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Our executives set the strategy and direction for AJW Group, they each have their own specialist areas of expertise and are led by our President and CEO, Christopher Whiteside.

 

Christopher Whiteside - President & CEO

As President and CEO, Christopher is responsible for leading the strategic direction. Under his visionary leadership, we have grown exponentially from a company employing 15 people when he took it over aged 25. We now boast over 750 aviation professionals across Africa, Asia Pacific, China, CIS, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, and North America.

 

We are recognised globally as the world-leading independent specialist in the supply of integrated aircraft support services for commercial and business aircraft. Christophers' ambition and pioneering spirit do not stop there as he looks beyond aviation to seize opportunities that play to the business’ strengths.

 

 

A lifelong aviation business professional and entrepreneur, Christopher is committed to developing engineering excellence throughout the aviation MRO industry. With a passion for travel, culture and time pieces, Christopher has lived in three continents and has a truly global perspective on business. He acquired and built up AJW Technique in Canada and built strong relationships in new and emerging markets.

 

Since 2009 Christopher has held a private pilot’s licence.

 

The executive team

Our other executives provide essential support to Christopher is setting, and delivering, our ambitious strategies and growth targets.

 

Boris Wolstenholme

Chief Strategy Officer

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Ian Malin

Chief Financial Officer and CEO of AJW Leasing

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Tom De Geytere

Chief Sales Officer

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Sajedah Rustom

CEO of AJW Technique, Montreal

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Boris WolstenholmeClose

Chief Strategy Officer

After graduating from Reading with a degree in Business and Economics, Boris joined AJW as a team member of the Sales Department. He progressed quickly into the role of Divisional Sales Manager and further to the position of Commercial Director. He was appointed Chief Executive of AJW Aviation in 2009. His role as Chief Executive saw the impressive annual double-digit growth of the business and ensured continued flexibility and outstanding service for AJW customers. As Chief Strategy Officer of AJW Group, Boris will now be responsible for helping to define the Group’s Strategy and execute delivery of that Strategy. In 2012 Boris won the UK Institute of Directors Young Director of the Year Award.


enquiries@ajw-group.com


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Ian MalinClose

Chief Financial Officer and CEO of AJW Leasing

Chief Financial Officer and CEO of AJW Leasing of the AJW Group Ian joined AJW in 2011 after eleven years in investment banking, having financed several billion dollars' worth of aircraft, rail, marine and infrastructure assets across the globe. As Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer of AJW Group, he is responsible for the group's overall financial strategy, planning, analysis and corporate development. In addition, Ian manages AJW Group's funding relationships across all business lines. As Chief Executive Officer of AJW Capital, Ian is responsible for sourcing, execution and oversight of all firm transactions as well as the Company's overall strategy and development. Prior to joining AJW, Ian worked for the Seabury Group in Hong Kong where he opened and developed the firm's first office in Asia. Ian also spent eight years in asset finance with the Allco Finance Group, having joined them from KPMG. Ian has a JD from New York Law School and a BA from Middlebury College.


enquiries@ajw-leasing.com


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Tom De GeytereClose

Chief Sales Officer

Tom De Geytere is Chief Sales Officer for AJW Group. His primary task is to oversee the development of the organisation’s Part Sales & Support and Engines’ divisions. In addition to this he is responsible for growing business in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the CIS through the development of unique solutions to suit the creative and diverse business models of airlines, lessors and OEM’s.


Extensive industry experience enables Tom to provide a holistic view of the airline value chain. This has been honed by executive positions in Asian and European airlines in the fields of advisory services and business development for start-ups and legacy carriers. Previously Tom was CEO at Air Via, responsible for restructuring the loss-making Bulgarian charter airline. In tandem with this role, he consulted on a variety of projects globally and across cargo, legacy and start-up airlines. Before that, he undertook a number of senior roles with Cargolux Airlines rising from business analyst to internal auditor, and ultimately adviser to the President and CEO on business development and organisational engineering.


Tom is fluent in English, French, Dutch and conversational German. He has an MBA and has served in the Belgian Airforce as an officer and pilot.


tomdg@ajw-group.com      


LinkedIn

Sajedah RustomClose

CEO of AJW Technique, Montreal

As Chief Executive Officer of AJ​W Technique, the group’s renowned maintenance hub in Canada, Sajedah is responsible for leading strategy and business development, products, and services innovation, whilst ensuring flawless execution and customer satisfaction.


