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Corporate Membership: Member of the Institute of Hospitality (MIH),U.K
Present Occupation:
Director of RBCS group of institutes : IHCTM, IMFAA, Editor of international monthly magazine OPPORTUNITIES TODAY (for youth around the world)

Director of COMPACT TRAVELS PVT. LTD. South Africa Fundi (Expert), Aussie Specialist and Kiwi
Specialist, Bavarian Ambassador Programme, Czech Republic Specialist, Hungary Specialist, Germany
Specialist, Jordan Specialist, Poland Specialist, Austria Expert, Scots Destination Specialist, Central
Europe Four Specialist, Spain Specialist, Israel Destination Specialist, I Know Americas Certification, Finland Specialist, Turkey Destination Specialist, Switzerland Certified Specialist,Egypt Specialist Program

Managing Committee Member of Tourism Committee, Indian Merchants’ Chamber (IMC)
Founder of – Your Indian connection to Turkey – Your Indian connection to Germany, – Your Indian Connection to South Africa, – Your Indian Connection to Argentina, – Your Indian Connection to New Zealand and – Your Indian Connection to Egypt

Member of faculty ( since 1988) for:
Airline Management
Travel and Tourism
Air Cargo - Courier Management
IATA/UFTAA Foundation Course
IATA/UFTAA Consultant Course
IATA/UFTAA Travel & Tourism Management
IATA/UFTAA Senior Management Course
Virgin Atlantic Fares and Ticketing Level 1
Virgin Atlantic Fares & Ticketing Level 2
IATA/FIATA Introductory Cargo Course
IATA/FIATA Air Cargo Rating Course
IATA/FIATA Dangerous Goods Course
French (Beginners Level)
German (Beginners Level)
Spanish (Beginners Level)
Italian (Beginners Level)
Airline Cabin Crew Training

Qualifications and Certifications-Month/Year of Passing
1. IATA-UFTAA Standard Travel Agents' Training -June 1988
2. IATA-UFTAA Advanced Diploma in International Travel Consultant -June 1989
3. IATA-FIATA Introductory Diploma in Air Cargo Training -July 1990
4. CBT World Geography -August 1990
5. CBT Introduction to Travel Industry-August 1990
6. CBT Fares and Ticketing Module I -September 1990
7. CBT Fares and Ticketing Module II -January 1991
8. Advanced Diploma in International Air Cargo Rating-June 1991
9. CBT Fares and Ticketing Module III -October 1991
10. CBT Advanced Fares and Ticketing -April 1992
11. Diploma in Dangerous Goods -July 1992
12. Certificate in Airline Marketing -December 1994
13. Certificate in Advanced Fares and Ticketing -June 1997
14. Certificate in Airline Finance and Accounting Management with Distinction -June 1998
15. Certificate in Station Management -December 1998
16. Diploma in Airline Studies -April 1999
17. Certificate in Travel Agents Marketing with Distinction -May 1999
18. Certificate course in GDS Fares and Ticketing -September 1999
19. British Airways Fares & Ticketing Level 1 -July 2002
20. British Airways Fares & Ticketing Level 2 -July 2002
21. British Airways Fares & Ticketing Level 3 -July 2002
22. BA-TAFI Learning Initiative -November 2002
23. IATA/UFTAA Consultant Instructors Exam -March 2003
24. IATA/FIATA Dangerous Goods with Distinction -April 2003
25. IATA/UFTAA Senior Management Instructor Examination -September 2003
26. South Africa Fundi (Expert) Programme-February 2004
27. Aussie Specialist Programme-December 2004
28. Kiwi Specialist Programme-February 2005
29. IATA/FIATA Dangerous Goods Refresher Course-April 2005
30. E-learning Diploma in CABIN CREW with 96% from U.K. -August 2005
31. Destination workshops for specializing in Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Germany as part of the IDE organized by ASTA in Prague-March 2006
32. Austria Expert Programme -March 2007
33. Kiwi Specialist Programme -April 2007
34. Scots Destination Specialist Programme -June 2007
35. Dangerous Goods Regulations - Refresher -June 2007
36. Bavarian Ambassador Programme -August 2007
37. Jordan Travel Specialist-August 2007
38. Central Europe Four Specialist-October 2007
39. Spain Specialization Workshop organized by Spain Tourist Office in Goa - October 2007
40. Israel Destination Specialist -December 2007
41. Austria Certified Agent Programme by Austrian National Tourist Office, India -February 2008
42. Destination workshops for specializing as destination expert on Making France a Specialité, River Barges and Cruises in France, Europe on Track- Getting the Most Out of Rail Travel, Top 10 European Honeymoon Experiences that will WOW customers and capturing France’s Best Spots for Soft Adventure Clients as part of the IDE organized by ASTA in Lyon-April 2008
43. Successfully completed “I Know Americas” Certification scoring 96.67%, organized by GLOBUS & COSMOS in Mumbai-November 2008
44. Finland Destination Specialist-December 2008
45. Turkey Destination Specialist organized by Turkish Indian Tourism Council and Turkish Airlines-February 2009
46. Egypt Specialist Programme-June 2009
47. IATA/FIATA Dangerous Goods Regulations – Recurrent with Distinction -June 2009

