Akshay Shrivastava is the Senior Vice President & Head of IT Services SBU. In this role he leads IBS’ services business for the travel, transportation and logistics industry globally.
Having joined IBS in July 2008 as global head of its Cargo Line of Business, Akshay was responsible for expanding iCargo’s global footprint - making IBS one of the leading IT solutions providers to the air cargo industry. In the following years in his roles as Chief Delivery Officer and Global Head of Business Solutions & Service Delivery Akshay led IBS’ 1500 plus global team to deliver IBS’ products and services to its more than 170 customers worldwide.
Prior to joining IBS, Akshay worked with the Emirates Group in Dubai in various capacities, the last one as the Head of Sales & Market Development at Mercator, the IT division of the Group. Akshay takes special pride in the fact that he and his team successfully formulated and executed an IT strategy for Emirates SkyCargo that played an important role in making it a world leader in the air freight industry.
In a career of over 25 years in travel technology, Akshay has been involved in major IT and business initiatives for a number of airlines and airport handlers around the world. These include Emirates, Lufthansa, British Airways, All Nippon Airways, Swiss, Qantas, South African Airways, dnata, Tokyo International Air Cargo Terminal, and many more. His diverse industry experience includes managing large multicultural teams and a global customer base while building and effectively executing strategies, successfully delivering large complex projects, creating products for the industry, and leading large global IT products & service businesses.
Akshay holds a Masters’ Degree in Physics and another one in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.