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Harvinder Singh Duggal – Managing Director
Managing Director of Minar Travels, Mr. Harvinder Singh Duggal is well recognized in the Travel industry in India and abroad as a successful entrepreneur and an outstanding business professional. An honours graduate with a degree in Commerce from Delhi University, and a masters in Business Management, Harvinder Singh Duggal, as he is known to one and all, spent the first nine years of his professional life with the Tata Group of Companies. A deep entrepreneurial urge and vision found fulfillment when Minar Travels, Berlin invited him to set up the India enterprise to handle German tourists. Harvinder Singh Duggal established Minar Travels (India) Pvt. Ltd. in New Delhi in 1992. It had a modest beginning, with ‘one employee and a princely sum of Rs. One Lakh’, but within a year the company was earning awards and Harvinder Singh Duggal quickly expanded the scope of its business to include aviation services, tourist charters and destination management.
Nothing deters Mr. Duggal. He is a creative thinker and visionary who approached markets before others ventured there. When he saw potential for business from Russia, and language may have proved a barrier for some, Harvinder Singh Duggal learned Russian! To him goes the credit of building the travel business from Moscow, Siberia, Almaty, Tehran, and Ulanbatoor among other places. These markets added to Minar’s business in a big way. They also opened new horizons for Indian tourism. Now the company is present in more than 32 countries with inroads in the markets of Latin America, Europe and Asia.
Harvinder Singh Duggal vision is not merely about commercial success, but includes enabling job and wealth creation for his country, and fostering harmony amongst peoples through travel. Minar leads as one of the biggest Aviation Services and Destination Management Companies in the country, with 8 offices in India and 5 overseas. It is the GSA for 8 airlines, and services tourists from 32 countries across the world.
The company’s success is clearly its owner’s achievement. Always a high performer during his academic and professional life, Harvinder Singh Duggal has received numerous accolades from global and Indian partners, and been awarded National Tourism Awards at least 8 times.
Harvinder Singh Duggal is a business leader with high values and a strong sense of business ethics, which he not only practices but also inculcates in all members of the Minar team. He has an abiding belief in the power of teams and innovation, lays great trust in his people is deeply invested in their growth and well-being. Minar Travels today is a sought after employer in the tourism trade in India, and employs more than 200 people.
A man with a vision for society, Harvinder Singh Duggal is a philanthropist who is closely associated with the Holy Family Ashaniwas. He contributes and supports projects that provide shelter, education and rehabilitation for girls, and has personally adopted orphans to guide them to happier, responsible lives. Harvinder Singh Duggal is also on the board of various educational institutes.
Paramjit Singh Duggal – Executive Director
P S Duggal, banking professional sought voluntary retirement from ANZ Bank to join Mr. H.S. Duggal in the growth story of Minar. He looks after the entire Administration & Accounts of the Company.
Madan Kak – COO – Tours Division
Madan a veteran in Travel Industry joined Minar in 2011. He has spent about 40 years in the industry in cross functional roles. During the course of his career he has managed multi aspects of the business including Operation, Sales, Vendor Management and Quality Control. His relationship with industry partners is his biggest asset. Madan holds a masters degree from Kashmir University and chose a career in travel industry to a government job. He has attended many tourism related courses and seminars. He is widely travelled in India and abroad and has a strong understanding of Tourism in India. In his present role Madan is responsible for managing Inbound, Domestic and MICE Business.