Who We Are

We are here to transform airline
distribution through our SaaS-based
travel technology solutions.

TPConnects is an IATA-certified, global, travel content aggregation and distribution technology company. We help airlines and travel agencies to distribute retail travel products through our solutions built on IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) Standard.

TPConnects is granted Airline Retailing Maturity status under International Air Transport Association (IATA) Airline Retailing Maturity (ARM) index program. TPConnects has also received IATA ONE Order Certification and IATA Financial Gateway (IFG) Certification. We were the first to receive Dual Level 4 Certification from IATA.

TPConnects’ IATA NDC and One Order Certified Offer and Order Management System is being used by major airlines including Oman Air, Gulf Air, Air Cairo, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Air Mauritius, Eastern Airlines, and EGYPTAIR.

Our Management Team

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Eric Dumas

Chief Executive Officer

Eric Dumas is the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of TPConnects. Eric leads our Product and Engineering strategy and teams and brings long-standing expertise in the airline distribution, pricing, and merchandizing verticals. Prior, Eric was the CEO of Vayant Travel Technologies (sold to PROs) and has been working in various C-Level capacities as well as a Board Member, in multiple verticals including travel, security, music and streaming, communication in private and public companies around the globe.

Praveen Kumar

Chief Technology Officer

Praveen Kumar heads the Technology function at TPConnects for over 8 years and has 13+ years in engineering, data science, system & solution architect, and R&D. Prior to TPConnects, he was a senior-level Information Technology Manager, managing Airline & Travel Agency PSS and distribution workflow, program management, project management and project engineering. He also has experience in building travel retailing applications with in-depth knowledge of IATA NDC, IATA Financial Gateway, GDS, PSS and hotel aggregators. Praveen has proven ability to bridge technology and business goals to provide productive solutions.

Namrata Balwani

Chief Marketing Officer

Namrata Balwani heads the Marketing function at TPConnects. With more than 2 decades of experience, Namrata loves bringing together business, marketing, data, and technology. She has a diverse background as Head of Digital Marketing, Transformation and Customer Analytics at the Landmark Group, an entrepreneur and Co-founder of a digital start-up, SVP at Ogilvy, and a consultant helping brands through strategic marketing guidance. With experience in hospitality, travel, retail, luxury and more, she is passionate about building brands, improving customer experience, and harnessing the power of data + tech.

Aman Guglani

Chief Finance Officer

Aman Guglani heads the Finance function at TPConnects. He is a finance professional with 15+ years of experience in various industries – Travel and Tourism, SaaS based solutions, Information Technology – BPO, E-Commerce and Foreign exchange services. Aman has immense experience in managing global & regional stakeholder relationships, joint ventures investor relationships, clients, supplier relationships along with being responsible for finance operations.

George Rajan

Vice President – Sales

George Rajan heads the Commercial function at TPConnects for the last 5 years. George is a seasoned professional with 20+ years of experience in account management, customer facing and management roles in complex environments (sales, client relationships, business development, team leadership). Prior to TPConnects, George was working with leading airlines like Air Arabia and Delta Air Lines with a key focus on sales and corporate account management.

Kristiaan van Dijken

VP – Product Management (Airline)

Kristiaan van Dijken, our VP of Product Management (Airline) with 20+ years in the Airline, Travel, and Hospitality industry. Kris spent 11 years as Product Manager – Airline Distribution, NDC at Emirates Group, showcasing exceptional expertise. His strategic leadership adds significant value to our team, driving innovation in airline product management.

Paul Ryumugabe

VP – Product Management (Seller)

Paul Ryumugabe, our Vice President of Product Management (Seller), boasting 16+ years in the Travel industry, including a decade leading Revenue and Pricing teams. Paul’s distinguished career also features a stint as Interim Chief Revenue Officer at OdigeO group, underscoring his strategic prowess. His wealth of experience fortifies our team’s capabilities, ensuring innovative approaches to seller-focused product management.