Sujata Raman is Regional Managing Director for Abercrombie & Kent Australia/Asia Pacific, a position she has held for more than a decade. Passionate about seeing the world and experiencing its cultures, Sujata has lived on three continents and travelled to all seven. Sujata graduated in Economics from the American University in Cairo and started her career in travel with Sheraton Hotels in Egypt. In 1984, she joined Abercrombie & Kent Egypt as Travel Manager, managing their Australian business. Abercrombie & Kent set up operations in Australia in the late 1980s, and in 1990 Sujata moved to Melbourne as Marketing Manager to develop the fledgling Australian business. She has been with A&K ever since, seeing the business grow into an award-winning luxury travel company employing more than 100 permanent staff in Australia & New Zealand. A&K’s outbound tour operations sit alongside a successful inbound DMC business, and extensive cruise ground handling operations. Sujata is also chair of Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy, a registered Australian charity that supports more than 40 philanthropy projects around the world.