Air Marshal Jyotinarayan Burma held various important positions in the Indian Air Force including Air Officer-in-charge – Administration and was a Principal Staff Officer at Air Headquarter. In 2013, He assumed charge as Administrative Member in Armed Forced Tribunal, Principal Bench.
He represented Indian Air Force in Inter-Ministerial Committee on Civil Military Integration of Air Traffic Services and Implementation of Communication Navigation Surveillance and Air Traffic Management System.
Subhranshu Sekhar Das is Vice President and Head of the Aviation Practice at Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific. He focuses on monitoring and analyzing emerging trends, technologies and market behavior in commercial and business aviation. His domain expertise includes global aviation industry advisory, and he has executed a series of research and global consulting assignments. He has direct Contribution in Developing Singapore and other Asia Pacific Country’s Aviation Industry.
Subhranshu has represented Frost & Sullivan as a speaker at numerous conferences in Asia, the recent ones being – Aircraft Leasing & Finance, International Seminar on Challenges in Aviation Technologies, Integration & Operations, Asian Airports and Asian Aircraft Maintenance Conference. He is also actively Involved in Charity and community Development.
He has received acclaim for his research, consulting and strategy formulation. His articles and quotes have been published in leading international publications and aviation trade journals including Flight International, Harvard Business Review and Aviation Week. He has also been quoted in some of global leading newspapers such as The Economic Times, Strait Times Financial Express and Business Standard.
Prior to working with Frost & Sullivan, Subhranshu had worked with other well known global consulting organizations. In all, he has more than a decade of experience in Technical/Management Consulting/Research and implementation of large Aviation projects.
Chris Markou is Head, Operational Cost Management for IATA's Operations department. Chris has been working on Airline Operations Cost Management and Efficiency Improvement. He has worked on several initiatives to optimize airline operational costs using industry best practices and benchmarks on Airline and especially Maintenance Costs trends. Part of his focus is the “Paperless Aircraft Operations” initiative leading to simplifying the business through worldwide acceptance of electronic documentation and records. Chris is the Secretary to several groups on airline cost benchmarking and aircraft leasing. Before IATA, Chris worked at Delta TechOps. He held various positions in TechOps’ Strategy leading to General Manager for Technical Sales - Marketing. Chris holds a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech and an Executive MBA from Emory University.
Ashish is the Vice-President & Make in India Officer for Airbus India where he is driving Airbus’ existing ‘Make in India’ initiatives and is conceiving new ones across all its three Divisions (Airbus Helicopters, Airbus and Airbus Defence & Space) in order to increase their industrial footprint in India.
Prior to joining Airbus Group, Ashish headed the Tata–Sikorsky joint venture in Hyderabad and was also responsible for Sikorsky’s industrialisation and strategic partnership initiatives in India.
Ashish started his career at Dassault Systemes followed by Deloitte Consulting. There, he led multiple business planning and transformation projects focused on lean engineering, supply chain strategy and product development optimization, for Fortune 100 companies.
A truly international professional, Ashish has lived and worked for over a decade in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Ashish is the recipient of the prestigious Maxell award for Excellence in Business Leadership 2016.
Airbus was recently appointed in the governing council and board of Aviation and Aerospace Sector Skill Council(AASSC). Ashish will be Airbus’ representative on the board of AASSC.
Ashish holds a Masters Degree in International Business from University of London, Post Graduate Diploma in Business (Mktg.) Management from the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune India, a Diploma in Managing for Execution from Cornell University, New York and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology (NIT) Nagpur, India. He has also attended joint Executive Leadership Program from the Darden School of Business, USA and NUS Singapore.
Apart from his professional commitments, Ashish serves on the advisory board for a not-for-profit organization aimed at helping farmers across the country through fair trade.
He currently lives in the Delhi NCR with his wife and two children and enjoys reading and playing golf whenever he gets time.
Born in small village BASI KALAN, Dist Hoshiarpur, Punjab, obtained Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Punjab University, Chandigarh in 1975.
Joined Air India as Graduate Engineer Trainee and got AME licence in 1980.
Worked in Base/Line Maintenance as an AME & Shift-Incharge.
Shifted to Quality Management and headed Quality Department in Air India Express and Air Costa.
41 years of experience in Aviation engineering including 37 years in Air India.
Have done assignments in Singapore, Abh Dhabi & London.
Extensive travel around the globe - 57 countries in 5 continents.
Have made more than 30 presentations in International aviation conferences and seminars in past six years on all aspects of aviation engineering – Maintenance, Quality & Safety Management, Lease Management, Big Data, Data Analytics etc
Headed policy committee and was VP of AEI (Aircraft Engineers International)
Have been nominated as industry expert in following committees formed by Indian government and Directorate General of Civil Aviation :
Harpreet A De. Singh, is the Executive Director & Chief of Flight Safety - Air India.
She is President of Indian Women Pilots’ Association(IWPA) affiliated to 99s world organisation. She is also Vice Chairman of ‘Aeronautical Society of India’, Mumbai Branch & Council Member at Headquarters of AeSI and has presented many papers in various International conferences.
She obtained Commercial Pilot's Licence from IGRUA in 1988 and was selected as first woman pilot in Air India. She is a qualified Instructor who imparts DGCA approved Technical training for all Pilots, Flight Engineers, Flight Despatchers on CAT-II/III, RVSM, ETOPS, MNPS, FMS, etc on all aircraft type of Air India which are A310, B747-400, B747-200/300, B737-800 & B777. She is also qualified as an Instructor for Human Factors and CRM training and has conducted many “Train the Trainer” courses for airlines and corporate organisations.
She is also the first woman Head of Quality Management Systems in an airline and the first Lead Auditor and Evaluator for International Quality and Safety Standards for IOSA, ISAGO and LOSA. She has obtained the diploma in Safety Management System and Risk Management and the first woman head of Corporate SMS and Convener for the Risk Management in an airline. She is also the first woman to head the Emergency Response in an airline and conceptualize the 'Angels of Air India' for Humanitarian Response. Her previous role included the additional responsibility to Head the Environment Management and Green Initiatives, besides the Fuel Management and Operational Efficiency Programme.