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FLIGHT CENTRE TRAVEL GROUP INDIA EXECUTIVE TEAM

Rakshit

Rakshit Desai

Managing Director - India, Flight Centre Travel Group
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Rakshit Desai

Managing Director - India, Flight Centre Travel Group
Rakshit heads Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) in India comprising the market-leading FCM and Corporate Traveller brands, the fast-growing Travel Tours retail network, the Travel Money India currency business and the FCM Incoming South Asian DMC. Frequently quoted on industry and economic issues and a regular speaker at trade events, Rakshit also featured in the 2015 Edition of the Economic Times - Spencer Stuart 'top 40 under forty' business leaders list.
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gaurav

Gaurav Luthra

Chief Operating Officer

Gaurav Luthra

Chief Operating Officer
Gaurav brings with him over 20 years of tenure at FCTG India driving product innovation and managing our supplier relations for better revenue outcomes to launching Corporate Traveller as the first branded SME travel proposition in this market.
Sudhir

Sudhir Mendirata

Chief Financial Officer

Sudhir Mendirata

Chief Financial Officer
Sudhir heads the finance function and is responsible for setting overall strategic direction and fiscal management policies of the company. He has more than 20 years of financial and operational experience spanning various roles in his career including fifteen years of experience in the travel trade.
Manoj

Manoj Nair

National Marketing Leader

Manoj Nair

National Marketing Leader
Manoj Nair leads the marketing function for FCM India. He brings with him more than 15 years of experience in the travel industry having worked in leadership positions with reputed travel companies. A hardcore marketer with proven record in brand building and customer centric innovation, his mandate is to drive ROI based marketing solutions for the organisation.
John

John Thangaraj

National Peopleworks Leader

John Thangaraj

National Peopleworks Leader
John is a senior HR professional with more than 22 years of corporate experience across industries like travel, consumer durables, manufacturing and logistics and Travel industries. John specializes in Human Behavioral Science and is a regular practitioner of Souldrama, a blend of Psychodrama and Spirituality and inculcates them in his HR practices.

FCM INDIA LEADERSHIP TEAM

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Rakesh Negi

FCM India Brand Leader

Rakesh Negi

FCM India Brand Leader
With over 18 years of experience as a travel professional, Rakesh drives strategic direction, expansion and operation of FCM Travel Solutions in India. Prior to joining FCM, Rakesh held leadership positions with various other corporate travel companies.
Punit

Punit Puri

Sales Leader, India- FCM & Corporate Traveller

Punit Puri

Sales Leader, India- FCM & Corporate Traveller
Punit is responsible for spearheading corporate acquisitions for FCM brand in India. Punit comes with over 20 years of experience driving sales and acquisitions in corporate travel industry

Sayan Mitra

Head of Account Management

Sayan Mitra

Head of Account Management
Sayan has a rich experience of working across different functions in travel management including account management/multinational account management and implementation. In his current role, he leads the Account Management, Implementation and MIS teams ensuring that our customers can optimize and streamline their travel spends with our enhanced technology solutions.
Amit

Amit Saraswat

Chief Technology Officer

Amit Saraswat

Chief Technology Officer
Amit brings with him 18 years of experience into consulting and delivering technology solutions in areas such as travel & hospitality, digital transformation, identity and access management, cloud computing and ITSM tool development and implementation. He has been empowering clients through his expertise in rapid product development, program management, and IT service delivery management.
Pukhraj

Pukhraj Joneja

Head Products & Supplier Relations

Pukhraj Joneja

Head Products & Supplier Relations
Pukhraj leads the extensive product portfolio at FCTG India. With a career spanning over 21 years in the hospitality, retail and travel industry, Pukhraj drives the organisation's product strategy to create unmatched offerings for our customers. An expert at handling supplier and partner relations, he specialises in product design and customer experience management.

