Role Players 2024

World Innovation Congress & Awards

Santosh Sharma

Founder & CEO - BookMyJet
Co-Founder & CEO - Foresee Aviation

“If You Are Working on Something That You Really Care About, You Don’t Have to Be Pushed. The Vision Pulls You.”

The words by Steve Jobs are highly inspiring and sums up my life’s statement in a couple of lines. Aeroplanes are my passion and I really care about the aviation industry. This has not only made my entrepreneur journey a pleasurable one, but also pulls me towards new ideas and innovations to make Indian private jet industry the best in the world.

Ever since I have co-founded Foresee Aviation in 2009, my life has become filled with purpose and meaning. It is not about individual growth or the corporate expansion, but the growth of the entire private jet industry in India & globally and seeing it at an elevated level, yet within the budget of the common man.

We have served several national and international clients and have bagged prestigious awards like ‘Best Air Charter company in North India’ (by DDPL), ‘India Best 5000 MSME Award’ (for outstanding contribution to the general aviation industry), and ‘UP Brand Leadership Award 2019’, The CEO Story 10 Most Admired Companies to Watch Out for in 2019, 50 Fabulous Innovative Leaders Award in 2020, The Brand Story India’s Leading Brand 2022 & India’s Top Mind 2022 & many more.

I entered the business aviation industry in 2005 as a Sales Manager and within a span of 1 year, I was being promoted 3 times to a position of DGM - Sales & Marketing. However, the lack of system and organization in the industry appalled me, forcing me to co-found Foresee Aviation with a vision to provide superior and streamlined services to the customers.

While Foresee Aviation is scaling new heights in the industry of business aviation, I along with my partner, Ajuka Mahajan strongly felt the need to integrate technology in our business. It was this thought that led us to the birth of our latest venture - BookMyJet. Book My Jet is the single national-level platform for private jet booking that allows you convenient, easy, and transparent booking service at your fingertips. The best thing about the app is its affordability. You can easily book a private jet or helicopter of your choice at a price that fits your budget. We started working on it since 2018 & finally, formally launched its beta version in 2021. It is so heartening to see the tremendous response to this concept. Our vision it to create world’s first marketplace for business aviation to assist everyone working in this industry with one-stop solution via technology. BookMyJet would be formally launched in June 2024.

I am also working very closely with quite a good number of startups especially who are in their early stages. I already have 3 companies in my portfolio - Kidbea, FYDO and Wuelev8. I am also in advance level talks with couple of more startups for strategic investment.

As I complete 25 years of my working career, I am even more motivated to scale newer heights not just in the field of aviation that I am so passionate about but also in the field of entrepreneurship & education.