India Leadership team

Rakshit Desai - Managing Director, Flight Centre Travel Group Australia’s India Subsidiary

Rakshit heads the Indian interests of the Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) comprising the market-leading FCM and Corporate Traveller brands, the fast-growing Flight Shop retail network, the Travel Money India currency business and the FCM Incoming South Asian DMC. Frequently quoted on industry and economic issues and a regular speaker at trade events, Rakshit also featured in the 2015 Edition of the Economic Times - Spencer Stuart 'top 40 under forty' business leaders list.


Shravan Gupta - Executive Director - Leisure Businesses

Shravan Gupta is the Executive Director and head of our leisure businesses encompassing four brands – Flight Shop and Travel Tours (retail, leisure travel, FCM Incoming (inbound travel) and Travel Air Representations (travel wholesalers). Prior to this, Shravan was the Owner and Managing Director of Travel Tours Group (TTG), acquired by Flight Centre Travel Group in February 2017.

Vikram Kohli - President, FCM Travel Solutions

Vikram has oversight of the strategic direction, expansion and operation of FCM Travel Solutions in India. He is also responsible for building and managing the technology product areas that pan across all functions and verticals under FCM. An astute technocrat, Vikram joins FCM with cross- domain experience of over 20 years leading challenging assignments in Airline, Travel and BPO/ITES Industries.


Gaurav Luthra - Brand Leader - Corporate Traveller

 Gaurav’s experience within the industry and with FCM spans 18 years. Gaurav leads airline and hotel contracting for the company and is responsible for strategic deals.  Gaurav is also responsible for Phoenix, FCM’s industry leading self booking tool.


Manpreet Bindra - Head of MICE

Manpreet has over two decades of experience in the travel industry, focusing especially on MICE travel. Under his leadership, FCM MICE has successfully planned and executed MICE and Events for  national and multinational corporates and emerging businesses.



Rakesh Negi - Head of Operations

 With over 18 years of experience as a travel professional, Rakesh heads the Key Account Management function for FCM India. In his role, he has the responsibility of analysing market trends and creating benchmark travel programmes for evolving Indian businesses. Prior to joining FCM, Rakesh held leadership positions with various other travel companies


Sayan Mitra - Head of Account Management

 Sayan has a rich experience of working across different functions in travel management including operations, functional training, account management/multinational account management and implementation. In his current role, he leads the Account Management, Implementation and MIS teams ensuring that our customers can optimize and streamline their travel spends with our enhanced technology solutions.


Manoj Nair - Head Marketing

Manoj Nair leads the marketing function for FCM India. He brings with him more than 15 years of experience in the travel industry having worked in leadership positions with reputed travel companies. A hardcore marketer with proven record in brand building and customer centric innovation, his mandate is to drive ROI based marketing solutions for the organisation


Gagan Malhotra - National Head, India, Travel Money

An industry veteran with a career spanning over 20 years in the foreign exchange business, Gagan has held leadership roles in companies such as Thomas Cook and P&O Travel. Under his leadership, FCM’s foreign exchange business in India was consolidated and re-branded as Travel Money India. In a short span of two years, Travel Money India has developed market penetration across key cities in India, scaled profitability volumes and achieved strong brand recall.


Sudhir Mendirata - Chief Financial Officer

Sudhir heads the finance function and is responsible for setting overall strategic direction and fiscal management policies of the company. He has more than twenty eight years of inancial and operational experience spanning various roles in his career including fifteen years of experience in the travel trade.



John Thangaraj - Peopleworks Leader

 John is a senior HR professional with more than 22 years of corporate experience across industries like travel, consumer durables, manufacturing and logistics and Travel  industries. John specializes in Human Behavioral Science and is a regular practitioner of Souldrama, a blend of Psychodrama and Spirituality and inculcates them in his HR  practices.