Who We Are
About Nijhawan Group With over 40 years of experience in India, Nijhawan Group is one of the leading travel conglomerates and has vastly diversified entities within the Travel Industry.
Nijhawan Group has a history of successful business partnerships with leading airlines and hotels. In fact, the company has successfully represented British Airways for 34 years, and has three decades with an array of major international airlines (including Kingfisher Airlines, Sama Airlines and Fly Dubai) providing them with wide-ranging services, from passenger to route management. We also represent top hotels chain across the world.
The Group also owns equity in TBO Group which is the largest online B2B travel portal in India.
Nijhawan Group has the means to commit dedicated resources to provide product focus and committed ownership - right from adopting our partner's processes to enhancing the quality of service delivery with meticulous planning and foresight suited for the Indian environment.
Our airline and Hotel partners depend on us to provide complete management of their business in India to International standards. We work very closely with our relationships representation to maximize revenues and ensure cost effectiveness and high quality of service delivery. And in recent years, Nijhawan Group has taken bold steps in increasing the value offered to an extensive client base while broadening business horizons with new ventures.
With a workforce of 1100 employees and 47 fully automated and well-located offices across India, Far East, Middle East, Africa and Europe the group continues to grow and strengthen its network of services.
Nijhawan Group realizes its corporate social responsibility and successfully own CKRDT Foundation.
Late Shri B.L. Nijhawan - Founder, Nijhawan Group is popularly known as the father figure of the Indian travel industry. Started his career in 1946 and is today a living legend of the trade. The group today is blessed by his blessings. He has been to many villages in early 70s and 80s and developed many entrepreneurs into travel agents. He founded the group as the GSA for British Airways in 1974. With his 61 years in the business he is one of the gurus and by far one of the most respected person in the booming travel business in India.
Sham Nijhawan - Chairman, Nijhawan Group is a Chartered Accountant by education. He is the visionary and the mentor of the group. With his 35 years vast experience space, Mr. Nijhawan is by far a master in travel space. He is well experienced in running large business and understands the airline distribution for the last three decades. Mr. Nijhawan is an authority when it comes to finance. He has traveled extensively worldwide and within India and understands many cultures and heritage of this large nation. Sham enjoys a phenomenal reputation in the industry.
Ankush Nijhawan - Managing Director, Nijhawan Group is a BBA graduate from Boston and he majored in Marketing and Psychology. Today Ankush is thriving with his strategic vision and direction to the Nijhawan Group to be a leader in the travel industry. His focus is on strengthening the overall brand proposition and positioning the group with its core business value by exploring new growth avenues for developing a market leadership. He was chosen by CNBC as a Young Turk for revolutionizing the travel trade through his B2B travel portal. Ankush today by far is one of the most successful youngsters in the travel trade.
Arjun Nijhawan Arjun Nijhawan - Director, Nijhawan Group has completed his BBA from Temple University specializing in Economics and International business. He is responsible for the retail vertical of the group takes care .In just three years he had grown the business to 19 stores and looking at expansion to establish 50 stores in future. He is involved in planning, executing and ensuring smooth operations for the stores which are today franchisee of top consumer brands in the world.
Lalita Nijhawan - Director, Nijhawan Group is a gold medalist post- graduate from the University of Delhi. At present, she is involved with the real estate of the group. She is the president of CKRDT Foundation, belonging to the group, which takes care of the underprivileged sections of the society. She has received honours from the Vice President of India in arts and also from an Education Minister in academics. She has received the “Talented Ladies Award” in 2005 by Bharat Nirman from Ms. Shahnaz Husain, the “Ojaswini Award” in 2008 as a successful woman entrepreneur, and the “Amity Excellence Award for Women Entrepreneurship” during their International Business Summit in 2009. She is supporting an orphanage for girls as well as a number of educational projects in Rajasthan and the North-East. She received the award for #100WomenAchievers from the Ministry of Women & Child Development. She was honoured by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in 2016.
Priyanka Nijhawan - Director, Nijhawan Group – Representations is successfully leading the Representation vertical of Nijhawan Group since last 7 years. Under her leadership the Group successfully represents top luxury hotels around the world such as the Armani Hotel Dubai, Address Hotels +Resorts, Vida Hotels & Resorts , Rove Hotels in Dubai, The Harbour Plaza Hotels, The Aitken Spence Hotels and Aitken Spence Travels in Sri Lanka, Adaaran Island Resorts in Maldives among others. Serena Hotels is now the latest addition to this portfolio. The Representation vertical also successfully represents Dubai Parks and Resorts, Ocean Park Hong Kong, Auric Air and iVenture Card. A graduate in Maths (Hons) from one of India’s most premier institutes, the Lady Sri Ram College; Priyanka went on to top the prestigious Delhi University and earned a place for herself as a scholar at Kings College London where she did her Masters in Computer Science. Ms. Priyanka Nijhawan is also the Vice Chairperson of CII-Indian Women Network.
