Meet Your Travel Specialist
About Compass India Inc.Compass would not be the same sans its team. They plan your tour, take care of your preferences and pay attention to the smallest detail that eventually goes a long way in giving you the ultimate holiday experience.. Meet the COMPASS TEAM
Durjay Sengupta -
Durjay did his graduation in commerce with "accountancy" as major but as he was always easily distracted by glamour, continued studying hotel management for three years simultaneously. At the end of it all he chose to be the hotelier and worked for almost a decade in different departments of Indian & international hotel chains. He started COMPASS as a small travel and conference organizing company way back in 2000 since he knew there was demand for a friend handling travel for deserving travelers to India and powerful corporate. The company slowly became a specialized inbound travel company since India started looking better as a destination. Durjay wanted to do everything right for the traveler to India since during his hotel "front office" days he came across innumerable occasions where he felt the gusts were not getting the right deal or not seeing the country in the manner they should. He is still learning and given a scope will give his best for his guests.
Ms. Varsha Mukherjee -
Varsha belongs to Jhansi, a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh. “Jhansi grew in popularity during the reign of the Marathas because of the heroics of its valiant queen, Rani Lakshmi Bai”. She graduated from the Uttar Pradesh University and completed her masters in tourism from the state of Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh.
She believes that to be successful in the area of tourism, one need’s to enjoy working with people and be able to think on their feet. Travelling helps in learning about the host of well known, even the not so well known travel destinations. This is what, she says, helps her in designing the tour, including the right destinations reflecting culture, religion, charming cities and adventure.
She is a methodical tour planner and is extremely helpful to her guests. The only other thing that she loves as much as writing is travelling. She brings with her six years of experience in tour planning and is currently involved in R&D of new markets for the company.
In her own words, “The greatest reward is the repeat and referral business developed from client relationships. This is my motive and I look forward to it. I really feel as if I've made the right career choice. My travel clients become my friends and some of them treat me like family.''Varsha strongly believes that success relies on professionalism, integrity and discipline. She always makes an effort in explaining everything to everybody. She played a major role in the setting up of our UK satellite office, just like always. Compass would not have been what it is today without her.
Ms. Shweta Seth -
Born in India, Shweta has formed strong cultural, emotional and working relationships with the region. An imaginative and passionate traveler from an early age - Her extensive travels around the region in the past 5 years have given her extensive knowledge of the region as well as the logistics that come into play for the design and operation of any tour. She had traveled throughout India, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka.
Shweta started her career with the Business Process Outsourcing industry after graduation and rapidly rose to the position of a "team leader" due to her determination and "guest first" attitude. She left a promising career when working with "CONVERGYS" and joined COMPASS to pursue her passion in travel and hotels. She loves to travel (a common trait in Compass team members) and her in-depth knowledge and intimate understanding of the environs & unique character of the sub-continent combined with her serious understanding of the travelers requirements are a major asset to the company. She ensures that every aspect of your holiday is carefully planned and arranged and would not hesitate to go that 'extra mile' to create that perfect holiday experience for you. She is supported by a highly efficient and professional operations team and administration team in the company. She is known to be a strict and disciplined person in the office and does not get distracted easily while working.
Ms. Anchal Suman -
Anchal has always been in love with "travel" visiting different places with her parents from a very young age. She completed her graduation just because everyone wants to have a degree in India but immediately after graduation she did her MBA in TOURISM. How much she loves travel is apparent from the fact that she TOPPED her batch and was picked up by MAKE MY TRIP from the campus. She quickly got bored of handling domestic airline travel and customer service since she was capable of much more. She learnt what she could there and was not really looking for a change when COMPASS found her. Our dreams matched so it was not very difficult getting her on board. According to Anchal, different places, people and their culture always fascinated her - that makes her the second person in Compass after Durjay a culture digger. Anchal says - "Being a part of Compass gives me a sense of pride and satisfaction at the same time as this is what I always wished to do".
Ms. Anupama -
She has done her Science Graduation with majors in Zoology, Biology and Chemistry from University of Lucknow. Not satisfied with a degree she went ahead and completed her MBA in TOURISM from the same university. Yes, why a MBA in tourism after pure science!!! Reason enough for her to be in COMPASS. She is the brightest person in the office - always the first to come in and she makes everybody laugh when the going gets tough. Howcever, she is the best planner when it comes to travel for the team members since she is in charge of new destinations and the budget for all our yearly travel. In her own words - "I love to explore a destination rather than visiting it" - she is clinical in tour planning and good with finance. We are sure the "science background" helps her always. Before joining "COMPASS INDIA" she was working with Taj Group of Hotels and the best part is in "operations" which is why she understands our guests so well. She joined Compass India with a belief that she will get a platform to fulfill whatever dreams she had related to her passion and profession.
Ms. Sukriti Kapoor -
She belongs to the Holy City Varanasi. (She insisted we write this) Sukriti left a very promising career in hotel industry to join COMPASS. She is a hotel management degree holder from the best institute in India and had everything going for her at the TAJ HOTELS. As a senior manager handling Front Office and training she was billed as the next "future manager" of TAJ. She spent three great years with them but wanted to see more of INDIA and the world. It was a day of great pleasure when she expressed her interest in joining COMPASS as she being with the best in the hotel industry wanted to be with the best in the travel industry. (In her words again) The "operations" department is always on "tenterhooks" since Sukriti is known as one of the strictest managers in the hotel industry and knows the inside-out of all reservation departments and reports. Her experience in training has helped us a lot and her dedication to work always means hassle-free travel for COMPASS guests.
Ms. Aditi Kapoor -
Though born in Delhi, Aditi decided to finish her schooling from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Courtly manners, beautiful gardens, poetry, music, and fine cuisine patronized by the Persian-loving Shia Nawabs of the city is what Lucknow is known for. So it was only a matter of time before Aditi’s love for hospitality and her well groomed personality led her to join the travel industry.