Other Qualifications
1. Diploma in Public Speaking from Nazareth's Academy-May 1984
2. German Grundstufe I with Max Mueller Bhavan, Bombay -November 1985
3. Spanish at Addison School, London,U.K. -July 1986
4. French at Wornington School,London,U.K. -July 1986
5. U-matic/VHS Video Workshop at Palingswick House, London, U.K. -July 1986
6. Workshop on PC and its applications with CMC Ltd., Bombay-September 1986
7. Workshop in Photography from Indo American Society, Bombay -December 1986
8. German Grundstufe II of Goethe Institute, Germany-February 1987
9. Workshop in Imports and Exports from Indo American Society -October 1987
10. Beginners course in Italian from the Indo Italian Chamber of Commerce, Bombay -September 1988
11. Audio-Visuel II Course in French from Alliance Francaise de Bombay -December 1988
12. Intermediate Course in Italian from the Indo Italian Chamber of Commerce, Bombay -February 1989
13. Advanced Course in Italian from the Indo Italian Chamber of Commerce, Bombay -April 1989
14. Audio-Visuel III course in French from Alliance Francaise de Bombay -May 1989
15. Audio Visuel IV course in French from Alliance Francaise de Bombay - December 1989
16. Diplome de Langue Francaise,French Language exams of Alliance Francaise de Paris, France -May 1990
17. Langue Francaise Generale -Niveau Superieur from Universite de Caen,France -August 1991
18. Japanese elementary from the Indo - Japanese Association, Bombay -January 1993
19. Nivel Superior exams from Instituto Espanol de Granada, Spain -March 1993
20. Grundstufe III exams of German by Max Mueller Bhavan, Bombay -November 1993
21. Getting Started with Career Awards in Business - online Business Training from CIE, U.K. -June 2002
22. Quality Assurance Inspector Award from City & Guilds U.K. -January 2005

Attended Seminars / Workshops in Mumbai / Goa:
1. How to set up a small scale Industry by Indian Merchants' Chamber -October 1986
2. Metaphysics of business by Don Beveridge,USA -August 1992
3. Stress Management by Rooshi Kumar Pandya -October 1992
4. Role of a Manager by Sharu Rangnekar -November 1992
5. Marketing Strategies for Growing Competition by David Senton,U.K. -June 1993
6. Communication for Brand Loyalty and Profit by Keith Monk,USA and M.T.Rainey,U.K. -February 1994
7. Self Regulation or Pre-Censorship organized by The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) -January 1995
8. Effective Executive-Nine Habits (based on Synthesis between Stephen Cowey's US Seller on 7 Habits and Vedanta and Management of Swami Rangananthananda) organized by Indian Merchants' Chamber.-January 1997
9. International Seminar on Multimodalism : Perspectives and Prospects organized by Indian Merchants' Chambers -January 1997
10. BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESS - a 3 day seminar by internationally recognized Educator & Motivator SHIV KHERA (Qualified Learning Systems) organized at the Taj Mahal,Mumbai -July 1997
11. Workshop on Air Cargo & Open Sky Policy organized by Indian Merchants' Chamber -January 1998
12. REED TRAVEL PLANNING course by Mr.Graeme Payne of OAG Worldwide,
U.K -April 1999
13. ASTA's Niche Marketing Strategies Home Study Course -April 2000
14. Seminar on "Quality Management Systems for Global Competitiveness" by Prof. Naoto Sasaki, Professor of Global & Quality Management in Hamamatsu University, Japan and Voxjo University, Sweden organized by Indian Merchants' Chamber -August 2001
15. Workshop on "Emotional Intelligence" by International Renowned Speaker Dr.Richard Van De Lagemaat organized by Indian Merchants' Chamber -August 2001
16. Golden Jubilee Convention of TAAI - "Re-engineering in the ICE Age" -September 2001
17. Quality Assurance Systems conducted by Janice Rey on behalf of CITY & GUILDS -November 2002
18. "TRAIN THE TRAINERS" by Penny Betts, Senior Lecturer and Project Consultant – a Workshop on how to design, develop and deliver Training in Vocational Education conducted by City & Guilds International -November 2002
19. Kiwi Link India 2005 by Tourism New Zealand-March 2005
20. South Africa In-Country FAMILY in GOA-August-September 2005
21. ITM by TOURISM AUSTRALIA in GOA-September 2005
22. Kiwilink 2007 by Tourism New Zealand-September 2007