AJW Technique's state of the art facilities are regarded as one of the most efficient MRO providers in the world, with the ability to process 35,000 units per year across 600 part numbers. With over 200 employees, 75% of which have on average 25 year's experience, AJW Technique supports more than 300 airlines including Air Canada and Delta Airlines.


Sajedah has over fifteen years of strategic and operational leadership experience in both commercial and business aviation. She was responsible for the design and management of the Bombardier Q400, CRJ and CSeries cost by hour services, as well as component reliability, asset management and supply chain solutions across all commercial aircraft programs.


Sajedah went on to manage strategy and business development for the parts services and solutions division, delivering significant growth, cost optimization and increased customer satisfaction. She later moved into business aviation and transformed the Global Express, Challenger and Learjet aftermarket, delivering double-digit growth with accelerated sales, delivery efficiency and heightened customer focus.


In her past role, she delivered 30 new products and services to the business jet aftermarket annually, including diverse cost by hour options, teardown, and leasing solutions, modifications, and upgrades to meet broad and diverse customer needs.


Sajedah is fluent in English and French, holds a Bachelor's and a Master’s degree from the University of London with Six Sigma, Lean Management, and Business Process Engineering certifications. She is an active supporter of Women in Aerospace, Industrial Services Roundtable, and Young Entrepreneurs Associations and has a passion for family, culture, travel, food, scuba, and kick-boxing.


sajedah@ajw-group.com


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Boris Wolstenholme

Chief Strategy Officer

->

Ian Malin

Chief Financial Officer and CEO of AJW Leasing

->

Tom De Geytere

Chief Sales Officer

->

Boris WolstenholmeClose

Chief Strategy Officer

After graduating from Reading with a degree in Business and Economics, Boris joined AJW as a team member of the Sales Department. He progressed quickly into the role of Divisional Sales Manager and further to the position of Commercial Director. He was appointed Chief Executive of AJW Aviation in 2009. His role as Chief Executive saw the impressive annual double-digit growth of the business and ensured continued flexibility and outstanding service for AJW customers. As Chief Strategy Officer of AJW Group, Boris will now be responsible for helping to define the Group’s Strategy and execute delivery of that Strategy. In 2012 Boris won the UK Institute of Directors Young Director of the Year Award.


enquiries@ajw-group.com


LinkedIn

Ian MalinClose

Chief Financial Officer and CEO of AJW Leasing

Chief Financial Officer and CEO of AJW Leasing of the AJW Group Ian joined AJW in 2011 after eleven years in investment banking, having financed several billion dollars' worth of aircraft, rail, marine and infrastructure assets across the globe. As Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer of AJW Group, he is responsible for the group's overall financial strategy, planning, analysis and corporate development. In addition, Ian manages AJW Group's funding relationships across all business lines. As Chief Executive Officer of AJW Capital, Ian is responsible for sourcing, execution and oversight of all firm transactions as well as the Company's overall strategy and development. Prior to joining AJW, Ian worked for the Seabury Group in Hong Kong where he opened and developed the firm's first office in Asia. Ian also spent eight years in asset finance with the Allco Finance Group, having joined them from KPMG. Ian has a JD from New York Law School and a BA from Middlebury College.


enquiries@ajw-leasing.com


LinkedIn

Tom De GeytereClose

Chief Sales Officer

Tom De Geytere is Chief Sales Officer for AJW Group. His primary task is to oversee the development of the organisation’s Part Sales & Support and Engines’ divisions. In addition to this he is responsible for growing business in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the CIS through the development of unique solutions to suit the creative and diverse business models of airlines, lessors and OEM’s.


Extensive industry experience enables Tom to provide a holistic view of the airline value chain. This has been honed by executive positions in Asian and European airlines in the fields of advisory services and business development for start-ups and legacy carriers. Previously Tom was CEO at Air Via, responsible for restructuring the loss-making Bulgarian charter airline. In tandem with this role, he consulted on a variety of projects globally and across cargo, legacy and start-up airlines. Before that, he undertook a number of senior roles with Cargolux Airlines rising from business analyst to internal auditor, and ultimately adviser to the President and CEO on business development and organisational engineering.


