Ninan Chacko

Ninan Chacko

Ninan Chacko is the Chief Executive Officer at Monotype, the largest provider of typography, technology, and expertise to creative professionals. In this role, he oversees a global organization of more than 500 employees, partnering with iconic brands and transforming the adoption and use of digital fonts industry-wide.   


Prior to his tenure with Monotype, Chacko served as Senior Advisor to McKinsey, and was 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, Chacko 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. 


Chacko has also held the position of Chief Commercial Officer for Worldspan, the global 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. He has also completed Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program and the London Business School’s Spencer Stuart Directors’ Forum. He earned his Certified Travel Counsellor (CTC) from The Travel Institute.