Trips abroad for study/ tourism
Countries visited:
U.K., France, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and Netherlands-1986
U.K. and USA-1987
U.K., France, Switzerland ,USA and Canada -1989
Nepal, U.A.E., U.K, France, USA-1991
U.K, France, Spain-1993
Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand-1995
U.K. including Scotland, Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy -1997
IATA,Switzerland for Pilot Testing Programme of the new IATA/UFTAA Course (one amongst 14 invitees out of 240 authorised training centres world over) - Malaysia-1999
Portugal, USA and Montreal, Canada to attend the annual IATA/UFTAA/FIATA
ATC and LC Meeting held on 14th and 15th November 2000-2000
Invited by an Airline Audit Firm in the U.K. to develop an Airline Auditor's Course
for employees to be recruited for their operations in India. -2001
Attended Lecturer's Workshop with Chameleon Training, U.K. to offer the British
Airways Fares and Ticketing Level 1, 2 and 3 courses in India. -2002
Travelled on STAR CRUISE - SUPERSTAR VIRGO 3N/4Days covering Singapore -Langkawi-Phuket-Singapore -2003
Completed SOUTH AFRICA FUNDI COURSE and visited South Africa on invitation from SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISM- visited Gauteng, Western Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal provinces-2004
Visited SRI LANKA including Kandy, Bentota, Colombo, Nuwara Eliya, Pinnawela Orphanage-2004
Visited Athens, Greece for the Olympic Games Event-2004
Visited Dubai in May and attended the Arabian Travel Mart (ATM) – the third largest travel fair in the world-2005
Visited EGYPT including Cairo, Alexandria, Hurghada and Nile Cruise across Aswan to Luxor via Kom Ombo, Edfu and Esna -2005
Attended ATB(Austrian Travel Business) in Vienna and visited Salzburg-2006
Attended BIT(Buy Italy) in Milan and visited South Italy including Naples, Capri, Salerno, Amalfi coast, Positano and Paestum-2006
Attended the International Destination Expo(IDE) organized by ASTA in Prague between 21-26 March and visited Ceský Krumlov, Karlovy Vary, Kutna Hora
and Ceský Sternberkin the Czech Republic as well as UNESCO village of HolaSovice and Pisek-2006Visited Singapore and Krabi, Thailand-2006
Attended BRITE 2006 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil-2006
Visited TURKEY for Formula 1 Grand Prix in August (Second Edition) in Istanbul as well as visited parts of Eastern and Central Anatolia including Cappadocia, Kusadasi, Pamukkale-2006
Visited NEW ZEALAND on SELF DRIVE FAMILY – places include Auckland, Bay of Islands, Bay of Plenty, Mt. Maunganui, Rotorua, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Christchurch, Franz Josef Glacier, Mt.Cook – experienced adventures such as Skydiving from 12000 feet, Bungee Jumping from 43 m, Swoop, Zorbing, Shotover Jet, Off road adventure, whale watching at Kaikoura, scenic flight to Cape Reinga,
helicopter landing at Franz Josef Glacier, Middle Earth Tour by Nomad Safari, Sailing on ex-America Cup grand prix racing yacht at Auckland Harbour, Hagglund ride at International Antarctic Centre, etc.-2006
Visited AUSTRALIA on TOURISM FAMIL – places include Cairns ,Sydney and environs - experiences include Snorkelling in the Outer Barrier Reef, Hot Air Ballooning, Kuranda Skyrail and Kuranda Village, visit to Tjapukai, Cairns Tropical Zoo, Green Island in Cairns;Discovery Bridge Climb; Skytower and Oztrek, Sydney Showboat in Sydney and Scenic World and Edge Cinema in Blue Mountains-2007
London,U.K ; Paris and Eurodisney, France-2007
