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FCM National Leaders

Our FCM National Leaders comprises of dedicated leaders who are passionate about business travel management, travel technology, and delivering a high level of customer service.

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Gaurav Luthra

Managing Director - India, FCM

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.
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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.
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Manoj Nair

National Marketing Leader

Manoj Nair is currently the Marketing Leader at FCM Travel Solutions - Indian subsidiary of Flight Centre Travel Group, Australia. Having worked in leadership positions with reputed travel companies, he brings with him more than 20 years of experience at FCM Travel Solutions. Holding a management degree from Mumbai University, Executive Program in Leadership and Management from IIM Kolkata & International MBA from Marketing Week London, Manoj Nair is a hard-core marketer with proven record in brand building and customer centric innovation. At FCM, Manoj Nair is responsible to drive ROI based marketing solutions for the organisation. Prior to his stint with FCM, Manoj was formulating and implementing marketing strategies for Thomas Cook and Kuoni. He has been recognized as one of the most influential marketing leaders by World Marketing Congress & CMO Asia.
John Thangaraj

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.
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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.
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Rakesh Negi

Head of Operations

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.
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Anuj Razdan

Head of Products & Supplier Relations

Anuj has been closely associated with various verticals in the travel industry including corporate, retail and Key Account Management. Currently he oversees the overall Product Portfolio and supplier relations for the organisation in India.

NATIONAL EXECUTIVE TEAM

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Punit Puri

FCM India Brand Leader

Punit Puri currently leads the FCM Travel brand in India. A strategic leader with over 20 years of experience in the travel industry specializing in corporate sales and major market expansions in corporate travel industry. He has worked in various profiles and with proven ability to develop sales growth and consistently over performing targets and goals and is passionate with a ‘Can Do’ attitude; highly organized, focused and target oriented.
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Naomi Dias

Leader - Account Management

Naomi has a rich experience of working with various organisations in the hospitality sector where she successfully led and managed different functions like client management, sales and business development. In her current role she leads the Account Management Team and ensures that clients drive value from their investments in business travel with FCM.

FCM Global Management Team

Our FCM Global Management Team is comprised of dedicated leaders who are passionate about business travel management, travel technology, and delivering a high level of customer service across the globe.

Marcus Eklund

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

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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Jo Lloyd

Global Head of Account Management and Consulting

Jo has been in corporate travel all through her career, and has gained extensive knowledge and experience across a number of sectors within it. Working in a TMC environment for over fifteen years is where her knowledge and influence was developed as an innovator in developing preferred supplier managed programmes. Jo then moved to numerous interim consulting roles from ACTE as Regional Director for EMEA where she focused on industry education to setting up the Global Corporate Sales department for Qatar Airways in Doha before founding Nina & Pinta Consulting Services. Nina & Pinta was a consulting firm specializing in the travel space with 2 distinct divisions. Jo’s consulting projects at Nina & Pinta ranged from working with corporations in procurement on corporate travel programmes focusing on programme efficiency and optimization to developing training workshops that include sales effectiveness, negotiations training and working with procurement. Jo has also written numerous white papers in conjunction with the UK Business Travel Association on TMC pricing and RFP processes. Jo joined FCM Travel in October 2021, and from January 2022 Nina and Pinta will also integrate into the FCM business.
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Michel Rouse

Chief Product Officer

Michel’s extensive 20-year career in the travel technology industry spans diverse roles in research, development, product management, solution design and sales at multi-national technology organisations such as Oracle and Amadeus. Michel has a vast knowledge and understanding of the travel technology industry, and practical experience in planning and delivering modern complex solutions to customers both large and small. He joined FCM in 2017 as Chief Technology Officer, rising to VP Global Customer Solutions in early 2019 and charged with delivering first class solutions to new and existing enterprise level customers. Michel is now Chief Product Officer for the business globally, focussed on delivering innovative customer focussed technology product. During his time at FCM he has played a key role in helping position the TMC as a technology leader in the travel management space.

Paul Grant

CFO

Paul’s career with Flight Centre Travel Group began in the UK, where he held the role of group CFO for the UK for several years. Paul took the role of Global Corporate CFO in 2020, just before the onset of the global pandemic, where he had a central role in ensuring FCM and its sister corporate brands were successfully steered through this challenging period.
Scott Alboni

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.
Shaun Clear

Shaun Clear

Global Implementation Director

Shaun’s experience in the travel industry spans more than 15 years, with extensive experience across product, change management and in leadership roles. As Global Implementation Director, he oversees FCM’s strategy, processes, and teams from the moment we onboard a customer through to how we service them operationally. Shaun holds an MBA from Murdoch University in Australia.
Andy Hegley

Andy Hegley

Managing Director UK and Ireland

Having worked in business travel for over a decade, Andy was appointed to the newly created role of FCM Managing Director for UK and Ireland in 2022, after 5 years leading FCM’s sister brand Corporate Traveller in the UK. Andy brings with him a wealth of experience from previous roles in business development, account management and operations. Andy’s focus is delivering a superior customer service experience that clients won’t receive anywhere else, and offering products and services to simplify business travel. By listening to individual needs, Andy believes we can help our clients to drive their business objectives.
Bertrand Saillet

Bertrand Saillet

Managing Director, Asia

Bertrand is the Managing Director for the Flight Centre Travel Group in Asia, after being in the role of General Manager for FCM Asia since 2015. Bertrand started his career in the telecom industry in Europe working for Orange and then moved to the aeronautical giant Airbus to lead the sales and marketing department of their IT division. He held multiple global management roles within Amadeus, an IT leader of the travel industry before joining FCM.
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Billy McDonough

President, Americas

In Billy’s 20+ years with the company, his colleagues have consistently applauded his collaborative approach that has resulted in tight-knit, hard-working, successful teams who appreciate his leadership. As FCM’s President for the Americas, Billy implements successful operational, account management and BDM team-based structures for the entire region.
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Melissa Elf

Managing Director, ANZ

With her unbridled energy and enthusiasm, few people can keep pace with Melissa, let alone boast the depth and breadth of experience she has gathered her 25+ years in the travel industry. She brings a solid understanding of best practice across multiple industry sectors and their travel programs.
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Solenn Le Brazidec

General Manager FR&CH

Solenn started her career in 2003 as a leisure travel agent and kept evolving to finally join FCM in 2015. First in charge of customer service, then operations manager, Solenn is appointed in 2019 as General Manager of FCM France and Switzerland. Thanks to her energy, experience and perfect knowledge of the business travel industry, Solenn brings all the necessary expertise to enable FCM to continue its development in France, Switzerland and Spain and is a true source of inspiration for the teams.