Co-Founder, CEO, Mondee
Prasad Gundumogula is the co-founder of Mondee and has been serving as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since 2015. Mr. Gundumogula will serve as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of New Mondee. Under his stewardship, Mondee has emerged as a rapid-growth travel technology company and market place with a portfolio of globally recognized brands, grown substantially in revenue, and executed some key strategic acquisitions that expanded the portfolio to fuel future growth. Prior to his current role, Mr. Gundumogula served as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Technology Officer of Mondee, where he crafted Mondee's vision, as well as played foundational roles in executing this vision. Prior to Mondee's founding, Mr. Gundumogula was the Founder and CEO of Explore Trip Inc, where he pioneered a world-class system-based travel technology solution and state-of-the-art content hub platform. Previously, Mr. Gundumogula founded Metaminds Global Solutions, where he created highly scalable logistics systems and Artificial & Business Intelligence based solutions that added value to companies such as Lowe's and Mercedes Benz. Mr. Gundumogula is a seasoned entrepreneur with an excellent track record of founding multiple transformative ventures and nurturing them from startups to multi-millions dollar businesses. Mr. Gundumogula holds both a master's degree and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Andhra University. We believe Mr. Gundumogula is qualified to serve as a director of New Mondee due to his experience in the industry and deep knowledge of the Company as its founder.
CEO, ITHAX Acquisition Corp.
Orestes Fintiklis will serve as a director of New Mondee. Mr. Fintiklis has served as ITHAX’s Chief Executive Officer since October 2020 and Chairman of ITHAX’s Board since January 2021. He has more than 15 years of experience in hospitality investment and asset management and is the Founder and Managing Partner of Ithaca Capital Partners, a private equity real estate investment management company. In the past four years alone, Ithaca has acquired and/or asset-managed five hospitality businesses, including the acquisition of iconic and award-winning hotels such as the JW Marriott Panama and W Hotel Bogota (which, in 2021, readers of Condé Nast Traveler voted as the No. 1 best hotel in South America). He oversees all aspects of Ithaca, including sourcing, acquisitions, structuring, strategy, asset management and disposals. Prior to Ithaca, Mr. Fintiklis joined Dolphin Capital Partners in June 2007, and served as a partner from December 2013 to January 2017. Dolphin Capital Partners raised approximately $600 million of equity since June 2007 and raised and invested a total of approximately $1.1 billion of equity since December 2005 into multiple hotels and resorts. Prior to that, he was an attorney at Clifford Chance LLC in London and Brussels from August 2004 to August 2006. Mr. Fintiklis has a bachelor’s degree in law (Jurisprudence) from Oxford University (England), where he graduated first in his class, and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with distinction from INSEAD Business School (France). He is a director in multiple hospitality and real estate private companies and is an active member of Young Presidents Organization, a chief executive leadership organization. We believe that Mr. Fintiklis is qualified to serve as a director of New Mondee due to his extensive investment background, experience as an executive, and his global network of business contacts.
Co-Founder, Former CPO, COO, CEO, Tourico Holidays Inc.
Asi Ginio will serve as a director of New Mondee. Mr. Ginio has over 20 years of experience with Tourico Holidays Inc., a global travel wholesale and bedbank company that he co-founded in April 1999 (“Tourico”), and has served as the Chief Product Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer. In 1999, Mr. Ginio established the Tourico Holidays product development team and deployed its unique Permanent Room Block “PRB” strategy, which created a new industry standard and significantly improved the company value proposition and profit margins. In 2013, Mr. Ginio helped establish Tourico Holidays Travel Academy (“THTA”) which offers an exclusive opportunity for college graduates to jumpstart careers in the travel industry and Travel Global Systems (“TGS”), a proprietary travel software company. From January 2013 to May 2017, he oversaw Tourico’s global distribution and revenue management of over 35,000 direct hotel contracts and 4500 worldwide clients, including online travel agencies, airlines, rewards programs, tour operators, travel clubs and more. In June 2017, Tourico was acquired by Cinven Limited and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Mr. Ginio was selected as Hotelbed’s Commercial Strategy Director and Tourico Holidays Chief Executive Officer. Under his leadership, Tourico grew to become the third largest bedbank company with over 760 employees in 39 locations and over $1 billion in sales. Mr. Ginio holds a B.Sc in Hotel Management from Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island and is a mentor at NYU Tisch Center HI Hub Incubator. We believe Mr. Ginio is qualified to serve as a director of New Mondee due to his experience as an executive in the global travel wholesale and bedbank industry.
