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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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Rakshit Desai

Managing Director - India, Flight Centre Travel Group

Rakshit is the Managing Director of FCM Travel Solutions and is responsible for the Indian interests of the Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), one of the world’s largest travel retailers. FCTG’s Indian presence comprises of market leading FCM and Corporate Traveller brands, the fast-growing Travel Tours retail network, the Travel Money India currency business, corporate MICE and FCM Incoming South Asian DMC. Prior to FCTG, Rakshit spent a number of years turning around and scaling up businesses for the Thomas Cook Group in Canada, the UK and India. Rakshit joined Thomas Cook from the London offices of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, where he advised major multinational corporations on strategic / transformational issues and value based management techniques, and has degrees in business related disciplines from the London School of Economics, Griffith University in Australia and Sydenham College in Mumbai. Frequently quoted on industry and economic issues and a regular speaker at trade events, Rakshit was featured in the 2015 Edition of the Economic Times - Spencer Stuart 'top 40 under forty' business leaders list. He also the Chairman of FICCI Corporate & MICE committee

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.



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.
Alex Armstrong

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.
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.
Cesc Villanova

Cesc Villanova

Global Product Director

Cesc accumulates more than 15 years of experience designing and managing digital products. Before joining the travel industry, he worked for 10 years years in the video-game industry working as UX designer, product manager and creative director in different start-ups. In 2014, Cesc co-founded Sam :] , the award winning digital assistant that FlightCentre acquired on 2017. Since then, Cesc has been working to apply the same principles that made Sam :] a success to the whole FCM digital experience.