Prakash Kishinchand

Prakash Kishinchand

Learning & Development Specialist at Emirates Airline
Lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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About me

A senior L & D professional with 14 years of experience across the full training cycle, in Customer Service, Leadership, regulatory, Baggage Handling and Implementation of large-scale Training Programs internationally. Am a certified trainer from City & Guilds, CIPD, IATA & Emirates Airlines Specialist at Emirates Aviation College, Dubai.

My Core competencies span across the verticals of customized L & D initiatives, Talent Management, Project management, Organizational Development (OD), Airport operations management, System administration and New station start up. I have had proven results across various facets of training, with a proven track record of achieving results through innovation, leading to enhanced business performance.


25 years

  • Learning & Development Specialist

    Emirates Airline - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Human Resources
    April 2017 - Now · 2 years and 4 months

    Achievements:  Delivered all trainings for Emirates Airport Services (Dubai & Outstation) & regulatory trainings for dnata and Emirates.  Project managed 30 plus new route start-ups and Ground Handling Agency changes for Emirates, in addition to ensuring a seamless and successful start-up.  Partnered with business to conduct a performance analysis for new station start-ups and GHA change while monitoring the performance of existing stations and recommending remedial measures.  Remotely supported new station re-start (Abuja/15 Dec 17) through Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) sessions, thereby saving costs and avoiding logistical hassles for the organization.  Managed TNA for 02 stations & effectively communicated the outcomes with all stakeholders.  Coached, developed and signed off new trainers within Emirates group & network.  Advised the AS Connect project team and system solutions on key learning elements for training flight creation.  Project managed annual training flight creation for all programmes GLD offers to EKAS network, Dubai and dnata. Key Responsibilities:  Formulating and implementing learning strategies and programs including compliance training, devising IDPs, contributing to OD mandates.  Designing and delivering e-learning courses, workshops and other trainings as well as assisting managers develop their team members through career pathing exercises.  Tracking budgets and negotiating contracts with outside vendors, in addition to hiring and overseeing training and L&D specialists.  Guiding and mentor learners on their performance, liaising with the management to rectify performance and foster individual development.  Keeping abreast of the latest industry standards and to disseminate knowledge effectively.

  • Learning and Development Manager

    Emirates Airline - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Human Resources
    May 2011 - March 2017 · 5 years and 11 months

     Certified trainer to deliver basic & advanced level training for Qantas Airways at Dubai for (Emirates Airlines) on Altea.  Managed, administered and delivered trainings for Concourse D Project. Was acknowledged for support rendered and ensuring the smooth opening of Concourse D.  Earned recognition from Emirates Divisional Vice President for designing and delivering an elaborate EKAS disruption training plan encompassing all EKAS grades, emcare volunteers and delivering within record TATs.  Handpicked to develop 12 EKAS Dubai Airport Service Managers by Emirates Divisional Vice President (EKAS).  Handled 25 new Emirates station start-ups and developed GHA & EK teams for smooth operations and cutover.  Coached and developed new trainers within Group Learning & Development and external trainers on internal L&D standards for facilitation skills and subject matter – Airport operations.  Designed, developed and executed effective learning solutions for 3 stations, leading performance enhancement and customer experience initiatives, resulting in greater business results for strategic business partners.

  • Learning & Development Officer

    Emirates Airline - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Human Resources
    January 2007 - March 2011 · 4 years and 3 months

     Provided learning & development solutions and cutover support to 3250 Emirates Airport Services staff to expand its operations from old Terminal 1 to Concourse 2 and Terminal 3.  Conducted organizational training needs analysis of for EKAS Airport services catering to 38 job roles.  Managed the portfolio of agreed training projects in collaboration with relevant business stakeholders and evaluate the effectiveness of learning outcomes on business performance.  Worked in close consultation with business managers and the curriculum design team. Essayed a lead role in representing the business development & projects training delivery team in the design and delivery of effective training solutions.

  • Learning & Development Coordinator

    Emirates Airline - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Human Resources
    January 2005 - November 2008 · 3 years and 11 months

     Managed and direct training administration to effectively support airport operations training requirements for initial, recurrent and developmental training using appropriate Oracle Training Administration systems (OLM) and applicable training policies and procedures.  Planned, scheduled & implemented all training plans & projects for dnata airport training at Terminal 1 & 2.  Analyzed and reported on training performance, resource utilisation and events not updated / closed.

  • Training & Development Coordinator - Business Connect

    Emirates Airline - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Human Resources
    January 2003 - December 2005 · 3 years

    One stop shop for “Business Connect” facilitators to run their training sessions independently in the areas of Reservations, Cargo, Ramp Services and Airport Services. Managed 236 facilitators across the network and coordinated training requirements. 200

  • On Job Trainer

    dnata - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    January 2002 - December 2003 · 2 years

    First On Job trainer for dnata. Preformed a dual role of a “Senior Flight Agent” as well as “On the Job Trainer”. Delivered soft skills, standards and systems training for all Airlines for which dnata was the ground handling agent.

  • Check-in Agent

    dnata - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Customer Service
    March 1995 - December 2002 · 7 years and 11 months

    A dedicated agent for dnata Passenger Service Unit at Dubai International Airport (Terminal 1 & 2). An all-rounder in all areas of airport operations and familiar with 09 departure control systems and a dedicated team member of the European pool.

  • Sales and Marketing Executive

    Zait Corporation LLC Dubai - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Sales & Marketing
    June 1994 - January 1995 · 8 months

    • Worked with owner, managers and sales department to streamline operations and information reporting process. • Expanding the business by preparing and delivering sales presentations to new and existing clients. • Achieved 137% of my sales target, nearly doubling it in the month of July.


  • Certified Professional in Learning & Prefomance

    The Association for Talent Development - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    April 2018 - April 2018

  • Project Management

    Project Management Office - PMO - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    February 2018 - April 2018

  • Instructional Design

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) - Montreal, Canada

    April 2015 - April 2015

  • Professional Development For Trainers

    Institute of Leaders & Management / City & Guilds - Bristol, United Kingdom

    January 2011 - March 2011

  • On Job Trainer Development Programme

    Emirates Aviation University - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    January 2008 - March 2008

  • IMPACT - Train The Trainer

    Emirates Aviation University - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    March 2004 - July 2004

  • Diploma in Universal Federation Of Travel Agents

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) - Geneva, Switzerland

    February 1994 - November 1994

  • Bachelor of Commerce

    University of Mumbai - Mumbai, India

    May 1992 - June 1995


3 languages

  • English

    Native or fluent

  • Hindi

    Professional working

  • Sindhi

    Professional working

Personal information


  • Indian


10 skills

  • Airport
  • Airport Operations
  • Coaching & Mentoring
  • Coaching skills
  • Customer servie
  • Learning & Development
  • Performance management
  • Project manager
  • Team Management

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