Member of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Mona Aboelnaga Kanaan
Managing Partner, K6 Investments LLC
Mona Aboelnaga Kanaan will serve as a director of New Mondee. Ms. Aboelnaga Kanaan is Managing Partner at K6 Investments LLC, a private investment firm she founded in 2011, which invests globally in the financial services, technology, consumer products and entertainment industries. Earlier in her career, Ms. Aboelnaga Kanaan was President and Chief Executive Officer of Proctor lnvestment Managers LLC (“Proctor”), a private equity firm she co-founded in 2002, which invested in traditional and alternative asset management companies. Ms. Aboelnaga Kanaan oversaw Proctor’s strategic development, acquisition program, and international distribution strategy. She sold Proctor to National Bank of Canada in 2006 and continued as Proctor’s President and Chief Executive Officer until 2013. Currently, Ms. Aboelnaga Kanaan serves as a member of the board of directors of Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE: WBS), where she chairs the technology committee and is a member of the executive and risk committees. She is the first US-based member of the board of Perpetual Limited (ASX: PPT), an Australian-based diversified global financial services company, and serves on the investment and people committees. With a passion for financial inclusion and innovation, Ms. Aboelnaga Kanaan also serves as a director and audit committee chair of FinTech Acquisition Corp Vl (NASDAQ: FTVI), on the Board of Advisors of Ibancar, a FinTech company specializing in collateralized auto lending in Spain, and on the Advisory Board and FinTech Task Force of Dubai-based VC Fund, Global Ventures. Previously, she served as a director of Siguler Guff Small Business Credit Opportunities Fund and Peridiem Global Investors (on behalf of National Australia Bank). Ms. Aboelnaga Kanaan is a Trustee of The Chapin School, the Fashion Institute of Technology of the State University of New York, and International House, New York (a graduate student housing non-profit organization), and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is also a Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors. We believe Ms. Aboelnaga Kanaan is qualified to serve as a director of New Mondee because she is an experienced chief executive officer, entrepreneur, private equity investor, and corporate director with over 30 years of experience in the financial services sector and over 21 years of experience in leadership roles.
Member of the Audit Committee
Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Chief Economist, Head of Policy Advocacy, Tata Sons Private Limited
Roopa Purushothama will serve as a director of New Mondee. Ms. Purushothaman has served as the Chief Economist and Head of Policy Advocacy at Tata Sons Private Limited since September 2017. Previously, she was MD and Head of Research at Everstone Capital, an investment group that manages assets in excess of $6 billion across private equity, real estate, green infrastructure, credit and venture capital. Until 2006, she was a Vice President and Economist at Goldman Sachs, where she co-authored the widely read report, “Dreaming with BRICs: The Path to 2050”. In 2018, Ms. Purushothaman also co-authored the book “Bridgital Nation: Solving Technology’s People Problem”, written with N. Chandrasekaran, the Chairman of the Tata Group. She has served on the Prime Minister of India’s Advisory Council on Urban Infrastructure and is the founder of Avasara Leadership Institute, a non-profit educational institution focusing on accelerating academic and leadership outcomes for adolescent girls in India. Avasara has worked with over 2,000 girls through after-school programs, scholarship programs and Avasara Academy, a residential secondary school. Ms. Purushothaman has a B.A. in International Studies and Ethics, Politics, and Economics from Yale University and a Masters of Science Economics from the London School of Economics. We believe Ms. Purushothaman is qualified to serve as a director of New Mondee due to her economic expertise and background in private equity and real estate.
Member of the Audit Committee
Chair of the Compensation Committee
Founder, General Partner, Global Ventures
Noor Sweid will serve as a director of New Mondee. Ms. Sweid has been the founder and general partner of Global Ventures, a Dubai-based venture capital firm, since 2018. She is a founder, investor, and operator. Identified by Forbes magazine as one of the “World’s Top 50 Women in Tech,” Ms. Sweid’s previous roles include chief investment officer at The Dubai Future Foundation from 2016 until 2017, and founder of ZenYoga studio chain (acquired by Cedarbridge) from 2006 until 2014. Furthermore, she was the first Arab woman to scale, conduct an initial public offering of and operate a public company in the MENA region, listing Depa PLC, an interior solutions company on the NASDAQ Dubai and the London Stock Exchange (DEPA:DU) for approximately US$1.1. billion in April 2008. Additionally, Ms. Sweid has been the chairperson of the Middle East Venture Capital Association since 2018, a director for TechWadi since 2017, a director for the Karman Fellowship since 2021, and a director for the Global Private Capital Association since 2022. Ms. Sweid has also been the independent board director for Clue Health since 2020. Ms. Sweid holds a bachelors’ degrees in Finance and Economics from Boston College, an MBA from MIT Sloan, and began her career as a biotechnology and pharmaceutical strategy consultant in the US. She is a fellow of the inaugural class of the Finance Leaders Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, and is recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. We believe Ms. Sweid is qualified to serve as a director of New Mondee because of her extensive management history and experience in technology sectors.
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Co-Founder, Senior Advisor, KPMG India
Pradeep Udhas will serve as a director of New Mondee. Mr. Udhas currently serves as a Senior Advisor at KPMG India, which he co-founded in 1994. In his 28 years of service at KPMG India, Mr. Udhas served as a Senior Partner and various other senior positions. Previously, he served as the Managing Partner for Greater Pacific Capital, a UK based private equity firm’s India operations from May 2008 to May 2010. From May 2000 to October 2004, Mr. Udhas served as the Founder and CEO of e2e Technologies, a United States-based solution architecture firm. Prior to that, he was a Director in IBM, US serving many positions from 1984 to 1993. Mr. Udhas currently serves as a member of the Founder’s Circle of Avasara Leadership Academy, and as a member of the board of The Indus Entrepreneurs, a global entrepreneur mentorship organization, based out of Silicon Valley. He previously served on the executive council of NASSCOM, an Indian IT industry think-tank from April 2000 to April 2002, on the advisory board of St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai from April 2012 to May 2014, and on the national board of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce from September 2012 to September 2014. In February 2022, Mr. Udhas co-founder the Lorraine Music Academy, a music education technology (“Edtech”) and entertainment firm. Mr. Udhas holds a BS of Biology from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai and MBA Information Technology from Union College, New York. We believe Mr. Udhas is qualified to serve as a director of New Mondee due to his financial background and extensive experience in technology leadership and strategic growth.
Chair of the Audit Committee