Sudeep Ghai Joins ICF International Subsidiary, SH&E, as Vice President
SH&E London Office Builds its Airports and Airlines Expertise
November 18, 2008 -
ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) announced today that Sudeep Ghai has joined the firm as vice president with SH&E, an ICF International Company, in its London office. Mr. Ghai comes to the firm with more than 12 years of senior level strategic and operational experience in the airline industry, with a track record of success in new business start-up, strategy development, and commercial performance improvement.
“Sudeep’s frontline experience of delivering results in challenging environments will help us broaden our consulting offerings and transform commercial performance in low-cost and traditional airlines across our client portfolio, particularly Europe and the Middle East,” said David Treitel, president of SH&E. “Our clients will benefit from Sudeep’s innovative insights and superior business acumen.”
Prior to joining SH&E, Mr. Ghai served as chief commercial officer for Sama, a new, low-cost airline in Saudi Arabia, where he set up the commercial organisation and managed revenue performance across sales, marketing, network planning, and revenue management. Before Sama, Mr. Ghai was one of the co-founders of Virgin Nigeria, the first, private-sector funded flag carrier in Africa, where he served as head of sales and distribution. Mr. Ghai had served previously as senior manager of corporate development at British Airways and director of international strategy and alliances at Trans World Airlines.
Also in London, SH&E has hired a new principal, Abbas Mirza, and three senior managers. Mr. Mirza brings 18 years of airport commercial experience, primarily focusing on the development and delivery of strategies to maximise revenue streams from non-aeronautical sources. He was most recently a commercial manager for all seven British Airport Authority (BAA) airports in the UK.
The three new senior managers, Stijn Vandermoere, Scott Derbyshire, and Tania Rocca, join SH&E from easyJet commercial planning and marketing, BAA operations planning, and BAA’s Heathrow slot coordination, respectively.
With the addition of these four experts and other recent new hires, SH&E, ICF’s aviation consulting division, now numbers more than 100 dedicated full-time staff. These industry experts, together with ICF’s more than 3,000 domain experts in climate change, program management, information technology, strategic communications, and human capital transformation, enable the firm to be a preeminent consultancy in providing unparalleled capabilities and resources on transportation, infrastructure, and climate change issues.
About SH&E and ICF International
For 45 years SH&E has been dedicated to serving the air transportation industry, providing its aviation expertise to airlines, airports, governments, international agencies, manufacturers, and financial institutions. The company’s core capabilities include airline strategy, planning, and operations; airport demand management, planning, and air service marketing; cost-benefit analysis of environmental regulations; cargo studies; revenue management; appraisals, maintenance management, and asset management; safety and security audits; financial due diligence, and privatization, mergers, and alliances. In December 2007, SH&E’s one hundred-plus staff joined ICF International, further expanding its breadth of services, offerings, and expertise. SH&E’s Web site is www.sh-e.com.
ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver consulting services and technology solutions in the energy, climate change, environment, transportation, social programs, health, defense, and emergency management markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from analysis and design through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 3,000 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF’s Web site is www.icfi.com.
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