Booking.com appoints Ritu Mehrotra as Area Manager

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Booking.com announced the appointment of Ritu Mehrotra as Area Manager as part of its endeavour to strengthen the company’s leadership team in India. 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.

She 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 Gurugram office, she will work closely with Vikas Bhola, Head of the Indian Sub-Continent on business expansion.

Prior to this, Mehrotra 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.

On joining her new role, she 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.”

She 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.