Regional Director - South Asia Pacific
Vikas Bhola is currently Regional Director for the South East Asian region where he is responsible for developing and executing business strategy across one of the company’s fastest growing regions. Prior to this he was the Area Manager for India in April, 2014 before he took on the role of Regional Manager for the Indian Subcontinent in April 2016.
Vikas came to Booking.com from Kempinski Hotels, where he opened Kempinski Ambience Hotel Delhi as Director of Marketing. Prior to Kempinski, he held various senior positions with Marriott and Hyatt hotels in Sales and Operations.
Vikas has his Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management from Institute of Hotel Management, Chandigarh, India. He also has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow and has certification in Advanced Management from Harvard Business School’s Executive Education.
Vikas is also an investor in startups and has invested in 3, B2C tech start-ups.
Kristian Valk, Founder & CEO, Hotelchamp
Vikas Bhola, Regional Director - South Asia Pacific, Booking.com