Akif Aziz (CEO)
Co-Founder and GM, Akif has been one of the guiding hands behind GFA’s success since inception. He began his work in the aviation industry in 2000 at Oman Airways specifically in finance. Later in 2006 he took up management role in finance at Etihad Airways where he was instrumental in setting up the finance organization and head the airport division with a budget responsibility of $600 Million annually. In 2012 he joined the holding company of Golden Falcon Aviation (Houseoftours.com) and since then had palyed a pivot role in bringing the company to what it is today.
Akif earned his Bachelor of Economics before launching his career and did Masters of Business administration in Finance and Strategy from XLRI business school. He also serves as a board member in the holding company of GFA i.e. houseoftours.com
Asif Aziz (HEAD OF SALES)
Asif has helped lead the company through its non-stop trajectory of growth since its beginnings. Prior to that year, Asif acquired executive management and sales experience by contributing in Dubai Aerospace (DAE). He started his career in Aviation Industry with Emirates Airline in 1998 and then moved on to Doha and played a pivot role in setting up the technical wing of Qatar Airways and Dubai Aero Space. Combining a 14 year aviation experience Asif has lead GFA to a consistent three digit % growth every year since its inception.
Asif was born and brought up in Dubai and hence has a strong relationships in Middle East aviation industry. He graduated in commerce in 1998 and then wasted no time getting to work in the industry he loves, demonstrating early on a sense of speed and urgency that is the driving force of GFA today.
Reneesh Ravindran (Vice President)
Reneesh joined GFA in 2012 to support Sales and is currently the back-bone of the team. Prior to joining GFA , he has had valuable 9 years of combined work experience in Banking & Financial Services industries . He is a graduate in Computer Science and holds Master Degree in Business Administration in Marketing Administration.
Reneesh has been pivotal in planning and executing the rapid market growth plans of GFA. He has a bold vision, coupled with a combination of global channel development and operational excellence has been the prime mover for GFA’s consistent success. In his role, Reneesh is responsible for strategic oversight of GFA sales and marketing efforts. This includes developing and executing highly effective customer acquisition and retention strategies and fostering a high performance culture while managing the GFA brand strategy across all marketing channels.