Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has appointed Vishal Sinha as its new chief executive officer for India.
Based at CWT India’s head office in Gurgaon, near Delhi, Sinha takes over from Geeta Jain, who has moved into a new global role at CWT, as strategic programme vice president. Sinha will report directly to Kai Chan, CWT’s president for Asia Pacific.
“India’s fast-growing business travel market represents tremendous potential for CWT,” said Ms Chan. “Vishal’s extensive experience in the industry will ensure that we are in a strong position to expand our business in this market, while providing the best possible service to our clients.
“He has a proven track record in developing successful organizations, and I’m confident our business in India will reach new heights under his leadership,” she added.
Sinha will lead CWT India’s team of more than 1,200 employees across nine offices, handling over 180 corporate clients in India.
With more than 20 years of experience in the travel industry, Sinha spent many years with British Airways, including spells in Japan, India, UAE, Hong Kong and China. Most recently, he was chief operating officer of TUI India.