The Jury

Mr. V K Duggal

Former Governor

Former Governor of Manipur and Mizoram & Former Home Secretary, Govt of India

An IAS officer of 1968 batch, Mr Duggal retired as Home Secretary in March, 2007. Just after his retirement, he was appointed as member of the Commission on Centre State Relations, where he served for three years. During his active service of over 47 years in Government of India, Mr Duggal had his posting in the North East as an Army Officer, District Magistrate in Mizoram, Secretary to the Lt. Governor of Delhi, Advisor to Governor of Punjab/Administrator U.T. Chandigarh, Municipal Commissioner of Delhi, Special Secretary in the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Director General of Tourism and Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources and Department of Drinking Water Supply amongst others. As Member of National Disaster Management Authority in the rank and status of Union Minister of State, Mr Duggal was in charge of relief operations after the natural disaster that had struck Uttrakhand and Orissa recently.

Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, InterGlobe Enterprises

She was the first lady management trainee to graduate from the Oberoi School of Hotel Management in 1975. She is involved in the organisation’s quest for image development, reputation management, services improvement and revenue enhancement. Ms Chopra has also been associated with various industry committees on tourism and civil aviation, including the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), CII National Committee Civil Aviation and Tourism, ASSOCHAM’s Expert Committee on Tourism and Civil Aviation, FICCI National Committee on Civil Aviation and Tourism and the Executive Committee of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).

Ms. Ragini Chopra

Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, InterGlobe Enterprises

Ms. Parineeta Sethi

Publisher and Chief Editor at Pinnacle Connect LLP

Ms. Parineeta Sethi has a vast knowledge of the luxury sector in India

She has a vast knowledge of the luxury sector in India having overseen and developed a portfolio of high-end magazines in the travel, wellness and luxury sectors. Bringing titles AsiaSpa India & MillionaireAsia India, she was amongst the first ones to bring European magazine titles to India around 15 years ago. She has rich experience and success executing luxury events and has also launched award-winning coffee table books across India. Ms Sethi has been instrumental in the growth of the company and directs EMM’s strategy of the luxury titles.

Former Commercial Director of Air India

A position on the Board of Air India and is a passionate and energetic leader in the Indian aviation industry who specialises in strategic marketing, people leadership and general management. Mr Srivastava has almost 35 years of diverse airline experience in areas such as business planning, strategy, airport operations and hub control, network development, distribution, sales and marketing and advertising. Srivastava was a key stakeholder in planning and executing Air India’s entry into the Star Alliance, the largest global alliance. Air India is the first Indian carrier to be accepted into a global alliance.

Mr. Pankaj Srivastava

Former Director – Commercial, Air India and Aviation Expert

Mr. K.B. Kachru

Chairman Emeritus and Principal Advisor, South Asia, Radisson Hotels Group

Chairman Emeritus and Principal Advisor, South Asia, Radisson Hotels Group

K.B. Kachru is chairman emeritus and principal advisor, South Asia, Radisson Hotels Group, and has been instrumental in building the business in India since 1998. K.B continues to be on the board of the Group’s South Asia business entities, serve as an outstanding ambassador and represent the company at industry forums and governmental affairs, while enabling strategic growth opportunities.

An industry veteran, he is an active member of various tourism and hospitality advisory committees at the state and national level and has been on the board of directors for the Tourism Corporation of various state governments and on the board of governors of the Institute of hotel management in New Delhi. He has also served as an executive member of Pacific Asia Travel Association’s India Chapter, the American Society of Travel Agents of India, Hotel Association of India, Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Association of India and India Convention Promotion Bureau.

Director, Dex Enterprises

Ramesh Marwah is a highly regarded Aviation professional with over 40 years of experience with International airlines such as Japan Airlines, Kuwait Airways, Air Canada and Austrian Airlines (Deputy Country Manager India). He has been the Board Member since 2010 and is involved in the Airline Representation business of the Group.

Mr. Ramesh Marwah

Director, Dex Enterprises