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Tourism and Travel-Zubin Karkaria
Managing Director and CEO, Kuoni Travel Ltd. India, A known name in the Indian Tourism sector; a commerce graduate from HR College of Commerce, Mumbai, In 1991, he joined SOTC in the Trade Fairs division, in 1999, he was appointed Chief Operating officers SOTC. In 2003, he was appointed Head-New Business Development, Kuoni Travel Group, India.

Born in 1967, Zubin Karkaria is a Commerce graduate from HR College of Commerce. Mumbai. He joined SOTC in 1991 in the Trade Fairs divisional in 1999; he was appointed Chief Operating officers SOTC. In 2003, he was appointed Head-New Business Development, Kuoni Travel Group, India. In the same year he served as Chairman of the Tourism Committee, The Bombay Chambers of Commerce. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Kuoni India, he was Deputy CEO and Head - New Business Development.

He was introduced to the travel and tourism sector by a friend who had a travel agency Orbit Travels and he used to go there before and after the college. As an employee of SOTC he was sent for an executive management program conducted by the National University of Singapore in association with Stanford University. There he got a chance in the Trade Fairs unit taking delegations across Europe and then got a chance with its still at the Incentives & Conferences division organizing corporate and dealer trips and package tours.

SOTC around that time was acquired by global travel major Kuoni. There Zubin Karkaria made a mark in the packaged tour. Today a tenth of Kuoni's 30,000 package tour customers opt for this scheme.

He was awarded the 'Young Entrepreneur of the Year' Award winner at the 11th South Asia Travel and Tourism Exchange (SATTE) and was listed in 'Corporate India's Top 25 Young Executives' by Business Today.