Priveen Raj Naidu
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Reapra Aviation Partners
Priveen was half of the two-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 Multinational Corporations to improve Organisational Development and Corporate Brand Positioning. Priveen graduated from the National University of Ireland, Dublin with a First Class Honours in Marketing.
Priveen’s passion for aviation and change gave birth to Reapra Aviation Partners.
Chief Head Recruitment Officer
Jason brings over 15 years of Human Resource (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 Masters in Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, USA and a Bachelor of Science in International Business from San Francisco State University, USA.
Corporate Strategy Associate
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 Bachelors in Science in Management Engineering and Minor in Financial Management.
Country Head - 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 the Pacific Islands with one of the biggest food companies in the world. She is now based in Myanmar. In her personal capacity, she manages a commercial retail project for one of the biggest conglomerate groups in Myanmar.
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 that center around aviation security namely in Security Awareness for Changi Airport Group. She has experience in the security aspect of baggage handling and airport security audits.
Arifa now heads all internal and external communications, media relations and supports in the company's business development efforts.
Chief Technical Officer
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 Chief Technical Officer 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.
Regional Vice President - Business Development and Solutions
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.
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.
Country Head - India, Nepal & Sri Lanka
Pavan is a seasoned aviation strategy & management professional. He was responsible for conducting international competitive bids, change management and operations management in airports for over 13 years with the GMR Airports infrastructure conglomerate.He has a vast work experience built on robust pillars of formulating strategies, business development and operations excellence through innovative approaches and has also managed cultures in 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 an official Stanford – IATA Aviation Management Professional designation (AvMP).
Reapra Aviation Partner
Arjun’s experience in the aviation industry began in 2012 with his 6-month long internship at Qatar Airways as an Airline Representative at Changi Airport. Here, he assisted in the handling of the flights and passengers that were on the various flights for Qatar Airways to and from Singapore. Arjun was tasked with projects to test customer satisfaction with the airline. He has just completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Business Administration at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Arjun brings to the team new ideas and solutions for the projects that we have. He is part of the team’s branding and marketing team as well as supports the team in various capacities as an Aviation Associate.
Chief Legal Officer & Head of Joint Ventures
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 Bachelor of Science in Communications Technology Management from Ateneo de Manila University. James is a member of the New York Bar.
Vice President - Corporate Strategy and Development
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 Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul and Original Equipment Manufacture companies around the region like Lufthansa Technik, Garuda GMF AeroAsia, LionAir Group, Philippines Airlines, AirAsia, Malaysian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SIA Engineering Company, 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.
Business Development - Airlines Division
Jon started his career in aviation in 2003 when he got his first job as a Cabin Crew on a charter airline in Ireland. After 2 years, 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 to not only Performance but the Cabin Crew Operations team where he was Acting Manager of Cabin Crew Operations and Briefing for 7 months. He also conducted recruitment, leadership workshops and supported the Crew and Flight Crew British Airways Wet Lease Operations based in London in 2017.
He graduated from Breyer State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration in Aviation Management.
Country Head - Malaysia
Viknesvaran is an expert in Community Development with excellent public relations skills and experience working within the government & non-profit sector. He has taken up various roles in project management as well as strategy implementation. He works with the team in the capacity of the country head in Malaysia with the vast networks he has created for himself.