Heinrich-Ludger Heuberg, Chairman, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. welcomes three new

Members to the Board of Directors.


Mr. Ramesh Savoor, Mr. M.K. Sharma, Mr. Krishnan Ramachandran join the League of the Board.


Mumbai, June 30, 2009:


Thomas Cook India Limited (TCIL) recently inducted three new members to its Board of Directors. Allthree members are of high repute and respected professionals from Industry


Amongst the new Board of Directors are


Ramesh Savoor, who has spent 34 years with Castrol India Ltd., 12 of these, as Chief Executive and Managing Director. He has worked in various capacities in the company, starting off as a Management Trainee and working his way up to reach the top as its Managing Director. Under his leadership Castrol India grew from being a minor oil company to becoming the Number 2 lubricant company in India and the second largest Castrol Company worldwide. Currently he is a Director on the Board of several leading companies.


M. K. Sharma, who retired as the Vice-Chairman of Hindustan Lever Limited in May 2007. He joined Hindustan Lever Limited in 1974 as Legal Manager and worked in various areas including taxation, shares and legal. He was inducted into the Board of Hindustan Lever Limited in August 1995 and was the vice Chairman from April 2000 till May 2007. Currently he is a Director on the Board of several leading companies.


Krishnan Ramachandran, who was earlier with the Tata Administrative Service (TAS). The major part of Kris's (as he is known in the industry) career has been with two Companies: fourteen with Philips Electronics and seventeen with Voltas, a Tata Group Company, and his experience has been across a wide range of assignments. He is currently engaged with the Aditya Birla Group as an Advisor for the Group's Higher Education Projects.


On the occasion of the 3 members coming on Board Mr. Heuberg said “I am delighted to have the opportunity of welcoming three new members to the Board Of Directors. All of them are highly accomplished professionals and each has achieved much success within the organizations they have worked. I have every confidence that with their vast experience and knowledge Thomas Cook will continue to develop successfully.”


About Thomas Cook (India) Limited

Thomas Cook (India) offers a broad spectrum of travel and related services such as Foreign Exchange, Packaged & Customized Holidays, travel insurance, Pre Paid Cards etc. as well as hotel and flight reservations. Thomas Cook has been present in India for over 127 years and operates over 160 offices at various locations in the country and has operations in Sri Lanka & Mauritius. It employs around 2,500 employees all over. In its initiative to be a ‘One Stop Shop’, the Company offers a range of travel and financial services / products to its customers. Additional information on Thomas Cook (I) Limited is available on the Company website www.thomascook.in


About Thomas Cook Group plc

Thomas Cook Group plc is one of the world’s leading leisure travel groups with sales of £8.8 billion, 22.3million customers, 31,000 employees, a fleet of 93 aircraft and a network of over 3,400 owned and franchised travel stores and interests in 86 hotels and resort properties. It operates under five geographic segments in 21 countries, and is number one or two in all its core markets.


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