Useful links

Media Support

Zubin Karkaria appointed as CEO of Kuoni Group



Zubin Karkaria, CEO of VFS Global, has been appointed as the CEO of Kuoni Group – VFS Global’s parent company and one of the world’s leading travel services provider – effective 05 November 2015.  He is the first Indian to be appointed as the head of the 109-year old travel services company, and will concurrently continue in his function as the CEO of VFS Global.  He will continue to be based in Dubai, UAE.

 

Kuoni is in the midst of implementing a strategic directional shift whereby it has exited from its traditional tour operating business and is increasing its focus on three core activities – global travel distribution, destination services and visa services – in all of which it holds leading positions.  After exiting the tour operating business, Kuoni is aiming to accelerate the implementation of its new corporate strategy, and that will be one of Mr. Karkaria’s key priorities in his new role.    

 

Zubin Karkaria, 47, founded VFS Global in 2001 and expanded the company successfully as global leader in visa services for governments worldwide. Within the Kuoni Group the VFS Global Division has shown the strongest growth and profitability.

 

In the words of Heinz Karrer, Chairman – Kuoni Group, “The Kuoni Group has been transformed from a broad-based travel company pursuing a wide range of very different activities into a focussed global service provider for the professional travel industry and governments. The Board of Directors has decided to accelerate the implementation of this new strategic direction, and we have great confidence in Zubin Karkaria, who has so successfully developed VFS Global into a global leader, to lead the Kuoni Group forward.”


Reactions


Share this news


Related news

airBaltic signs SAS codeshare deal in Scandinavi..

airBaltic signs SAS codeshare deal in Scandinavia more

Date : 2019-05-19 19:01:29
IFEMAs activity makes Madrid the third largest c..

IFEMAs activity makes Madrid the third largest congress city in the world more

Date : 2019-05-17 18:47:03
Successful participation of the Region of Attica..

Successful participation of the Region of Attica at the 18th “East Med Yacht Show” more

Date : 2019-05-17 08:39:23
RAMADA LISBON MEETING ROOMS RENEWED..

RAMADA LISBON MEETING ROOMS RENEWED more

Date : 2019-05-14 19:58:53
London Oxford Airport holds firm as UK’s fift..

London Oxford Airport holds firm as UK’s fifth top business aviation airport more

Date : 2019-05-10 11:18:59
THE GLOBAL EVENTEX AWARDS ANNOUNCE ITS 10TH ANNI..

THE GLOBAL EVENTEX AWARDS ANNOUNCE ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION more

Date : 2019-05-10 10:57:26
Azerbaijan Tourism Board targets Middle Eastern ..

Azerbaijan Tourism Board targets Middle Eastern guests with new campaign more

Date : 2019-05-08 19:37:14
Amadeus expands new distribution capability part..

Amadeus expands new distribution capability partnership with Finnair more

Date : 2019-05-08 16:07:09
Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere takes brand into Austr..

Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere takes brand into Austria  15 hours ago more

Date : 2019-05-08 16:03:27