Ras Al Khaimah International Airport

Management Team

Ras Al Khaimah International Airport

Management Team

RAK Airport’s management team bring decades of diverse experience and a history of success. Combining business acumen with aviation know how, these executives guide more than 350 talented employees to provide passengers and businesses operating here with exceptional service.

Board of Directors

Engr. Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi
Chairman

H.E. Engr. Sheikh Salem bin Sultan bin Saqr Al Qasimi is a member of the Government of Ras Al-Khaimah Executive Council. H.E. Engr. Sheikh Salem bin Sultan bin Saqr Al Qasimi has been Chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation, Ras Al Khaimah since 1997 after serving the dual role as Chairman of the Airport Board and Director General of the Department. He has been responsible for stabilizing management and financial positioning of the organization and currently leads a 350 person workforce with full responsibility for the Ras Al Khaimah International Airport including all management, business development, marketing, human resources and administrative affairs.


Ramesh Venkataraman

Ramesh Venkataraman is an experienced private equity investor and a former partner with McKinsey & Company. He is a senior adviser to IDO, the investment holding company of Ras Al Khaimah, as well as runs Avest, a private equity investment firm making direct investments in Asia. His current board positions include ATCO Group (Saudi industrial conglomerate), Wall Street Finance (listed Mumbai-based digital financial services platform), RAKEZ (free trade zone and industrial park), RAK Airport, Falcon Technologies (optical storage media manufacturer), and Pure Data Centres (UK-based wholesale data centre operator).

Between 2012-2016, Ramesh ran Samena Capital’s Private Equity business with AUM of c. $500m, and served on the firm’s Board, Executive Committee, and Investment committee. He led Samena investments into RAK Ceramics, Flemingo, Mahindra Two Wheelers, and Tejas, and served on the boards of RAK Logistics and Dynamatic Technologies. Previously, Ramesh was a Managing Director in London with Bridgepoint Capital, the leading European mid-market buyout firm, prior to which he was a partner with McKinsey & Company’s New York and Mumbai Offices and led the firm’s High-Tech and Telecom practice for Asia. Ramesh has graduate degrees from Princeton and Oxford universities and an undergraduate degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology – Kharagpur.


Pascal Bosse

Pascal Bosse has 24 years of credentials in corporate finance, strategic advisory and private equity investment in emerging countries (CIS countries, Africa, South Asia), Western European and Middle Eastern markets. Prior to joining the IDO, Pascal worked with Société Générale (Paris and Moscow), Mercer Management Consulting (Oliver Wyman) in the Paris Office, Daiwa SMBC (London) and with Emirates International Investment Company (Abu Dhabi) and Royal Group (Abu Dhabi). Through his career path, Pascal has managed over US$4bn of investment portfolio & transactions for international groups and family businesses in different sectors including ITC, financial services, real estate, hospitality and manufacturing. Pascal also provided Government advise on privatization strategies and sector organizations in Eastern Europe. Pascal graduated from HEC Paris with specializations in finance and corporate strategy. He is fluent in French, English, Russian and Spanish languages.


Manoj Kumar Gandhi

Manoj Kumar Gandhi is a Chartered Accountant & MBA along with other professional courses from institutes such as Stanford-USA & IIM-Ahmedabad. He has more than 20 years of experience in Strategy, M&A, Finance & Operations, Restructuring, HR and New Business Development & Management. In past, he has worked with India’s multinational Aditya Birla Group on a Senior management position as Group CFO, Chief Finance & Operation Officer, General Manager Corporate Strategy. He is currently working as Head FP & A with Investment & Development Office for Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. he has represented on the Board of several companies in the past and currently on the Board of RAK International Airport LLC & RAK Indo Kovai Township Pvt Ltd, India.

In various roles at Aditya Birla Group in India, Indonesia, Thailand & Egypt, Manoj has worked with various verticals in developing their business strategy and executing strategic initiatives, including M&A, post-merger integration, new business development. As strategic leader, he has operated across various spectrum of business cycles and contributed to turnaround of ailing businesses, bringing growth in stagnant industries, growth through organic & inorganic route and development of new businesses. Manoj has working experience in sectors like Chemical, Cement, Metal, Textile value chain, Telecom, Logistics, Apparel, Financial Services, Real Estate fund, Agriculture & corporate offices of conglomerate and Sovereign etc. During professional career, he has been decorated with several awards, worth mentioning CFO 100 in year 2012, Chairman’s Global Young Achiever’s Award 2009, Big Idea Award in year 2009. He has been speaking at various forums in the past at IIM, CFO Forum, ABG Training Institute, Universities. He is certified assessor for world class process maturity model.


Sanjay Khanna
Chief Executive Officer of Ras-Al-Khaimah International Airport

Sanjay Khanna is the Chief Executive Officer of Ras Al Khaimah International Airport and a strategic business leader with over 25 years of global experience. Sanjay leads overall operations and senior staff activities at Ras Al Khaimah International Airport including the business development initiatives. Having spent more than 23 years in the aviation industry, he has experience across airport operation and revenue streams including aero, non-aero, cargo and commercial business activities. Sanjay also has extensive exposure to all domains of the airline industry including domestic and international airlines,airports and service providers. Previously, Sanjay has held experience in executive leadership roles varying from being a Chief Executive Officer, Chief Commercial Officer, Strategic Business Analyst and financial management expert.