Naveen Kundu, Managing Director at EbixCash Travel Group for India, South East Asia and the Middle East, and Founder at Leisure Corp Pvt. Ltd., has been selected to be featured in the 100 Inspirational Leaders of Asia 2022 in the Travel & Tourism category. Kundu has been a part of famous international hotel chains in various positions before he founded Leisure Corp from ground zero, which went on to become India’s leading MICE company, competing with global companies to render services to India’s big corporates and leading brands. He eventually decided to affiliate his prescience with a multinational organisation and received offers for a buyout from large companies like Kuoni and TUI, but his belief in taking his visions global was understood well by the chairman of Ebix Inc., Robin Raina, and therefore, they went on to acquire Leisure Corp in 2018.
Naveen’s vision and passion are deep-rooted in Indian tourism and its development and growth. The same is reflected in the recognition he has been awarded over the years, the most prestigious of which being a two-time National Tourism Award winner, awarded by the President of India for his unending contribution to the domestic tourism and MICE industry. His other awards include a Gold and Silver award from the event industry’s biggest recognition platform in Asia and the Middle East – WOW Awards; a Today’s Traveller award for being the Best MICE operator in India; and a Brands Academy award for Best MICE operator in India.