Priveen Raj Naidu

 Priveen was half of the 2 man team that set up AirAsia (Asia's leading Low Cost Carrier) in Singapore back in 2003. After setting up the operational bit, he moved onto a regional commercial role focusing on all aspects of internal and external branding.  Post AirAsia, Priveen worked with several brands that have redefined social norms. He has worked with various MNCs to improve Organizational Development and Corporate Brand positioning.  Priveen graduated from the National University of Ireland, Dublin with first class honors in Marketing.  Priveen’s passion for aviation and change gave birth to Reapra Aviation Partners.

Priveen was half of the 2 man team that set up AirAsia (Asia's leading Low Cost Carrier) in Singapore back in 2003. After setting up the operational bit, he moved onto a regional commercial role focusing on all aspects of internal and external branding.  Post AirAsia, Priveen worked with several brands that have redefined social norms. He has worked with various MNCs to improve Organizational Development and Corporate Brand positioning.  Priveen graduated from the National University of Ireland, Dublin with first class honors in Marketing.

Priveen’s passion for aviation and change gave birth to Reapra Aviation Partners.

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

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Jun Haranaga

 Jun founded SPARK X LAB, a REAPRA subsidiary company, in November 2015. He has vast experience in the Technology and Engineering sectors and held several CTO roles at companies such as Bracket, Piece of Cake and AGRIBUDDY Ltd. Jun’s career began at Yahoo Japan where he spent 3 years from 2001. Jun has personally created a variety of web services including the handmade product marketplace, Cooboo, which was acquired by GMO Pepabo. Jun graduated with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan.  Jun works with Priveen on developing solutions and IT innovations in the airline and airport space.

Jun founded SPARK X LAB, a REAPRA subsidiary company, in November 2015. He has vast experience in the Technology and Engineering sectors and held several CTO roles at companies such as Bracket, Piece of Cake and AGRIBUDDY Ltd. Jun’s career began at Yahoo Japan where he spent 3 years from 2001. Jun has personally created a variety of web services including the handmade product marketplace, Cooboo, which was acquired by GMO Pepabo. Jun graduated with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan.

Jun works with Priveen on developing solutions and IT innovations in the airline and airport space.

Chief Technical Officer

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James Bitanga

 James joined REAPRA in August 2016, bringing with him extensive investment and business experience in the Digital Media, Marketing, and Technology space across Asia and North America. Prior to REAPRA, James was a consultant for Axiom, mainly focusing on negotiating large technology transactions and partnerships on behalf of some of the largest global companies. He previously held a similar role with IBM Singapore. Legally trained, James spent years as a securities litigator in New York followed by a stint with the Philippine Supreme Court. He completed his Juris Doctor Degree from Boston College Law School and B.Ss in Communications Technology Management from Ateneo de Manila University.  James is a member of the New York Bar.

James joined REAPRA in August 2016, bringing with him extensive investment and business experience in the Digital Media, Marketing, and Technology space across Asia and North America. Prior to REAPRA, James was a consultant for Axiom, mainly focusing on negotiating large technology transactions and partnerships on behalf of some of the largest global companies. He previously held a similar role with IBM Singapore. Legally trained, James spent years as a securities litigator in New York followed by a stint with the Philippine Supreme Court. He completed his Juris Doctor Degree from Boston College Law School and B.Ss in Communications Technology Management from Ateneo de Manila University.  James is a member of the New York Bar.

Chief Legal Officer & Head of Joint Ventures

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Mitch Krogman

 Prior to REAPRA, Mitch worked in the automotive and aerospace industries, providing powertrain manufacturing and operational support to large manufacturers. More recently, he was with RedMart, working with their last-mile delivery and network capacity management teams. Mitch holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Kettering University, Masters in Engineering Systems from the Singapore University of Technology and Design, and Masters in Manufacturing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  With his stellar experience in operations, Mitch is a critical contributor to Reapra Aviation Partners.

