Published on : Tuesday, August 23, 2016
The new management structure follows the group’s recent acquisitions across key markets, including Griffin Marine Travel, Business World Travel in New Zealand and Plan B Travel in Australia.
With the legal merger of ATPI and Griffin Travel now complete in India, the specialist brand – trading as ATPI Griffinstone – will be led by Nitin Hardi, who takes on the role of managing director of the marine and energy specialist division.
As part of the restructure of the operations functions, the ATPI Group has combined the various specialist support functions to launch the International Centre of Excellence (ICE). As a result of the changes, Anna Singh is now managing director of the shared operations centre, headquartered in Mumbai, with a remit to support the strategic objectives of global ATPI operations.
Hardi and Singh will be supported by Manish Batra, Griffin’s former general manager of finance, who will be in charge of finance for both areas and all will report to the Group’s regional managing director, Kiran Vinchhi.
Speaking of the new direction within his fast-growing team, Kiran Vinchhi, regional managing director, India, the ATPI Group, comments:
“As the global leaders in travel solutions to the shipping and energy industries, it is vital that we have a strong leadership team in place to continue delivering the exceptional service that our customers know us for. The elevated responsibilities of Hardi and Singh reflect the significant contributions they have both made to the company, as well as their track records in delivering innovation and strategic direction where it is most needed. I am confident that, with both of them by my side, we will be able to enhance our current business offering and succeed in reaching ATPI Group’s ambitious growth targets for 2016 and beyond.”
The ATPI Group has over 100 offices worldwide and has successful operations in corporate travel, shipping and energy travel, sports and corporate event management. The ATPI Group is at the forefront of travel technology development including online booking, system integration and data analytics.