Our Founder

The multifaceted problem solver

Shawn Mendes is the Founder of Big Blue Road India Pvt. Ltd. (BBRi) – a business transformation consultancy that specialises in the Travel, Tourism, Hospitality, Leisure and Government sectors.

Throughout his more than 14 years experience in travel and tourism, he has been the innovator of numerous techo-marketing platforms and initiatives, both in the private and government sectors of the travel industry. He is innately a problem solver, having created simple solutions to complex problems.  

Shawn has built his career around enabling global companies to pivot, transform and capitalise on rapid growth opportunities. He has held key positions managing the business of brands such as Carnival Cruise Lines, Hertz Rent A Car, and Expedia Travel Agent Affiliate Programme in India. 

Shawn holds a Master of Strategic Marketing from Cranfield School of Management (UK) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics and Electronics from St. Xavier’s College (India). He is also an accredited market research professional from the Market Research Society (UK).

Shawn is also an ambassador on the Ideas for Goa Program, a regular speaker and mentor at multiple universities, and also manages a privately held fund for Indian startups.

And when he’s not working, you’ll find him indulging in his passions of travel, yachting, scuba diving, kayaking, and getting outdoors every chance he can.