Prior to REAPRA, Mitch worked in the automotive and aerospace industries, providing powertrain manufacturing and operational support to large manufacturers. More recently, he was with RedMart, working with their last-mile delivery and network capacity management teams. Mitch holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Kettering University, Masters in Engineering Systems from the Singapore University of Technology and Design, and Masters in Manufacturing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

With his stellar experience in operations, Mitch is a critical contributor to Reapra Aviation Partners.

Operations Lead

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Jason Dacaret

 Jason brings over 15 years of HR Services and start-up experience to the group. Prior to REAPRA, Jason was the Managing Director, South East Asia for RGF Singapore, the international brand of Recruit Holdings, the 4th largest HR services business worldwide. He was responsible for the operations in Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. Prior to starting the Singapore office of RGF in 2010, Jason co-founded CDSi KK in Japan in 1998. He was the Managing Director until the company was acquired by Recruit Holdings in 2007. Today, CDS remains the top executive search firm in Tokyo. Jason earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, USA and a B.S. in International Business from San Francisco State University, USA.

Jason brings over 15 years of HR Services and start-up experience to the group. Prior to REAPRA, Jason was the Managing Director, South East Asia for RGF Singapore, the international brand of Recruit Holdings, the 4th largest HR services business worldwide. He was responsible for the operations in Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. Prior to starting the Singapore office of RGF in 2010, Jason co-founded CDSi KK in Japan in 1998. He was the Managing Director until the company was acquired by Recruit Holdings in 2007. Today, CDS remains the top executive search firm in Tokyo. Jason earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, USA and a B.S. in International Business from San Francisco State University, USA.

Chief Head Recruitment Officer

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Lek Ning 

 Ning started working in the aviation industry in 2010 and has since gained a wealth of experience. She spent 3 years in dnata where she rotated to different divisions including Commercial, Ground Services and Cargo Services. After, she joined Yangon Aerodrome Co. Ltd in Myanmar as an Operations Manager. She planned and opened the new international and domestic terminal buildings in Yangon as well as managed the international and domestic airlines accounts at Yangon International Airport.  Post Yangon, Ning spent some time in SITA as a Customer Account Representative handling Changi Airport Group (CAG) as her main customer account. She acted as the “Opportunity Lead” on all customer opportunities from the development of the business strategy (approach and process) and plan, through to the opportunity’s closure.  She now oversees all airport developments in Reapra Aviation Partners.

Ning started working in the aviation industry in 2010 and has since gained a wealth of experience. She spent 3 years in dnata where she rotated to different divisions including Commercial, Ground Services and Cargo Services. After, she joined Yangon Aerodrome Co. Ltd in Myanmar as an Operations Manager. She planned and opened the new international and domestic terminal buildings in Yangon as well as managed the international and domestic airlines accounts at Yangon International Airport.

Post Yangon, Ning spent some time in SITA as a Customer Account Representative handling Changi Airport Group (CAG) as her main customer account. She acted as the “Opportunity Lead” on all customer opportunities from the development of the business strategy (approach and process) and plan, through to the opportunity’s closure.

She now oversees all airport developments in Reapra Aviation Partners.

Regional Vice President - Business Development and Solutions

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Brayden Lai

 As a passionate aviation professional, Brayden graduated from the National University of Singapore with a bachelors in mechanical engineering. he has worked in various technical and regional commercial roles with Pratt & Whitney, DHL Express and Shell Aviation. Throughout his career he had the opportunity to work with many aviation MRO and OEM companies around the region like Lufthansa Technik, Garuda GMF AeroAsia, LionAir Group, Philippines Airlines, AirAsia, Malaysian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SIAEC, ST Engineering, FedEx and OEM companies like Boeing, Airbus, Embraer, Rolls-Royce and GE. He also holds an MBA in Strategic Management from the University of Western Australia.  Brayden now handles all strategic development and interests of Reapra Aviation Partners.