Visited Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt as well as St.Catherine Monastery, Moses Mountain and Ras Mohamed-2007
Visited Poland on invitation of Poland Tourist Office – places include Warsaw, Kazimierz, Baranów Sandomierski, Krynica Zdroj, Little Poland,Beskid Sadecki Range, Peininy and Tatra Mountains, Zakopane, Gubalówka
Mountain, Strazyska Valley, UNESCO listed Wieliczka Salt Mine, Krakow -2007
Visited Saxony on invitation of Saxony Tourism – places include Dresden, Radebeul including Wackerbath Castle State Winery, Saxon Switzerland, Rammenau Castle, Görlitz, Bautzen, Upper Lusatia, Leipzig, Auerbach’s Cellar, Meissen -2007 Visited
South Africa as incentive tour leader for a Corporate Incentive group comprising of 143 participants and isited Johannesburg, Lion Park and Sun City -2008
Visited Kenya on invitation from Kenya Tourism and Kenya Airways – places include Nairobi, Samburu, Maasai Mara and Mombasa-2008
Attended the International Destination Expo (IDE) organized by ASTA in Lyon between 12-16 April and specialized as destination expert on France, Rail Travel in Europe, River Barges and Cruises in France, Top 10 European Honeymoon Experiences that will WOW customers and capturing France’s Best Spots for Soft Adventure Clients. Also visited eaujolais Wine Region including Villefranche-sur-Saône, Vaux-en-Beaujolais and Chateau of Montmelas-Saint-Sorlin-2008
Visited Germany including Frankfurt; Ruedesheim, St.Goar and Koblenz as part of the scenic cruise on the Rhine river covering the Upper Rhine Valley(a UNESCO World Heritage Site);Heidelberg; Freiburg; Scenic Rail Tour thru the Black Forest covering Titisee, Donauseschingen and Triberg; Europapark in Rust;Munich;Legoland; Garmisch-Partenkirschen and Zugspitze- the top of Germany; Linderhof Palace,
Oberammergau and Neuschwanstein Castle-2008
Visited Germany on invitation from GNTO to Magic Cities including Frankfurt; Ruedesheim; Hannover- royal gardens of Herrenhausen, Marienburg Castle ; Hamburg – Miniatur Wunderland, Harbour city and Alster lake cruise; Berlin- City tour and Schloss Charlottenburg-2008
Visited Shanghai, China to attend Kiwilink organized by Tourism New Zealand-2008 Attended Germany Travel Mart (GTM) in Rostock and did a post convention tour covering Dessau, Wörlitz (Saxony Anhalt), Weimar and Erfurt (Thuringia) and Dresden (Free State of Saxony)-2009
Visited Turkey – Istanbul, Princes Island, Bodrum, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Adaland and Sirince Village-2009
Attended India Mega Famil and Workshop (IMFW) in Gold Coast, Australia and also visited Ayers Rock and Tangalooma (ex-Brisbane). Experiences around Gold Coast included Dreamworld, Glow Worm Tour, Tweed River cruise, Tropical Fruit World , Catch-a-Crab, Conrad Jupiter show. Northern Territory experiences included were Sounds of Silence, visit to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park including Valley of Winds and Helicopter ride, Camel to Sunrise Tour and Kuniya Sunset Tour. Tangalooma experiences Include Quad Biking, Whale Watching and Dolphin Feeding-2009
Visited Jordan for Site Inspection on a FAM organized by Jordan Tourism Board covering Amman, Aqaba, Jerash, Ajloun, Petra, Dead Sea, Jordan Beyond Bethany, 2009 Madaba including Mount Nebo and Wadi Rum.-2009
Visited ITB Asia in Singapore-2009
Visited South Africa – Johannesburg, Capetown, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Spier, Hermanus and Gaansbaai for site inspection organized by South African Tourism and Southern Sun Chain of Hotels. Also attended Miss World 2009 held in Johannesburg-2009

