Rakesh Narayanan is Sabre Travel Network’s vice president of vice president, air line of business for Asia Pacific. In this role, Rakesh oversees airline relationships in the region, ensuring Sabre meets their evolving local distribution and e-commerce needs as they connect with thousands of travel agents, travel management companies and corporate travel departments through Sabre’s global travel marketplace. He also works closely with Sabre’s global product and technology teams to deliver strategic solutions that drive higher revenues for airlines in the region.
Rakesh is a well-rounded leader with a background in technology and business. An airline turnaround specialist, he is a natural with numbers and building executive relationships. With Sabre for 20 years, in roles spanning Asia Pacific, the Middle East and North America, Rakesh was most recently regional director for Sabre Airline Solutions in South East Asia and the Indian Sub-Continent, responsible for sales and account management. Prior to this he was a partner in Sabre’s Airline Solutions consulting business, and he has held various global management and business development positions focused on helping airlines improve profitability and operational excellence.
Rakesh has a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calicut in Kerala, India. He also holds a Master of Management Information Systems and a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Texas, Arlington.
Passionate about seeing his team perform at its best, Rakesh is a firm believer in integrity, loyalty and teamwork.