Rakesh Narayanan is Vice President, Regional General Manager, Asia Pacific, Travel Solutions Airline Sales. In this role, Rakesh oversees airline relationships in the region, ensuring that Sabre meets their evolving retailing, distribution and fulfillment needs. Together with his team, he connects airlines to thousands of travel agents, travel management companies, and corporate travel departments through Sabre’s global travel marketplace. Rakesh also works closely with Sabre’s global product and technology teams to deliver strategic solutions that drive higher revenue and deliver improved efficiencies for carriers in the region.
Rakesh is a well-rounded leader with a background in technology and business. With Sabre for over 20 years, in roles spanning across Asia Pacific, the Middle East and North and South America, Rakesh has worked with airlines and Sabre teams to build, sell, deliver and support technical solutions. He was also partner in Sabre’s Airline Solutions consulting business and has held various global management and business development positions, focused on helping airlines improve profitability and achieve operational excellence.
Rakesh has a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the University of Calicut, 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 for our customers, Rakesh is a firm believer in integrity and teamwork.