As a passionate aviation professional, Brayden graduated from the National University of Singapore with a bachelors in mechanical engineering. he has worked in various technical and regional commercial roles with Pratt & Whitney, DHL Express and Shell Aviation. Throughout his career he had the opportunity to work with many aviation MRO and OEM companies around the region like Lufthansa Technik, Garuda GMF AeroAsia, LionAir Group, Philippines Airlines, AirAsia, Malaysian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SIAEC, ST Engineering, FedEx and OEM companies like Boeing, Airbus, Embraer, Rolls-Royce and GE. He also holds an MBA in Strategic Management from the University of Western Australia.

Brayden now handles all strategic development and interests of Reapra Aviation Partners.

Vice President - Corporate Strategy and Development

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Arifalina Abbas

 Arifa comes from a family of aviators and is a second generation aviator.  Having done her diploma in Aviation Management & Services with Temasek Polytechnic, Arifa has always known that aviation has been her calling.    Arifa has done several Airport projects centring around aviation security namely in Security awareness for the Changi Airport Group.  She has experience in the security aspects of baggage handling and airport security audits.     Arifa now heads all internal and external communications, and media relations for Reapra Aviation Partners and supports in the business development efforts.

Arifa comes from a family of aviators and is a second generation aviator.  Having done her diploma in Aviation Management & Services with Temasek Polytechnic, Arifa has always known that aviation has been her calling.  

Arifa has done several Airport projects centring around aviation security namely in Security awareness for the Changi Airport Group.  She has experience in the security aspects of baggage handling and airport security audits. 
 

Arifa now heads all internal and external communications, and media relations for Reapra Aviation Partners and supports in the business development efforts.

Aviation Executive

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Michael Lee

 Michael brings commercial strategy and industry insights to Reapra Aviation Partners. Prior to joining the company, he was a Consumer & Market Knowledge Manager at Procter & Gamble. In this role, he led strategy for a portfolio of brands within the Fabric and Home Care sector in Asia- advising on growth and turnaround opportunities, investment optimization, and data and analytics strategy. He also has finance background from HSBC Debt Capital Markets where he was involved in the largest capital markets transaction in Philippines at the time. He graduated from Ateneo de Manila University with a B.S. in Management Engineering and Minor in Financial Management.

Michael brings commercial strategy and industry insights to Reapra Aviation Partners. Prior to joining the company, he was a Consumer & Market Knowledge Manager at Procter & Gamble. In this role, he led strategy for a portfolio of brands within the Fabric and Home Care sector in Asia- advising on growth and turnaround opportunities, investment optimization, and data and analytics strategy. He also has finance background from HSBC Debt Capital Markets where he was involved in the largest capital markets transaction in Philippines at the time. He graduated from Ateneo de Manila University with a B.S. in Management Engineering and Minor in Financial Management.

Corporate Strategy Associate

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David-Jonathan Chan

 David joined REAPRA in August 2017, and brings 7 years of experience in the Aviation industry to the group. Prior to REAPRA, he had worked on industry development and incentives at the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and as a business development manager with Singapore Technologies Aerospace.  At Singapore Technologies Aerospace, David was responsible for strategy development of the company’s airframe maintenance and aviation training & services clusters, as well as the creation of business plans for greenfield projects in the fields of unmanned aerial vehicles, and airframe maintenance in emerging markets.  He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering.

David joined REAPRA in August 2017, and brings 7 years of experience in the Aviation industry to the group. Prior to REAPRA, he had worked on industry development and incentives at the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and as a business development manager with Singapore Technologies Aerospace.

At Singapore Technologies Aerospace, David was responsible for strategy development of the company’s airframe maintenance and aviation training & services clusters, as well as the creation of business plans for greenfield projects in the fields of unmanned aerial vehicles, and airframe maintenance in emerging markets.

He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering.

Corporate Strategy Associate

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Wai Lynn

 Lynn pursued her education in Aerospace Engineering and Physics. She landed her first job in the aviation industry and moved on to take a new challenge by assuming a planning and commercial role for South East Asia and Pacific Islands with one of the biggest food companies in the world. She is now based in Myanmar. And in her personal capacity, she manages a commercial retail project for one of the biggest conglomerate groups in Myanmar.

