Speaker Profiles

Ms. Rathi Vinay Jha

The Indian Heritage Cities Network & The India Foundation for Arts (IFA) & India Artisans and Craf


Rathi Vinay Jha joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1967. She worked in the Government of India and the Government of Tamil Nadu for 37 years. She handled various assignments, among others, as Collector of Madras, CMD of the Tamil Nadu Infrastructure Development Corporation, CMD of . . . Read more

Mr. Hari Marar

Kempegowda International Airport Bangalore

 President - Airport Operations,

Hari Marar is currently serving as the President - Airport Operations for Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL). Mr. Marar was part of the core leadership team that successfully licensed and operationalized a Greenfield Airport project at Bangalore. In this role, he defined the . . . Read more

Mr. Hari Nair


 Founder & CEO

Having created India's first travel community Hari Nair challenged the way tourism industry operated and brought the voice of the Indian traveller at the center of Indian tourism, defining its implications on economic policy, foreign trade and technology. Today, Hari is a sought-after speaker . . . Read more

Mr. Girish Nair


 Founder, Executive Director

Girish Nair has over 20 years of professional experience in the sectors spanning Media, Information Technology and Aviation with a focus on business development, brand management, and strategy. He is a business leader with relentless drive for innovation, carried out through a highly . . . Read more

Mr. Suman Billa (IAS)

Ministry of Tourism, Government of India

 Joint Secretary (Tourism)

Mr. Suman Billa IAS is the Joint Secretary of (Tourism), Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. Prior to this assignment, he was serving as the Commissioner, Commercial Taxes and Government of Kerala.

He belongs to the 1996 batch of IAS. He has studied at the Madras Christian . . . Read more

Mr. Mandip Singh Soin FRGS

 Explorer, Mountaineer, Adventure travel professional, Eco pacifist & free spirit

Mandip has climbed, trekked and explored for over 40 years across 6 Continents, covering the Himalayas, Alps, Andes, Arctic and beyond.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and recipient of the Ness Award in 1992. In 2012, he was conferred the highest civilian honor in India . . . Read more

Mr. H. R. Jayaram

The Greenpath


Mr. H.R. Jayaram has his humble roots in a village amidst the forest in the Taluk of Kanakapura, Karnataka. Born to an agriculturist family, he graduated with B.A. LLB and is a very successful lawyer.

He has, however, always been true to his roots and has contributed immensely towards . . . Read more

Ms. Jayanthi R Iyengar

Travel Responsibly & Sustainably


Born and raised in Bangalore, Jayanthi in her early 40s, is a successful business entrepreneur and has travelled extensively globally for business purposes. She started her career by conducting several IT based training programmes for leading Corporate houses.

Jayanthi is currently the . . . Read more

John Kottayil

State of Bavaria India Office

 Executive Director

Mr. John Kottayil is the Chief of the India Representative Office of the State of Bavaria since its inception in Bangalore in the year 2001. Mr. Kottayil has been playing a significant and a pioneering role in promoting and strengthening the bilateral trade relationships between the States of . . . Read more

M. Teresa Kho

Asian Development Bank

 Country Director

Ms. M. Teresa Kho is the Country Director of Asian Development Bank India Resident . . . Read more

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