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Ravi Sharma
Director – London, England

Ravi Sharma is one of the founder directors of Vira International UK. Ravi has lived and worked in the UK for over 25 yrs and brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise in successfully managing a business venture. Ravi has excellent interpersonal skills that make him popular with candidates in the country who look for his advice and guidance in placements as well as all matters relating to immigration and work permits. Ravi is a registered advisor with the OISC and heads the department taking care of all the work permit applications. In this capacity Ravi also assists new clients and old alike with any queries they may have in employing Non Eu nationals. For all queries relating to work permits and new business set up... Read More

Anjum Rajan
Managing Director - London, England

As the Managing Director of the UK and US operations for Vira, Anjum has catupulted the International arm as a recognisable brand and to a new height. Since establishing the UK branch in 2001, the company has grown from strength to strength, and the 16 person UK team is well trusted amongst the industry, both for their recruitment needs and immigration advise. The UK office is primarily responsible for liaising with our UK and US Clients, for Recruiting experienced chefs as well as for our various Internships and training programs. Our Focus for the areas of Business in the UK is Hospitality ! Recruiting chefs for our high street restaurant chains who are expanding rapidly. Whilst recruitment is our core business, Immigration... Read More

Amita Chaudhary
Operations Manager - London, England

Amita is an OISC certified immigration Advisor & is a CIPD Associate with over 8 years of extensive experience in Administration, Recruitment, HR policies and as an immigration advisor with Vira. Amita holds a Bachelor's degree in Science from Delhi University; Amita also has a CIPD accredited Master's Degree in Human Resource Management from University of Sheffield, UK. Amita joined Vira International in May 2010 and is responsible for the smooth operation of the Company’s business in London offices. Amita is the main point of contact for all clients and support team members with case work and other requirements for the company’s business in respect of all Recruitment and Immigration advice. Amita is responsible for... Read More

Tehseen B (Tisha)
Operations Director – India

Tehseen joined the Vira team in 2005 as a Recruitment executive for UK Chef placements. She later took charge as Operations Manager, supervising the day to day operations of the UK program, Fairmont Canada & SSP Singapore Recruitment drives, client trips , Reference documentation etc  & led the team till 2010 . Post a sabbatical she is now a part of the Vira family again as Operations Director for the USA J1 Internship program .Tisha has over 10 years of rich experience in Hospitality & Luxury Retail with Recruitment & Operations as her areas of specialization. Her association with Intercontinental Hotel as part of the Front Desk team at the very onset of her career & her experience as HR Manager with Swarovski &... Read More

Karan Singh Rajwar
Consultant - London, England

Karan has experience in Hospitality as well as FMCG industry. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Hotel Administration from IHM and a Master’s degree in International Business from Middlesex University – London. Karan possesses great interpersonal skills and ensures high standard service to the clients. With a positive attitude he likes taking up challenges and is a very enthusiastic person. Karan is responsible for the Business Development activities and helps the clients in resourcing the right candidate as per requirements. He is also responsible for screening/recruiting highly skilled workers for Canada. His role is to coordinate with Greece and Canadian counterparts for the effortless processing of candidates.... Read More

Sonali Pagare
Senior Program Manager - London, England

Sonali has been working with Vira International since August 2013. She hold a graduation degree in Sociology and PG diploma with International Air Transport Association (IATA). She has worked as a reception administration & tele marketer during her college days. She holds as experience of over 9 years for Delta Airlines in customer service.With her friendly & talkative nature, she easily connects with people around her and makes the environment really comfortable while communicating with the candidates & the clients; and her expertise in Public Speaking makes her a valuable & competent asset of the company. Working for Vira International and the immigration industry was a complete new experience for Sonali, but she quickly... Read More

Judyta Wystepek
Immigration Co-ordinator

Judy joined Vira International in October 2012. She holds Master’s Degree in Philosophy from Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Poland. With a passionate & friendly personality, she likes to be a part of productive team. With a positive outlook towards every situation, she always ensures to find solutions to any issue that arises. She has an eye for detail and works in an organised way.Highly motivated, ambitious and determined, these are her other personality traits and she loves taking up new challenges and tries to manage everything with her great adaptability skills. Judy had a very little knowledge over administration work. But owing to her fast learning & team working skills, she now takes care of company finances. When... Read More

Navin Pamnani
Program Manager – Mumbai, India

Navin has joined the company in October 2017, as Program Manager for J1 Internship/Training Exchange Visitor Program. He is a Science Graduate from University of Mumbai, and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from ITM Global Leadership Centre, Navi Mumbai. In his past employment experience of 5 years, spanning across various sectors within the Service Industry; Navin has been instrumental in Recruitment for service-oriented, client-facing, front-end positions majorly! He is adept at Stakeholder Management and believes in extending his Service to the External as well as Internal Clients alike! Navin liaises with the candidates to help them achieve their areas of interest, and ensures that the candidates are pleased... Read More

Suchita Chaugule
Program Manager - Mumbai, India

Suchita holds Master Degree in Commerce along with a Master’s Degree in Business administration. Suchita has more than 6 Years of experience in recruitment and is currently engaged with Vira as a Recruitment Consultant. Suchita is responsible for recruiting candidates for J1 Program which include screening, shortlisting, arranging interviews, ensuring smooth operation of the J1 application process and many more.

Bria Goddard
Administrator – London, England

Bria joined the company in September 2017 as a Receptionist & Office Administrator. She holds a BSc Degree in Psychology, United Kingdom. Bria has had previous experience being a Sales Associate for a jewellery company and later became a sales associate for another well-known food chain. Bria has multiple achievements’ during her academic years and she has become a well-rounded, well organized and cheerful individual. She completes all tasks delegated to her with up most professionalism. Her main aspiration is to qualify within the Clinical or Counselling field of Psychology. Her motto of the day is to always expand her knowledge by learning something new daily and always be kind to others. Finally, Bria enjoys spending quality time... Read More

J1 Internship Team

Internships in USA

Are you looking for a really fun and an extremely educational experience that will be a strong starting point for the rest of what will hopefully be... Read More