A pioneer in the Indian Travel Industry, Mr. Inder Sharma joined in 1953 as a transfer assistant. In 1955, he was selected by SITA World Travel Inc., New York for a 6-month advanced training in Travel Management in the USA. After completing his training he returned to India and opened the first SITA office here in 1956.
He worked as the Regional Manager (India) from 1956 to 1963 post which he was promoted to the position of Vice President, Asia. In 1963, SITA World Travel Inc. was established as an Indian Private Limited Company and Mr. Sharma took charge as Managing Director. SITA India grew from strength to strength and by March 2000 it had over 23 pan-India offices and 9 international marketing offices.
With a Masters in Economics from Delhi University, Mr. Inder Sharma married Dr. Aruna Sharma, a Medical Practitioner. They have two children, daughter Neeraj married to Kavi Ghei and son Arjun married to Jyotsana. They have two grand daughters – Shreya Ghei and Amaraaha Sharma from Neeraj/Kavi and Arjun/Jyotsana respectively.