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Mr. Rajiv K. Vij

Managing Director
Carzonrent (India Pvt. Ltd.)
On 30th July 2013

Mr. Rajiv K. Vij is a well known and established name in India automobile market. On his visit to ABS, he shared his entrepreneurial journey with students and made them understand about the importance of failures. He further guided students as to how important it is to be an entrepreneur. He mentioned the importance of studying a dual specialization management degree looking at the high expectation of corporate.

Speaker’s Profile: Having done his graduation from Hindu College, he followed it up with Post Graduation in Management from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University. A major part of his initial working years were within the Automobile Industry.

He held various positions at senior levels in Sales and Marketing with industry majors like Hindustan Motors before moving to Travel Industry . In the travel industry he can be credited with being instrumental in the growth and expanded reach of global car rental brands in India.

As Head of the Car Rental Business with International Travel House, an ITC group company, he was responsible for expanding and turning around the Europcar Brand in India. Having successfully established this segment, he went on to Head – Sales for all travel segments at Travel House reporting directly to the Board of Directors.

The entrepreneur in him saw an opportunity in working with the world’s largest car rental brand, Hertz and in 2001 he set up Carzonrent (India) Private Limited with a team of ‘like minded’ professionals. The company was appointed Master Licensee for Hertz International in this region. A hands on professional in this segment he spearheaded the expansion of Hertz in India and in a short period of 4 years he has taken the organization to the # 1 position in Car Rentals in India.

Having established a strong core team of professionals, he now spends more time in taking the organization into its next level. Primary focus is on building Carzonrent into an integrated passenger ground transportation company through expansion of the services portfolio into Self Drive, Fleet Management, Operating Lease and Low Cost Taxi Services.

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