| Appointments |
| Booking.com appoints Ms. Ritu Mehrotra from Zomato as Area Manager |
Booking.com appointed Ms.
Ritu Mehrotra as Area Manager of
the Company’s leadership team in India. Ritu will be responsible for
steering Booking.com’s India operations, initially in the North and leading the
next phase of growth focused on building strong partnerships throughout the
country. Based out of Booking.com’s Gurgaon office, Ritu will work closely with
Mr. Vikas Bhola, Head of the Indian
Sub-Continent on business expansion.
Prior to this, Ms.
Ritu held the position of Vice
President, Global Growth at Zomato where she was responsible for
starting enterprise teams for strengthening of global partnerships, launch of
the table reservation platform and improving the top line growth for the
company. At Booking.com, Ritu will head the expansion of the company in the
various regions of India and work closely with the team to provide business
solutions to property partners to enhance their growth.
Mehrotra said, “I look forward to
working closely with the India team to take forward Booking.com’s commitment to
the geography and playing a key role in changing the dynamics of the industry
with our diverse range of accommodation options. Since the online travel market
is expected to account for nearly half of the total translations by 2020
reaching almost $4B, we hope to deepen our partnerships in India and build
Booking.com’s business for the future.”
Ritu holds a Master's Degree in International Business from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, and has undergone leadership development programs at Harvard Business School and Harvard University respectively.