Mr Hungate is the President and Chief Executive Officer of SATS, with overall responsibility for leading the SATS Group. He is a Board Director and a member of the Board Executive Committee. Mr Hungate joined SATS as Executive Director in July 2013 and assumed his current role on 1 January 2014. Prior to that, Mr Hungate was the Chief Executive Ofﬁcer of HSBC in Singapore for three years.
As the most senior executive for the HSBC Group in Singapore, he was responsible for all of its activities, including subsidiary businesses such as private banking, insurance, futures, and asset management and trustee services. He joined HSBC in 2007 as Group Managing Director of Personal Financial Services and Marketing, based in London. With over 25 years of global leadership experience, Mr Hungate also served as the Managing Director, Asia Pacific for Reuters, based in Hong Kong, and Global Chief Marketing Officer for Reuters, based in New York. For two years prior to July 2013, Mr Hungate served as an Independent Director for SATS. He was a member of two Board Committees, namely the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee, and the Nominating Committee. Mr Hungate holds a Master’s degree in Engineering, Economics and Management from Oxford University and graduated as a Baker Scholar from the Master of Business Administration programme at Harvard Business School.
Raju Radhakrishna Shete
Director of FASSCO / President of Planet Investments and Ventures Pte Ltd
With over 35 years of experience, Mr Shete has been instrumental in shaping industries and creating markets
With over 35 years of experience, Mr Shete has been instrumental in shaping industries and creating markets over the years including founding India’s first organized companies in the food service, food vouchers, and food supply chain markets. Some past partnerships, joint ventures, and business collaborations that Mr Shete has been associated with include those with Accor, the Compass Group and Sodexo.
Mr Shete served as the founder and chairman of Radhakrishna Hospitality Services (RKHS; now Sodexo, India), founder and director of Accor Services India (now Eden Red, India) and founder and director of Consoldiated Services (now part of the Compass Group). In these roles, Mr Shete has built large-scale services companies with thousands of FTE staff and hundreds of service unit locations globally and in India. Mr Shete provides stewardship support and strategic guidance to the Planet Group of companies and ventures in which the Planet Group participates.
Girish Sehgal, has had a remarkable career spanning almost 19 years in the global hospitality industry working in the Maldives, U.S.A., Bahamas, Canada, and India. He is a natural leader and prides himself with handling several multi-cultural teams successfully during his tenure. He has in-depth exposure and knowledge of Food & Beverage (both Service and Production), Finance, Sales & Marketing, and other allied functions. He has cultivated an awareness that taking care of employees, translates into good business.Girish began his career with Kempinski Hotels and moved to the Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts where he worked at various senior management positions across four different countries around the globe. Thereafter, he joined Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces where he served as General Manager at various luxury Taj Hotel properties, which under his aegis the teams received several prestigious international awards and accolades. And in 2016 took up the role of CEO and MD of FASSCO, enticed by FASSCO’s vision of bringing hospitality into healthcare.
Girish also led by example by stressing the importance of continued learning, and efficient time management by completing his full time Masters degree in International Hospitality and Services Industries Management from the prestigious Glion Institute of Higher Education, Montreux Switzerland.
Jude D’Cruz has over 30 years of experience in the Food Service, and Facilities Management (FM) industry. Jude is an expert at everything related to Human Resources. Having worked in senior leadership roles across India, Singapore, and Australia, Jude experience, foresight, and his natural drive to inculcate the right attitude and behavior in colleagues provides a durable competitive edge in client satisfaction. Jude is the staunch promoter of gender equality, localization of the team force, and ensuring customer satisfaction by first taking care of the colleagues first.
Manish Jain is the Finance Director in FASSCO Catering LLC at Abu Dhabi. By profession he is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary with over 24 years of experience, his last assignment was as CFO for Roots Corporation Ltd a company which owns and operates largest budget chain in India by the name of “Ginger”. He has also worked with Polar group, HDC Ltd, Taj Hotels and Starwood Hotels & Resorts in areas of Finance, Accounts, Secretarial, Legal, and Administration. He has rich experience of working in manufacturing and service industries both in pre-operation and operating hotels.
Sandeep Kumar joins us from Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island, where he was the Director of Food & Beverages since its pre-opening. Throughout his extensive travels he has encapsulated a broad understanding of Global Hotels and Resorts. Locally Sandeep has a very good understanding of the UAE, in-particular Abu Dhabi and the healthcare sector through relationships built while working at the Four Seasons Hotel.Sandeep brings over 20 years of Food and Beverage leadership experience having worked with Four Seasons globally in Europe and North America before calling the Middle-East his home. Having worked in cities like Mumbai, London, Dublin, Seattle, Jackson Hole, Scottsdale, San Diego, and Abu Dhabi.