ASSOCIATE BUSINESSES

MANPREET

Manpreet Bindra

Head of MICE

Manpreet Bindra

Head of MICE
Manpreet has over two decades of experience in the travel industry, focusing especially on MICE travel. Under his leadership, FCM MICE has successfully planned and executed MICE and Events for national and multinational corporates and emerging businesses.
GAGAN

Gagan Malhotra

National Head, India, Travel Money

Gagan Malhotra

National Head, India, Travel Money
An industry veteran with a career spanning over 20 years in the foreign exchange business, Gagan has held leadership roles in companies such as Thomas Cook and P&O Travel. Under his leadership, FCM’s foreign exchange business in India was consolidated and re-branded as Travel Money India. In a short span of two years, Travel Money India has developed market penetration across key cities in India, scaled profitability volumes and achieved strong brand recall.
ROHIT

Rohit Walter

Vice President & Head - FCM InCOMING

Rohit Walter

Vice President & Head - FCM InCOMING
Rohit Walter leads the team FCM InCOMING (Inbound travel). He comes with a wealth of experience of over 20 years in the inbound travel business and is responsible for overall business strategies and delivery at FCM InCOMING. He is widely travel and has fantastic relationship across the globe. He has worked in leadership positions with reputed travel company like Thomas Cook/TCI. With his expertise he has developed and brought visibility of Inbound travel division in a very short period of time in the market.
ANAND

Anand Menon

Vice President & Head – Travel Tours

Anand Menon

Vice President & Head – Travel Tours
Anand leads the Retail Leisure Brand – Travel Tours in India. He has over 15 years of comprehensive experience in travel, foreign exchange and FMCG in leadership roles. He has an exceptional track record of leading large teams, spearheading multiple projects and driving change in complex environments.

FCM Global Management Team

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Marcus Eklund

Global Managing Director

Marcus Eklund

Global Managing Director
With a depth of experience in the travel industry, Marcus brings a wealth of business, operational and industry knowledge to his role. Marcus oversees the continued development of FCM's global sales, account management and brand strategy. As FCM's global leader, Marcus works closely with the company's global executive team as well as with the regional managers of FCM's operations in the Asia-Pacific, Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.
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Alex Armstrong

Global Sales Director

Alex Armstrong

Global Sales Director
As Global Sales Leader, Alex is focused on strategy development for FCM's global sales team. He oversees the global coordination and management of FCM's multinational sales pipeline and works closely with regional sales leaders to strengthen the company's global sales platform and multinational client growth across the network. Alex brings almost 20 years of experience in the travel, tourism and sales industries to the role.
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Scott Reddie

Global Account Management Director

Scott Reddie

Global Account Management Director
Scott has over 16 years in the travel industry and has worked across wholesale, reservations, travel media and adventure travel before moving into the corporate sector. The Global Director of Account Management role will build relationships with multi-national clients at all levels to demonstrate FCM’s service levels and ensure high customer satisfaction and loyalty. The role is pivotal in understanding our customer’s needs and evolving the travel management offering to continue to add value to clients.
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Katy Byrne

Global Network Operations Director

Katy Byrne

Global Network Operations Director
Katy has worked in the travel industry for the past 12 years, spending the past 8 years with FCTG in various corporate roles. Katy will be focussed on Global operational processes to ensure that FCM offers a consistent approach. She will work over our 90+ FCM countries to continue to drive operational excellence. Katy will work closely with our Regional Network leaders and the Global Technology Team and all our countries to ensure our operational standards and customer service exceed our customer's expectations.
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Scott Alboni

Global Marketing Director

Scott Alboni

Global Marketing Director
Scott has been in the business travel industry for over 4 years and comes from a string of key marketing positions within the Private Healthcare, International Auctioneers and Charity sectors. Scott is responsible for managing FCM's marketing strategy, global marketing, communication and public relations activity. Scott will be responsible for ensuring the continued growth and consistency of the FCM brand in all markets that we operate.
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Shaun Clear

Global Implementation Director

Shaun Clear

Global Implementation Director
To the role of Global Implementation Leader, Shaun brings more than 15 years' experience in the travel industry with extensive experience across product, change management and in leadership roles. After nearly ten years with Flight Centre Travel Group in Australia, Shaun relocated to Singapore in 2012 and became Regional Operations Director for Flight Centre Corporate, leading exponential growth for the region including opening FCM Malaysia. Shaun, now based in New York, USA, is responsible for leading FCM's global implementation and onboarding strategy.

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Awards

FCM is a multi-award-winning global travel management company. We have been recognised globally as the World's Leading Travel Management Company at the World Travel Awards for five years in a row and as one of the best business travel companies, FCM has also won dozens of other awards as a global and regional brand.

Global Network

With a presence in more than 95 countries across the world, you are never far away from a friendly, and efficient service from FCM. We are one of the only global travel management companies with a true 24/7 worldwide reach. Our experience, reach and negotiating strength make us your trusted travel partner.

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