As Executive Director of the Bird Group of Companies, Dr. Ankur Bhatia provides strategic vision and direction to the consortia of the Bird Group of Companies. At 43, he manages the diversification charter at the Bird Group, which today is a business conglomerate with a turnover in excess of USD 150 million. His focus is on devising blue ocean strategies that strengthen the overall brand proposition and accelerate a leap in core business value by exploring new growth avenues for building uncontested market leadership.
Dr. Ankur Bhatia has been appointed the Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Liberia in New Delhi by Her Excellency the President of the Republic of Liberia. In this role, Ankur serves as the official representative of the Republic of Liberia in India.
Dr. Ankur Bhatia is credited with bringing in the Amadeus Brand for the Group which is today the market leader in providing travel technology for travel agents & airlines in the Indian sub-continent. He also steered the company's entry into new areas, including:
Pioneering the BPO wave in the travel domain: Whilst still pursuing his degree in Software Engineering from King's College, University of London, he piloted Reservation Data Maintenance (India) Pvt. Ltd. (RDM), an IT enabled Software Development and Service Support company for managing back-end airline operations and inventory control. RDM was the first Indian BPO, which was established in 1993. Today this successful organization has a more than 800 strong work force with an enviable list of airline clients in its portfolio.
Setting up a chain of uber luxury hotels and resorts in New Delhi, Rishikesh, Jaipur and Goa marking the Group’s foray in the hospitality space under Bird Hospitality Services; wherein the company will set-up exclusive properties in India and across the world under Roseate Hotels & Resorts.
Leading the Luxury brand management mandate at the group which entails the roll-out of the BMW dealer network, Luxury Yachts with European Luxury Yacht manufacturer Cranchi and 'On demand corporate business jets' and Airline Management Services with Regourd Aviation.
Marking the group's IT Services and R&D foray with Bird Information Systems (BIS), another of his extremely successful ventures, providing state-of-the-art technology and backend solutions to airlines .
Growing Amadeus India into a leading GDS in the subcontinent with a market share of over 57 percent. The company today has a 700 plus strong team of professionals across more than 45 Branch Offices catering to the needs of travel organizations in 200 cities spread across the length and width of India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Maldives.
After completing his basic education from Modern School, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, Dr. Ankur Bhatia proceeded to King's College, University of London for a degree in Computer Science. Elder of the two sons of a successful and affluent business family, Dr. Ankur Bhatia resides in New Delhi representing the entrepreneurial spirit of the Indian Youth.