Ashish SanghrajkaGo to All Board Members
With decades of experience in the travel industry, Ashish Sanghrajka serves as President of Big Five Tours & Expeditions, a luxury North American tour operator specializing in bespoke/tailor-made private journeys in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the South Pacific. Beyond superior service and amazing private fully customized adventures, Big Five honors the best practices of sustainable and socially responsible luxury travel, promoting cultural preservation, community integrity, and conservation of natural resources.
Sanghrajka began to learn about the family travel company at an early age. As a child, he saw firsthand the value of customer relationships when clients often dined with his family in their Nairobi home. In the mid-1980s, his family relocated to New York, and later Florida. He became president of Big Five Tours & Expeditions at the end of 2008 -taking the helm from his father, Mahen Sanghrajka, who continues as CEO.
Sanghrajka’s passion and vision drive Big Five’s innovative approaches to increased guest satisfaction. That includes Big Five’s premier 24-Hour White Glove Service® guest assistance, which he launched in 2009. It encompasses a wide range of services that can be tailored to each guest and includes complimentary trip interruption insurance. Ashish is a member of the Virtuoso Sustainability Council, a founding member of Luxe Pages, and most recently, co-founded ME Ecuador, a newly launched collaborative that prioritizes pathways to visibility for indigenous communities, artisans and artists among travelers, travel advisors and travel providers.
Born in Kenya and based in Stuart, Florida, Sanghrajka’s previous experience includes working as an economic analyst and trainer in the Capital Markets Division of a Fortune 500 firm. Sanghrajka attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, graduating with a degree in political science, with a special focus on international economics.