Asian Aviation Editor Matt Driskill is In Conversation with Saravanan Ramasamy, CEO of Myanmar Airways and Air KBZ. Ramasamy has extensive experience in a wide spectrum of specialties in the airline industry, spanning over 15 years and at Myanmar Airways International (MAI) and Air KBZ, he is tasked with formulating and implementing the entire transformational initiatives for both airlines.
Prior to joining MAI and Air KBZ, Ramasamy has held various senior management roles at leading airlines such as AirAsia, Lion Air and Malaysian Airlines. At Malaysia Airlines he spearheaded the partner selection strategy for the replacement of the airline reservation system. At MAS, Saravanan held various positions, namely; Project Lead at the Revenue Management Department, Head of Fare Filing and Distribution, Head the Special Prorate Agreements (SPA) and Interline Management, Head of Global Sales and Head of e-Business. Prior to joining MAS, he was a consultant with Accenture Ltd, primarily focusing on financial industry. His 4 years’ stint with Accenture enabled him to gain a diverse range of experience at both national and international level, which among others include program managing the merger between a leading finance company and a leading commercial bank in Malaysia, implementing strategic planning and forecasting model for a leading bank in Mauritius and developing business case for a merger between two leading banks in Singapore. Prior to Accenture, Saravanan began his career with Arthur Andersen & Co where he was a part the audit and business advisory performing statutory audits, due diligence and business operations reviews.