Lynn pursued her education in Aerospace Engineering and Physics. She landed her first job in the aviation industry and moved on to take a new challenge by assuming a planning and commercial role for South East Asia and Pacific Islands with one of the biggest food companies in the world. She is now based in Myanmar. And in her personal capacity, she manages a commercial retail project for one of the biggest conglomerate groups in Myanmar.

Country Head - Myanmar

Reapra Aviation Partners

Pavan Bitragunta

 Pavan is a seasoned aviation strategy & management professional with complementary experience in managing PPP mode - international competitive bids, change management and operations management in airports over 13 years contributing towards nation building through GMR Airports infrastructure conglomerate. He has vast work experience built on robust pillars of formulating strategies, business development and operations excellence through innovative approaches and has also managed cultures in different geographies (South Asia, South East Asia, Latin America & Europe). Pavan holds the "Ne Plus Ultra" Qualification in Aviation Management by Massey University, New Zealand. His qualifications and work experience has assisted him to successfully complete and ascertain official Stanford – IATA Aviation Management Professional designation (AvMP).

Pavan is a seasoned aviation strategy & management professional with complementary experience in managing PPP mode - international competitive bids, change management and operations management in airports over 13 years contributing towards nation building through GMR Airports infrastructure conglomerate.
He has vast work experience built on robust pillars of formulating strategies, business development and operations excellence through innovative approaches and has also managed cultures in different geographies (South Asia, South East Asia, Latin America & Europe). Pavan holds the "Ne Plus Ultra" Qualification in Aviation Management by Massey University, New Zealand. His qualifications and work experience has assisted him to successfully complete and ascertain official Stanford – IATA Aviation Management Professional designation (AvMP).

Country Head - India, Nepal & Sri Lanka

Reapra Aviation Partners

 

Jon Jayo

 Jon started his career in aviation in 2003 when he got his first job as Cabin Crew on a charter airline in Ireland. After 2 years and having climbed through the ranks to be a Purser, he joined Etihad Airways in 2005. Jon’s career grew rapidly and at the same pace as the company, building up experience, honing skills and being exposed to several aspects of the industry such as Cabin Crew Operations, Cabin Crew Performance, Ground Services and Airport Operations amongst others. He joined the Cabin Crew Operations team in 2008. As a highlight during his tenure, in 2013, he successfully supported the launch of Air Serbia as a new airline that evolved from JAT Airways implementing and managing the new Cabin Crew Operations and Performance Management structures. In 2015 he joined Qatar Airways as a Performance Manager where he led approximately 300 Leaders On Board (Cabin Seniors). He was exposed and supported not only Performance but the Cabin Crew Operations team where he was Acting Manager Cabin Crew Operations and Briefing for 7 months. He also conducted Recruitment, Leadership Workshops and supported/managed the Crew and Flight Crew BA Wet Lease Operation based in London in 2017.   He graduated from Breyer State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration in Aviation Management. 

Jon started his career in aviation in 2003 when he got his first job as Cabin Crew on a charter airline in Ireland. After 2 years and having climbed through the ranks to be a Purser, he joined Etihad Airways in 2005. Jon’s career grew rapidly and at the same pace as the company, building up experience, honing skills and being exposed to several aspects of the industry such as Cabin Crew Operations, Cabin Crew Performance, Ground Services and Airport Operations amongst others. He joined the Cabin Crew Operations team in 2008. As a highlight during his tenure, in 2013, he successfully supported the launch of Air Serbia as a new airline that evolved from JAT Airways implementing and managing the new Cabin Crew Operations and Performance Management structures. In 2015 he joined Qatar Airways as a Performance Manager where he led approximately 300 Leaders On Board (Cabin Seniors). He was exposed and supported not only Performance but the Cabin Crew Operations team where he was Acting Manager Cabin Crew Operations and Briefing for 7 months. He also conducted Recruitment, Leadership Workshops and supported/managed the Crew and Flight Crew BA Wet Lease Operation based in London in 2017. 

He graduated from Breyer State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration in Aviation Management. 

Business Development - Airlines Division

Reapra Aviation Partners

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