Our Team

Vesna Tour’s evolution has been led by the vision and the spirit of each of its team members. The growing team is consistently implementing innovation and technology to ensure that we will meet the changing demands of the rapidly changing travel market. By combining our experience in collaboration, professionalism, creativity and travel industry knowledge we ensure that you will have an unforgettable experience with us.

Mishkat Ahmad
Founder & CEO

Mishkat is the Founder of Vesna Tours. Launched in 2011, Vesna Tours today is the leading Destination Management Company in Education Travel. Armed with Bachelors degree in Mathematics and Masters in Tourism, Mishkat entered the travel industry in the International conference and events verticle. After almost two decades and working with some of the industry leaders, Mishkat decided to venture out on his own and began Vesna Tours. Being a pioneer in this segment, Mishkat is well known across the industry. He has been instrumental in bringing a structure to this segment and opening new market for Indian subcontinent and various other regions. Due to his consistent phenomenal service delivery he garners long-term partnerships, with all his clients. A born planner, Mishkat works with passion, honesty and integrity. His interests include travelling, cooking, sketching and playing table tennis.

Muskaan Gairola
Director

Muskaan is the Director for Vesna Tours and has been attached with the company since its inception. A Graduate in English literature and Travel & Tourism Management, Muskaan has over a decades of work experience in travel specializing in the field of Education, Business and Corporate Travel. Before joining hands with Vesna, she has worked with some of the largest travel companies for many years. Muskaan has been truly significant in Vesna’s growth with her expert negotiation skills, strong customer relations and innovative marketing ideas for the company. Her eye for detail and innate leadership qualities allow her to spearhead all major events undertaken by the company. Muskaan has a fantastic knowledge & understanding of Global Education Business. Other than her passion for work, Muskaan has a love for reading, travelling, socializing, painting and interior designing.

Reshma Naqvi
General Manager – Business Development

Reshma, a born cancerian ruled by moon and having water as element is very intuitive and ferociously protective. Globetrotting being her passion forced her into tourism earning a post graduate degree in Travel and Tourism. 20 years back when people thought of becoming doctor or engineer it was her vehemence to pursue her career in leisure industry to facilitate the global excursionists. Being a thorough professional she understands a wayfarer’s needs and expectations and always lived up to it. Her unswerving dedication towards her partners’ delight earned her a very high degree of reputation among industry veterans in India and abroad as well. Working with some of the largest destination management companies, her entrepreneurial traits made her to join hands with Vesna to go one step further in realizing the dreams of voyager

Mohd. Fahad Khan
Sr. Manager – Operations

Fahad works as the Sr. Manager Operation and leads the Operations team in education segment. With a post-graduate degree in Travel & Tourism, he has almost a decades experience in the industry and has worked with some of the largest companies in the country. With wide experience of travel within India and UAE, Fahad has fantastic exposure to ascertain & provide complete logistical solution to travelers. His skills at operations management are unsurpassed. A great negotiator and planner, Fahad experts in arranging events, tours and Students Industrial visits combined with leisure activities. With his honesty and dedication, he is truly an asset to the company. His interests include playing cricket, travelling, socializing and spending time with his daughters.

Sanjay Agarwal
Team Manager – Finance & Accounts

Sanjay joined Vesna Tours in 2013 as Deputy Manager of Accounts and Finance and leads the accounting team. He has been closely involved in overseeing and streamlining the Company's financial planning, costing, management, taxation, legal administration and commercial functions. Sanjay is a qualified MBA and possesses an overall work experience of almost a decade. Having worked with various financial companies in diverse segments before joining Vesna Tours, Sanjay has developed strong interpersonal and managerial skills. Always high in energies, Sanjay likes participating in every fun activity organized in the office. Other than work, Sanjay likes to stay fit, watch movies, play cricket and keep himself updated with what’s happening around the world.

International Representation

Kathy Williams Pattison
US consultant

Kathy Pattison has had a long career as an admission professional with experience in developing and implementing recruiting strategies to meet institutional goals for graduate business schools. She began her career in graduate admissions at the NYU Stern School of Business and has served as Assistant Dean for admissions and financial aid at Fordham University’s MBA program, as well as Director of Admissions at The Mason School of Business at The College of William and Mary. Currently she is an Educational Consultant and Tour Leader for The MBA Tour. She leads tours in East Asia and India where she has experienced firsthand the exceptional program planning and high level customer support provided by Mishkat Ahmad and his team. She has been representing Vesna in North America since its inception.

Philip Cooke
UK Consultant

Philip Cooke is the face of Vesna Tours in the UK. Philip is an international marketing, public relations and representation expert based in Gloucestershire, England. His academic achievements include an MBA in International Tourism Management, the London School of Journalism Diploma in Feature Writing and an international marketing scholarship at the Kellogg Management School, Northwestern University, Illinois. Philip has a strong background in education and international marketing and business development, journalism and PR, international representation and project management and he is also an External Examiner in International Tourism and Media at the London University of the Arts and a lecturer and writer in the field of tourism and urban regeneration

Billie Mullick
Canadian Consultant

Billie is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of service at Canada’s third largest university, She was part of the senior management team in Finance and Administration, Institutional Planning and Student Services. She has served on various university committees and Task Forces, including a Task Force that set the direction for the university’s internalization activities. Following her employment stint she established her own company providing consulting services in Canadian Higher Education. She has worked with the Schulich School of Business, screening and recruiting MBA applicants, as well as marketing Schulich’s executive education programs to corporations in India and the Middle East. She has also advised other clients in the education sector as well as the Canadian Consulate on strategies for recruiting both undergraduate and graduate students. Originally from Mumbai, India, she has lived in the United States and Canada. Her solid understanding of the education and business environments in both India and North America as well as cultural nuances and service expectations has enabled her to assist her clients navigate complex situations and challenges at home and abroad.

Vesna has got associate offices across Indian Sub-continent, UAE, Qatar, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Advisory Board

M. Baskaran (Chris)

Chris has travelled all over the world and has an in-depth understanding of specific needs and wants of Domestic and International tourists. Over the years he has travelled globally and boasts exceptional networking skills. With over 20 years of experience, Chris brings dedication, commitment and the highest quality standards to every project that he undertakes. Being a professional architect and a landscape specialist, Chris utilizes both traditional and contemporary ideas in his market research. His valuable experience is sure to lead Vesna Tours to greater heights.

Monis Muzaffar

Monis lives in California, United States. He is a senior technology executive working for a large global consulting firm and focuses on managing large technology project that takes him around the world. He brings extensive global travel experience to our organization and provides broad perspective on the ever changing needs of business travelers, new trends and expectation for international events and conferences.

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