Mayank Dhingra joined HP in June’19 to lead the Education Business Vertical for the Middle East region. His focus is on solution creation, strategic direction, commercial oversight and social capital curation in the education sector.
Mayank was previously with GEMS Education where he was initially the Vice President Commercial managing the P&L for Indian and British mid-market cluster of schools in the MENASA region. Mayank’s last role at GEMS was Chief of Staff where he held Commercial and Operational responsibility for 50 schools with an annual revenue budget accountability in excess of AED 4 Billion. In addition, he sat on the board of two schools.
Prior to GEMS he was with the Emirates Group for 14 years and his last role was Head of Global Technology Partnerships. In this role Mayank’s prime objective was to unlock value in worldwide supplier engagements through deeper relationships, cost containment, co-creation opportunities and performance governance.
His preceding role was Head of Customer Experience for dnata (Emirates Group) where he set up the line and managed the business technology, product, pricing and customer service functions across the network.
Mayank previously held various Country Management and Commercial Leadership roles with Emirates Group, Air Arabia, Carlson Wagonlit, Hilton and InterContinental Hotel Group
Originally from India, Mayank is a hospitality management graduate with post-graduate qualifications from Cranfield School of Management. He has been in the region for over 20 years.
He has been an active mentor for several talent management pools at Emirates - UAE Nationals talent program, SPARK IT talent program, Intelak Incubator program and Emirates Group Toastmaster’s club.
Mayank was awarded the CEO’s Award of Excellence in 2006 for Most Improved Station at Air Arabia. In 2010 his team and he received Platinum Najms at Emirates Group for exemplary revenue performance. And in 2011 he was selected for the prestigious Emirates High Potential Performers program – ELDP.
Mayank is a certified Yoga teacher as well and the founder of a non-profit entity – Yogasmriti; which combines individual and community wellbeing. All proceeds from the initiative are directed to charitable causes supporting underprivileged children.