Founder & CEO, HolidayIQ
Hari is the Founder & CEO of HolidayIQ.com, India's first & largest travel community. At HolidayIQ, Hari focuses on trying to acquire feedback and insights from Indian travellers and uses these to provide high quality holiday advice to each & every Indian traveller. So far, HolidayIQ.com has been successful in getting 5 million Indian travellers to provide reviews and these are used by over 100 million Indian travellers every year to plan trips.
Hari is also the primary architect of India's most popular digital travel series, 'Conversations With Hari', in which he talks to some of India's most successful and interesting people on Travel and their 'Journey of Life'. 'Conversations With Hari' has now crossed 15 episodes with each episode garnering over 3 million views across Facebook & Youtube.
Hari also anchors a path-breaking radio travel show every week on Radio Indigo 91.9 FM in Bangalore. In this show, Hari's fascinating experiences of travel to all corners of India and the world are combined with his innate story-telling ability to create compelling travel inspiration for Indian travellers. These shows can be also found as podcasts on Sound Cloud & iTunes.
Hari is deeply passionate about fully leveraging the power of Tourism for India's economic development and regularly advises many Governments in India on this. He is also a sought- after speaker at various high-level domestic & international conferences on Tourism.
Prior to founding HolidayIQ, Hari had a 15-year career in management consulting & was a Partner at KPMG handling Project Finance for very large infrastructure projects such as privatisation of major airports in India, privatisation of the electricity distribution in Delhi, etc.
When not working, Hari can be found exploring many other eclectic interests such as Yoga, Ayurveda, Indian heritage, international fashion, water sports & future studies. Hari also loves food & is happy to try cuisines from every region.
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