Gaurav Bhatnagar - Co-Founder, TBO Group A computer science graduate from the elite Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Gaurav is an authority on travel technology. With several years of experience in building large and complex web and travel solutions, Gaurav spearheaded the development of our flagship travel portal, Travel Boutique Online. NASSCOM acknowledged our technology competence when it selected our portal amongst the top 100 IT innovations of 2007. Gaurav also provides consulting to travel companies looking to leverage technology to grow and scale their businesses. Gaurav is a co-founder in a web 2.0 technology company called Tekriti. Previously, Gaurav worked with Microsoft at their headquarters in Redmond.
Deepak Khanna - Chief Operating Officer, TBO Group has over 16 years of experience in the travel industry and is a postgraduate with Masters Degree in Economics. He has a vast knowledge of fares and travel technology. He joined Travel Boutique Online in 2006 and since then efficiently handling the responsibility for preparing the organization for ongoing change. Deepak is a bridge between the Ops and the technical team and takes care of developing and managing all the activities on Travel Boutique Online. He worked with various travel technology companies and worked for Lufthansa, Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airline. He was instrumental in migrating the KLM FD process from Carlson UK to India.
Vikas Jain, Chief Financial Officer TBO Group has over 12 years of experience in the diverse business sectors and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He joined TBO Group in 2012 and since then has been instrumental in setting up internal control framework and policies of global standards required for scaling up our business to next level. Apart from handling normal financial reporting and compliance work for the group, he has been supporting in expansion of global footprints of TBO by exploring different models for business set up across various geographies. He has worked earlier with Ibibo group, Bharti-Walmart, AMEX and Ernst & Young.
Vijay Guleria -Vice President (Finance), TBO Group has done MBA in Finance. A person of proven professional competency and managerial ability with vast experience in Finance for 15 years and presently handling the same for Travel Boutique Online and he plays the most crucial role in the company as he is responsible for the overall account and Finance Activities.
Aarish Khan - Chief Commercial Office, Travel Boutique Online is a BBA graduate in Management. He is the man behind the growing list of travel partners associated with the organization. With 15 years of experience behind him in the travel trade, Aarish has in-depth knowledge of how this trade functions. He has grown from the roots of the trade. People respect and look up to him for his insights. He has guided and assisted TBO to grow in numbers and he is considered one of TBO’s pillars today. He is a leader, a dedicated professional and a gentleman by heart.
Jatin Bhai - Technical Head, TechMaster manages the overall Project Delivery and Client-Vendor relationships at TechMaster. He also plays a vital role in Business Development & Client relationship management. He has over 10 years of experience in the Software Industry working in different domains. Prior to TechMaster, Jatin worked on various projects in United States for more than 3 years in the field of Quality Assurance and Testing Services. In this field he was leading a large team of Quality Assurance Engineers and Analysts focused on identifying opportunities and solutions to drive performance and revenue with the highest level of customer satisfaction for all customers and partners.
V.K. Balaji - Chief Operation Officer, TBO Holidays - Middle East & North Africa he brings on board a vast 28 years of international tourism industry experience with leading Travel Management Companies like as Thomas Cook,National Travel & Tourism-Saud Bahwan Group in Oman, Anta Travel -ETA -Al Ghurair Group and Kapico Travel in UAE. Proven expertise in setting up, building and scaling new businesses. Specializes in strategic marketing, new business development, networking, large business negotiations and team building. With an accomplished industry track record, he is a well known name and brand by himself in GCC Travel market. Evolving, marketing and putting TBO brand on the MENA map is his latest success story.
Nitin Leekha— GM - Finance (Retail) Nitin brings with him over 15 years of rich and diverse Finance and Accounts experience in Travel and Tourism industry. Most recently, Nitin was with VIA.Com as Sr. Manager – Finance & Account which is one of the largest Travel B2B Company in India. He also has been associated with FCM Travel, India’s largest Corporate Travel Company. In this role he has been responsible for financial policies, procedures and controls. His core area of expertise lies in Finance & Accounts, Strategy, Planning and Decision Support. After completing his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Delhi University, he has done MBA in Finance.