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Ninan Chacko

Ninan Chacko

US Foundation Trustee

Prior to his work as Senior Advisor to McKinsey, Ninan served as the Chief Executive Officer for Travel Leaders Group, one of the largest retail, corporate and entertainment travel companies in North America and the UK with sales of over $20 billion and more than 4,000 employees.

Before this, Ninan provided highly-respected, visionary leadership as Chief Executive Officer of PR Newswire. During his tenure, PR Newswire enjoyed significant organic growth from product innovation and international expansion.

Ninan also served as Chief Commercial Officer of Worldspan, the worldwide travel information, e-commerce and technology service provider. In this role, he was responsible for sales, marketing, operations, service and support activities for customers and partners in over 60 countries. He was a founding member of the buyout consortium management team that acquired Worldspan from Delta Air Lines, Northwest Airlines and American Airlines, and served as Chief Commercial Officer until its sale to Travelport.

Ninan holds an MSc in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Kansas. More recently, he completed Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Programme and the London Business School’s Spencer Stuart Directors’ Forum. He also earned his Certified Travel Counsellor (CTC) from The Travel Institute.