She decided to do her Bachelors in Hotel Management from Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration and then she joined the Taj Group of Hotels to fulfill her career dreams. For about 4 years, she worked in Taj properties all over the country - in Delhi, Goa and Agra, to name a few. Having handled luxury travellers for so long, Aditi is very good in customer satisfaction.
She was looking for further growth and like every travel lover, she always wanted to be in the ‘travelling business’. That’s when she joined the Compass team to craft the perfect holiday for travelers headed to the Indian subcontinent. Her meticulous attitude and sincerity ensure that the travelers have a seamless tour.
Ms. Tanvi Sharma -
A history graduate from Delhi University, the world, its various destinations and our heritage started mesmerizing Tanvi very early on. This was the reason why a degree in Travel and Leisure made the most perfect course for her when it came to her post-graduation. And her zest to ever-discover, plan and manage made her profession as a Travel Executive, the most befitting choice for Tanvi!
She strongly believes that just the right quantities of enthusiasm, with the right mix of favored destinations and the prefect garnishing of the best arrangements can make for a most wonderful travel experience.
And she proudly admits that making this happen, is truly a passion with her! She’s one of the lucky few to have experience in both itinerary planning and designing as well as tour operations.
Mr. Ankush Agnihotri -
Ankush belongs to the holy city of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh also known as the ‘Manchester of the East’.
Having spent numerous years at sea sailing, Ankush has visited the distant shores and uncharted territories away from the reach of normal travellers including North & South America, Baltics, Australasia, North Sea, Russia, Caribbean islands to name a few . Slowly and gradually he developed a penchant for travel and has turned to doing what he likes - travelling.
Ankush is a trained aviator, sailor and an ardent traveller. He looks after the IT and carries out the In-house training to constantly improve the service standards of the company.
Ankush loves to have masala chai and is a vegetarian by choice. He loves to eat Indian food and likes to spend time in the pool. His favourite destination is Auckland, New Zealand.
Mr. Vikram Singh Chauhan -
Vikram holds a Masters degree in Tourism Administration from Jiwaji University Gwalior and has been in the trade for the last 7 years.
Vikram was bitten by the travel bug very early in his childhood when he would travel every few years to a novel destination owing to his father being in a job that would get him a transfer frequently. The extent of travelling was such that he would see a new culture even before he would adjust to the latter and so his thirst began to know more and more about the different cultures in India. In his college times, he would escape for backpacking trips and started interacting with the different people he would meet.
Amonst his favourite destination is Manali which is pristine, peaceful and scenic beyond belief. He loves to enjoy hot 'Parathas' (Stuffed Indian Bread) while lazing around watching the sun set in the Himalayas.
Mr. Ujjwal Mukherjee -
Ujjwal belongs to the bubbling city Kolkata (erstwhile Calcutta). He is a commerce graduate from the Calcutta University.
He developed an immense passion of travelling since childhood as he would see the travellers flocking in Calcutta all the time. He has travelled across India and has been working in the Travel trade for the past 8 years. He’s one of the key people in helping Compass create a complaint free record of guests’ travels and is frequently appreciated in our guests’ feedbacks.
Ujjwal is head of Operations and is responsible for providing a memorable, comfortable and seamless tour to all Compass guests.
Amongst his favourite destinations are Goa, Srinagar, Jodhpur and Ranthambore which are unique and exclusive destinations when it comes to culture, wildlife, scenic beauties and landscapes.
Sanjay Puri -
Sanjay hails from Chandigarh. He completed his education from Uttar Pradesh. Upon completion of his graduation, Sanjay knew he couldn’t resist his calling for very long and he decided to opt for a specialization in hotel industry.
He began his journey into the fascinating travel industry from Varanasi, the most ancient Hindu city (one of the oldest living city of the world) with The TAJ Hotels Resorts and Palaces. His vast experience in the hotel industry, being well accustomed with guest preferences, needs and tour operations and in-depth knowledge about the various destinations in the sub-continent made him the ideal candidate for heading our Operations.
Snajay has been excellently supervising multiple guest operations and formulating and implementing Standard Operating Procedures for over 5 years now at Compass. His key responsibilities include managing operations with focus on top and bottom line performance and determining company’s mission and strategic direction as conveyed through policies and corporate objectives. He loves interacting with people and fond of playing table tennis, tennis, badminton and cricket.
Vidyanath Mishra -
A double Graduate with Majorsin both, Economics and the Japanese language from JNU, New Delhi, Vidyanath plunged into the world of travelwith a Masters in Tourism Administration from IGNOU when it was yet to find favour with the masses and be considered a main stream profession. Possessing over two decades of experience in variousaspects of inbound tourism, his fortesinclude hard core tour operations, marketing and identifying business potential.
A seasoned professional in the field, he brings over first-hand experience and knowledge of various popular as well as off-beat destinations in India. A firm believer in on-the-job-training, he feels years of bookish learning stand as no match to the knowledge one can gain from practical exposure. He also believes in a systematic approach to everything,and prefers to stick to the rules of the (tourism) game, without letting go of his creative streak. All of these traits combined have come in handy for him to win favourable liaisons for Compass from across the globe.He loves, and can go to any extent to maintain his one-to-one professional relationships with his clients as well as overseas partners.
Vidyanath also has an adventurous side to him, which he discovered during his school days. This led him to indulge in activities ranging from simple hiking to technical mountain climbing, and ultimately scalingthe Garhwal Himalayas in 1990 to conquer a peak of 21000 ft.Though out of touch with Japanese, he is desirous of brushing it up and utilizingthe same somedayto perhaps win us some liaisons in the Japanese market.