VFS Global Appoints GB Srithar as Head of Tourism Services

VFS Global appoints GB Srithar as Head of Tourism Services to lead specialised services to support client governments in enhancing tourism and trade activities. With over 27 years of experience, Srithar joins from the Singapore Tourism Board

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VFS Global, the renowned outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, has appointed GB Srithar as the Head of Tourism Services, effective from February 1, 2024.


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GB Srithar, Head of Tourism Services, VFS Global


Bringing with him over 27 years of extensive experience, Srithar joins VFS Global from the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), where he held various key roles, including Area Director for South India & Sri Lanka and Regional Director overseeing marketing and tourism development across multiple regions.

In his new role, Srithar will play a pivotal role in providing specialised services in Travel, Trade, and Tourism to support VFS Global's client governments in achieving their strategic objectives of enhancing tourism and trade in their respective countries.

Zubin Karkaria, Founder and CEO of VFS Global, expressed confidence in Srithar's appointment, citing his wealth of experience and proven track record. Srithar himself expressed enthusiasm for his new role, emphasising the opportunity to collaborate with client governments globally to promote and enhance Travel, Trade, and Tourism Services.

This appointment underscores VFS Global's commitment to attracting top talent to strengthen its management team and business development efforts. The company's focus on human capital development is evident through its "People First" core value, reflected in its recent Glassdoor rating of 4.01 out of 5 for 2023.

Srithar, a Singapore national, holds Bachelor's degrees in Sociology and English Language, as well as a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) from the National University of Singapore.

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