New CEO for Middle East travel firm

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by Patrick Ryan | Published 3 years ago

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The online travel agency has appointed Rajesh Pareek as its new group CEO.


Rajeesh Pareek is the new group CEO of

Pareek has moved on from his role at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), where he was chief financial officer from January 2011 to December 2016.

He spearheaded a number of high profile projects during his time at DIFC, not least the refinancing of the $1.25 billion DIFCI Sukuk in 2012.

“Operating under a unique hybrid business model which combines both online and offline services, has grown continuously over the past decade, and has established itself as a beacon of excellence for the region’s travel industry,” Rajesh said.

“Looking ahead, we have a highly ambitious growth plan and I am delighted to join the company at such an important stage in its journey.

“I look forward to playing my part in establishing as the number one OTA in the MENA region, and cementing its place as the industry leader in innovation.”

In the last three years alone, has increased its number of employees from 100 to 400.

“ is a business built on an ambitious vision and we are delighted to welcome Rajesh as the Group CEO,” said Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani, Chairman and Co-founder of

“In Rajesh, we have found someone who shares our vision and we look forward to his contribution in delivering the next phase of growth for

“Rajesh will play an instrumental role in strengthening our business model, raising capital and exploring new mergers and acquisitions.”

As recently as November 2016, launched Arabic websites in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, with further expansion lined up across the India, GCC and MENA regions.

“Rajesh brings a wealth of experience to the company, which will benefit our employees, customers and partners, alike” added Sachin Gadoya, Co-founder and Managing Director of

“Rajesh’s key priority will be to ensure that the company delivers business results and ultimately establish as the number one OTA in the MENA region.”




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