEO, Buses, ixigo
Sudhakar Reddy Chirra is the lead of all operations in the buses vertical at ixigo. Along with considerable technological expertise, his experience in the corporate services domain has fostered a keen marketing sense and a strong desire to build new age companies that offer innovative solutions. In 2008, he founded AbhiBus, an online ticket booking platform. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Anna University and is passionate about revolutionising the travel sector.
Group CFO, ixigo
Rahul Gautum 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’.
VP Content Marketing, ixigo
Aashish Chopra steers all content marketing operations at ixigo. An award winning viral video marketer, he has been instrumental in growth hacking for ixigo via video marketing, having built and scaled in-house production capabilities. One of his videos became Asia’s most shared branded Facebook post, gaining 40 million views in a week. In the past, he has been featured in Forbes, and has recently authored his first book ‘Fast, Cheap & Viral’.
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 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.
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.
VP Product (Flights), ixigo
Sumeet Rana spearheads all product initiatives in the flights vertical at ixigo. A voracious learner and fintech enthusiast, he holds valuable experience as a product manager with companies like Mobikwik, PayU and HolidayIQ.com. A professionally trained Tabla player, he is an alumnus of IIT Bombay.
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.
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.
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.