Nikhil Ganju, in his first role as a Country Manager, is responsible for leading the TripAdvisor India business, where his mandate is to consolidate TripAdvisor’s position as a leading/top 3 travel site* in India and grow it to become the no. 1 destination for Indian travellers planning their holidays.
He has over 14 years of experience as a marketing professional, with most of them spent in online businesses in India. Prior to being appointed Country Manager, Nikhil has been heading TripAdvisor India’s marketing efforts since the launch of operations in 2008.
Before that, he was Marketing Director at Expedia India from October 2007 onwards. Nikhil has almost always worked within the internet space – starting with being a part of the very first team at baazee.com, staying with them until the site was acquired by eBay in 2004. He has also worked with Airtel, where he was marketing broadband services and Indiatimes.com, where he was heading Online Shopping.
Nikhil holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune (1997), graduated from the College of Business Studies, Delhi University (1995) and went to school at the Modern School, Vasant Vihar in Delhi.
He lives in Gurgaon, on the outskirts of New Delhi, and is an avid photographer, reader, inveterate traveller and outdoor’s enthusiast, recently trekking alone to the Everest Base Camp in Nepal. One of his favourite quotes is –‘Leap…and the net will appear’.