Mayank joined Pathways in January 2019 as an Immigration Administrator, supporting other advisers with their caseload and clerical work, while studying to become an adviser. Mayank became a Licensed Immigration Adviser (Provisional) in August 2019.
Mayank is originally from New Delhi, India, and held a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Delhi and a Bachelor of Science (Hotel Management) from the National Council of Hotel Management in India. He came to New Zealand as an international student along with his family in 2014, and successfully completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Hotel Management from Pacific International Hotel Management School in New Plymouth where his research on hotels’ online reputation management was published in the institute’s journal. As a migrant, Mayank experienced the challenges associated with settling in a new country with a young family, which motivated him to move into the immigration industry and help other migrants with their journeys.
Mayank brings with him close to two decades of experience in the hotel and hospitality industry in India and New Zealand having started his hospitality career with Hyatt Hotels in 2001 as a Chef. Mayank moved into Hotel Front Office Operations with Le Méridien Hotels and worked in management positions with international hotel giants like the InterContinental Hotels Group, Carlson Hospitality, ITC Hotels, and homegrown Sudima Hotels. In New Zealand, Mayank also managed large restaurants, including the Kiwi-favourite Cobb & Co. His varied and global experience gives Mayank a very strong understanding of all aspects of hotel and hospitality industry operations and revenue management.
Mayank is fluent in English and Hindi, and understands a few other regional Indian languages. Mayank is in the process of completing his fourth degree, which occupies a lot of his time outside work. When he is not studying, he enjoys family time playing a few boards of carrom, cooking with his son, or packing a picnic and hitting the road (weather dependant!). Mayank is happy to be living his dream.