Management

Swaminathan Vedaranyam
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Effective Jan 2013 Swaminathan took over as the CEO, prior to that he was the COO of the company. He has considerable experience in travel & IT. His primary focus is in making VIA a valued relationship for all its stakeholders.

Paroma Chatterjee
Chief Business Officer (CBO)

Paroma comes with an experience of 14+ years in various business lines and Marketing functions. Her latest assignment was as a Director, Head of Marketing & Ops – Flipkart Marketplace. Prior to this she was working with Bharti Airtel Limited. She holds an MBA degree from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.

Chandrasekar K
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Chandrasekar has over 20 years experience in fund raising, structuring, ERP implementation, re-engineering of business processes, off-shoring, accounting, finance, system design, development & support of complex business applications. He is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Graduate member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India, Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants London and Graduate in Economics from University of Madras.

Himanshu Garg
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Himanshu has over 10 years of experience & extensive knowledge of both backend & frontend technologies. He has setup mobile app and various other core initiatives at VIA. He has worked with companies such as Google & Trilogy. He holds is a Master degree in Computer Science from IIT Roorkee.

Sanjay Gupta
Business Head - India & Middle East

Sanjay has over 28 years of experience across retail & corporate banking in India & abroad. He has worked with organizations such as ICICI Bank, Axis Bank & State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur. Prior to joining VIA, he was Regional Head-Retail at ICICI, Jaipur. He is a commerce graduate from Rajasthan University.

Ramesh Samineni
Country Manager – Philippines

Ramesh is an energetic business leader with over 20 years of experience in Business Management, Customer Service, Business Growth, business analytics, problem solving, project planning and management. He has grown Via in Philippines from zero to top position in a span of 4 years winning awards from all the airlines. He is a Bachelor of Commerce graduate from Osmania University, Hyderabad. Before joining Via, he had worked with Mercury Travels, E-Travel India, Akbar Travels and Shanfari Travels, Oman.

Srinivas Murthy
Country Manager – Indonesia

Srinivas has successfully setup VIA Indonesia operations. He has previously worked with SYKES, ITC Group & DELL across various functions. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) from Bangalore University.

Shiva Ponnuchamy
Head B2C - South East Asia

Shiva has over 20 years of experience in the travel industry across functions such as B2C, B2B, Retail & Corporate segments & is currently responsible for VIA’s international expansion. Prior to Joining VIA, Shiva was Head of Sales India at GoAir. He has also worked with IndiGo, Kingfisher, South African Airways & InterGlobe. He holds a Masters Degrees in Literature from Jodhpur University.

Yogesh Mehta
Business Head - Hotels

Yogesh currently heads the Hotels business division. He had over 8 years of experience in the travel industry across functions such as sales, marketing & ecommerce. He holds an MBA degree with specialization in Finance.

Umang Saxena
Business Head – Rail & Key Relationships, Holidays - MICE

Umang has over 15 years of experience across areas of retail banking like retail assets, liabilities & customer management. Prior to joining VIA, he was part of retail strategy team at Axis Bank for 10 years. He has also worked as an ERP consultant in Oracle Financials. He holds a Masters in Business Management from Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA).

Godfrey Pereira
Business Head - Holiday

Godfrey has over 20 years of experience in online and offline travel trade. Prior to joining VIA, he was associated with MakeMyTrip, Cox & Kings and Trimurthi Holidays . He is a Commerce Graduate.

Manish Raj
Vice President & Business Head - Corporate Business

Manish has over 19 years of experience in business development, marketing, sales & product development in the hospitality industry. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management & is also a graduate in Hotel Management. Manish also holds a Green Belt in Six Sigma.

Anil Reddy
Head – Sales Ancillary Products

Anil has over 15 years of experience in the travel, leisure & hospitality industry across various functions such as operations, product management & business development . He holds a post graduate degree in Sales & Marketing from Osmania University.

Ram Garg
Engineering director

Ram heads technology for Hotel, Holidays and B2B E-commerce. He has over 10 year expereince in technlogy and over 5 year experience in Via in various products Including Flights, Corporate, Hotel, Holidays and E-commerce. He holds a computer science degree from IIT Bombay.

Ashu Gupta
Engineering director

Ashu has over 8 years of experience in technology both frontend and backend. Ashu has setup technology for international expansion and various other core initiatives. He holds a Masters degree in computer science from IIT Roorkee.

Kousik Bhattacharya
Head - Marketing & B2C Business

Kousik heads the overall marketing strategy and planning for VIA in India and the International market. With extensive experience in marketing, technology and e-commerce, he has been associated with the promotion of many big brands in different industries like BFSI, FMCG, e-commerce, IT/ITES, etc prior to joining Via.

Ramya Bheeman
Human resource manager

Ramya heads the Human Resource wing at Via. She comes with rich knowledge and experience working with multinational company such as Aditya Birla group. She is responsible for the design and implementation of all human resources strategies, policies, process, as well as overall talent acquisition and retention.

Tonney Sharma
Head – Operations Quality & Audits

Tonney is responsible for Operations and Quality at VIA. Tonney has 23 years of experience in Quality. His previous assignment were with Ispat Industries Ltd/Bharti Airtel Ltd./Anand Automotive Systems Ltd. He holds a Bachelor of Industrial Engineerig degree from IIIE Mumbai.