Strategic Partner - India & Regional Sr. Vice President
(Based in Mumbai)
Suresh Makhija is a well acknowledged Corporate Thought Leader with exceptional expertise in the field of Corporate Business Travel Management. His Leadership expertise extends over General Management, Business Strategy, P & L Management, Analytics, Sales & Account Management, Business Development and Airline Sales.
His last assignment was as Managing Director for India at Direct ATPI Corporate Travel, a partnership between Direct Travel and ATPI, both global TMCs. He has previously held leadership roles at CWT and BCD as well as an Airline – Jet Airways. Prior to the field of travel where he has spent 20+ years, his experience also extends to the fields of Advertising, Journalism, Vocational Training and Hospitality.
Suresh is currently Chief Strategist at his own company W2H Consulting, that is the strategic partner in India for PTC – Partnership Travel Consulting, a global travel management group with extensive experience in travel sourcing and T&E consultancy. W2H Consulting’s key objective is Unlocking Mastery – Why, What and How and the firm’s name reflects the same viz 2 W s and H i.e. W2H !
He is a voracious reader and exceptional writer, and periodically publishes on LinkedIn and various other platforms on contemporary topics, both professional as well as inspirational and motivational. He regularly moderates or participates in panel discussions and is also a keynote speaker at various Industry events at venues around the world.
Suresh’s e-book "The Corporate Gardener" is aimed at supporting and guiding professionals who lose their jobs or are forced into sabbaticals involuntarily. This is the first in line of several that he intends to publish.