ETW STAFF – Mumbai
Zubin Karkaria, chief executive officer – VFS Global Group, has been appointed as a member of the executive board of Kuoni Group effective March 21, 2013. Besides continuing in his existing role, he will also take on the role executive board member, and will now report to the chief executive officer of Kuoni Group, Peter Rothwell. Simultaneously, VFS Global has been made a separate business division of Kuoni Group.
As a member of the executive board, Zubin will play a role in the strategic direction and decision-making of the 106 year-old Kuoni Group. The executive board, whose members include the CEO, CFO, and Business Division heads of the group, is the preeminent managerial body of Kuoni Group. Incidentally, Zubin is the first Asian to serve on the executive board of Kuoni Group.