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- St. Augustine

Committee Members

Ms. Sabina Chopra, Managing Director, RCI India has been nominated as the new AIRDA Chairperson at the Executive Committee meeting held on March 24, 2017. She has taken over from Mr. Pali S Badwal. 

Other office bearers include: Vice Chairman Mr. Kavinder Singh (alt) Mr. Dinesh Shetty (Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd) and Mr. Madhukar Katragadda (Gsown Lifestyle Centres Pvt Ltd) Secretary & Treasurer of AIRDA.


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Sabina ChopraChairperson
Sabina ChopraChairperson
Sabina Chopra, Managing Director, RCI India brings a wealth of hospitality and travel industry experience to lead our strategic priorities for the Indian market and deliver a world-class service to the Timeshare Industry.

Sabina has more than 25 years of experience spanning areas such as sales, operations, client management and customer service. Sabina joins us from Yatra.com, one of India’s leading online travel agencies, which she co-founded and most recently served as Chief Operating Officer, prior to joining RCI.
Kavinder SinghVice Chairman
Kavinder SinghVice Chairman
Kavinder Singh, MD & CEO of Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India Limited, comes from a background in manufacturing and building consumer products. He has a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering and a specialization in Advance Manufacturing Management. He has also completed the General Management Program from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr Kavinder Singh joined Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India Limited in November 2014.


Madhukar KatragaddaSecretary & Treasurer
Madhukar KatragaddaSecretary & Treasurer
Madhukar Katragadda is the Founder and Chief Mentor of the Majors Group. He served in the Indian Army as a Commissioned Officer, after which he turned serial entrepreneur with the aim of creating and nurturing organizations that seek perpetuity. The Majors Group is a diversified group of companies with operations in Housing & Hospitality, Vacation Ownership & Timeshare, Lifestyles & Wellness, Risk & Security, IT & Media, Vocational Training & Education, and philanthropic activity.
R K AnandExecutive Committee Member
R K AnandExecutive Committee Member
R K Anand is the Managing Director of DJB Infrastructures and Developers India Pvt. Ltd. He was earlier, Chief Manager, Commercial of DLF Ltd - Asia’s largest Real Estate Development Company. He is a serial entrepreneur with over 43 years of experience in the fields of Corporate Affairs, Finance, Taxation, Marketing, Legal, Administration and Commercial. A professionally qualified Cost and Works Accountant, Dr. Anand holds a B.Com Honors Degree from the prestigious Shri Ram College of Commerce, a Diploma in Tax Laws, and a PhD in Commerce.


Ashok Deora Executive Committee Member
Ashok Deora Executive Committee Member
Ashok Kumar Deora, Chief Executive Officer, KDJ Holidayscapes Ltd, is a young and dynamic management professional who has International business experience in promoting lifestyles related products. He is the Founder Director of Dolly Jewels Pvt. Ltd. which is a company very well established in the Diamond and Precious stones Industry.
Sandeep MehtaExecutive Committee Member
Sandeep MehtaExecutive Committee Member
Sandeep Mehta, Director, Ananta Oorjaa Entertainment Private Limited, has vast experience in onsite / offsite marketing of timeshare in India. His organization is recognized as a pioneer in offering timeshare holidays and insurance through venue sales. Mr. Sandeep Mehta also has industry vertical experience in insurance, real estate, resort development, township development and financial services.


Ramesh Ramanathan Executive Committee Member
Ramesh Ramanathan Executive Committee Member
Ramesh Ramanathan is the Managing Director of Sterling Holiday Resorts. An Economics graduate and a rank holder from Madras University, he has a Management Degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata. An early pioneer in the Vacation Ownership industry, Ramesh was with Sterling Holiday Resorts in the early 1990s. He joined Mahindra Holidays and Resorts in 1996, and moved back to Sterling, to infuse new thinking and strategies. Ramesh has over 33 years of work experience across a range of industries - including paints, consumer durables, tyres, organized retail, IT and hospitality.
B S Rathor Advisor & Executive Committee Member
B S Rathor Advisor & Executive Committee Member
B. S. Rathor is the Chairman & Principal Advisor at AIRDA. An Honours Graduate in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, B.S. Rathor joined AIRDA after his retirement from Ford India, where he was Vice President. Earlier, he has held senior executive positions in English Electric & GEC Alstom. In his long and eventful professional career, B.S. Rathor has been associated with major industry and business associations. He has held Executive Committee positions in national and regional associations as SIAM, CII, IEEMA, AMCHAM, and has led a high-powered IEEMA delegation to the EC countries.


Ranjit GoelSpecial Invitee
Ranjit GoelSpecial Invitee
Ranjit Goel is Chairman & Managing Director of Best Western Resort Country Club, Gurgaon. Ranjit is an Electrical Engineer and graduated from BITS Pilani in 1954. He has held senior marketing and management positions in reputed national and international companies. With a deep interest in environment-friendly projects, Ranjit made his move into hospitality in 1990, to set up Best Western Resort Country Club.
Param Kannampilly Honorary Member
Param Kannampilly Honorary Member
Param Kannampilly serves as Chairman, Managing Director and Technical Director of Concept Hospitality Ltd. Mr. Kannampilly is an experienced Hotelier, a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality, London and also a Fellow of the World Academy of Productivity Sciences.


Membership

Benefits for Resort Owners

What does an AIRDA membership mean to resort owners and developers? AIRDA comes in as your industry partner, conscience keeper and business catalyst - with a wide portfolio of support services.

Benefits for Consumers

What does AIRDA mean to holiday seekers and prospective customers? AIRDA comes in to provide information and offer guidelines on making the right timeshare decisions.

Get in Touch

Email: info@airda.org
Phone: 080 41255007 / 08

Address

No. 582, 1st Floor,
6th Cross, 11th Main,
HAL 2nd Stage,
Near Indiranagar Club
Bangalore – 560 008