Member of club/ organization
-Bombay Presidency Radio Club (B.P.R.C)
-National Sports Club of India (N.S.C.I.)
-Amateur Riders' Club (A.R.C.)
-Colaba Sailing Club (C.S.C.)
-Colaba-Cuffe Parade Citizens' Group
-Bombay Natural History Society (B.N.H.S.)
-Advertising Standards Council of India (A.S.C.I.)
-Active member of SKAL Club (International Association of Travel and Tourism Professionals), Spain
Life Member of
-Consumer Guidance Society of India (C.G.S.I.)
-Dr. Homi Bhabha Reference Library
-Dr. H.D.Kanga Memorial Library

Organization Memberships:
-Indian Merchants' Chamber (I.M.C.)
-Travel School Member of American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), USA
-Travel Agents' Federation of India (TAFI)
-Travel Agents' Association of India (TAAI) - allied member
-MVIRDC World Trade Centre, Mumbai
-World Association for Hospitality and Tourism Training (AMFORHT), France
-Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) - COMPACT TRAVELS
-recognized by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) –

Other Information
Given Career talks in schools/colleges on
a) Careers in Airline Industry
b) IATA qualifications
c) Importance of learning foreign languages
Participated in career/vocational guidance information on A.I.R. (Vividh Bharati) -Radio Doordarshan Metro Appeared in a live television programme on foreign languages on ZEE BUSINESS Channel on 30th August 2005

Prepared papers
a) IHCTM brochures
b) RBCS Career Information brochure
c) IMFAA brochures
d) Vacation brochures
e) Crusaders - to expose institutes adopting malpractices in education
f) Documentation for hosting RBCS group on the internet
g) Language curriculi for French,German,Spanish and Italian languages taught at RBCS
h) Radio Programme Script for "Opportunities Today thru Power Learning"

Written articles for leading publications like Times of India group, Indian Express group,
Daily, Afternoon, Education Times ,etc. on:

a) Air Cargo Industry
b) Travel and Airline Industry
c) IATA qualifications
d) Learning foreign languages
e) Travel Diary
f) Exploring India
g) Tourism Opportunities in the new Millennium
h) Education Scams in India

Participated in Marathons
- 7 kilometres Dream Run on 18th January 2004 - Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM)
- 7 kilometres Dream Run on 16th January 2005-Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM)
- 21.097 kilometres Half Marathon on 15 January 2006, clocked 2:13:37-Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM)
- 21.097 kilometres Half Marathon on 21 January 2007, clocked 2:08:28-Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM)
- 21.097 kilometres Half Marathon on 20 January 2008, clocked 2:10:12-Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM)
- 21.097 kilometres Half Marathon on 17 January 2010, clocked 2:13:42-Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM)
-21.097 kilometres Half Marathon on 16 January 2011, clocked 2:01:49-Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM)
-21.097 kilometres Half Marathon on 27 November 2011, clocked 1:58:07-Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM)
-21.097 kilometres Half Marathon on 15 January 2012, clocked1:54:59-Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM)
-21.097 kilometres Half Marathon on 12 February 2012, clocked 1:59:00-Auroville Half Marathon, Pondicherry
-42.195 kilometres Marathon on 21 October 2012, clocked 4:11:11-TCS Amsterdam Marathon, Netherlands
-42.195 kilometres Marathon on 20 January 2013, clocked 4:24:44-Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM)
-42.195 kilometres Marathon on 22 September 2013, clocked 4:00:42-IWB Basel Marathon, Switzerland
-42.195 kilometres Marathon on 17 June 2017, clocked 5:07:07-Midnight Sun Marathon, Tromso, Norway
-21.097 kilometres Half Marathon on 21 January 2018, clocked 2:05:04-Tata Mumbai Marathon (TMM)
-21.097 kilometres Half Marathon on 11 February 2018, clocked 2:01:44-Hiranandani Thane Half Marathon (HTHM)

My personal mission statement
To pursue my objective of imparting quality education with total zeal, enthusiasm and involvement keeping ethics, welfare, values and excellence as guiding factor. To be an effective leader, to live life to the fullest at personal and professional level enriched with values and satisfaction through service.