Tom is fluent in English, French, Dutch and conversational German. He has an MBA and has served in the Belgian Airforce as an officer and pilot.


tomdg@ajw-group.com      


LinkedIn

Sajedah Rustom

CEO of AJW Technique, Montreal

->

Sajedah RustomClose

CEO of AJW Technique, Montreal

As Chief Executive Officer of AJ​W Technique, the group’s renowned maintenance hub in Canada, Sajedah is responsible for leading strategy and business development, products, and services innovation, whilst ensuring flawless execution and customer satisfaction.


AJW Technique's state of the art facilities are regarded as one of the most efficient MRO providers in the world, with the ability to process 35,000 units per year across 600 part numbers. With over 200 employees, 75% of which have on average 25 year's experience, AJW Technique supports more than 300 airlines including Air Canada and Delta Airlines.


Sajedah has over fifteen years of strategic and operational leadership experience in both commercial and business aviation. She was responsible for the design and management of the Bombardier Q400, CRJ and CSeries cost by hour services, as well as component reliability, asset management and supply chain solutions across all commercial aircraft programs.


Sajedah went on to manage strategy and business development for the parts services and solutions division, delivering significant growth, cost optimization and increased customer satisfaction. She later moved into business aviation and transformed the Global Express, Challenger and Learjet aftermarket, delivering double-digit growth with accelerated sales, delivery efficiency and heightened customer focus.


In her past role, she delivered 30 new products and services to the business jet aftermarket annually, including diverse cost by hour options, teardown, and leasing solutions, modifications, and upgrades to meet broad and diverse customer needs.


Sajedah is fluent in English and French, holds a Bachelor's and a Master’s degree from the University of London with Six Sigma, Lean Management, and Business Process Engineering certifications. She is an active supporter of Women in Aerospace, Industrial Services Roundtable, and Young Entrepreneurs Associations and has a passion for family, culture, travel, food, scuba, and kick-boxing.


sajedah@ajw-group.com


Linkedin

Boris Wolstenholme

Chief Strategy Officer

->

Ian Malin

Chief Financial Officer and CEO of AJW Leasing

->

Boris WolstenholmeClose

Chief Strategy Officer

After graduating from Reading with a degree in Business and Economics, Boris joined AJW as a team member of the Sales Department. He progressed quickly into the role of Divisional Sales Manager and further to the position of Commercial Director. He was appointed Chief Executive of AJW Aviation in 2009. His role as Chief Executive saw the impressive annual double-digit growth of the business and ensured continued flexibility and outstanding service for AJW customers. As Chief Strategy Officer of AJW Group, Boris will now be responsible for helping to define the Group’s Strategy and execute delivery of that Strategy. In 2012 Boris won the UK Institute of Directors Young Director of the Year Award.


enquiries@ajw-group.com


LinkedIn

Ian MalinClose

Chief Financial Officer and CEO of AJW Leasing

Chief Financial Officer and CEO of AJW Leasing of the AJW Group Ian joined AJW in 2011 after eleven years in investment banking, having financed several billion dollars' worth of aircraft, rail, marine and infrastructure assets across the globe. As Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer of AJW Group, he is responsible for the group's overall financial strategy, planning, analysis and corporate development. In addition, Ian manages AJW Group's funding relationships across all business lines. As Chief Executive Officer of AJW Capital, Ian is responsible for sourcing, execution and oversight of all firm transactions as well as the Company's overall strategy and development. Prior to joining AJW, Ian worked for the Seabury Group in Hong Kong where he opened and developed the firm's first office in Asia. Ian also spent eight years in asset finance with the Allco Finance Group, having joined them from KPMG. Ian has a JD from New York Law School and a BA from Middlebury College.


enquiries@ajw-leasing.com


LinkedIn

Tom De Geytere

Chief Sales Officer

->

Sajedah Rustom

CEO of AJW Technique, Montreal

->

Tom De GeytereClose

Chief Sales Officer

Tom De Geytere is Chief Sales Officer for AJW Group. His primary task is to oversee the development of the organisation’s Part Sales & Support and Engines’ divisions. In addition to this he is responsible for growing business in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the CIS through the development of unique solutions to suit the creative and diverse business models of airlines, lessors and OEM’s.


Extensive industry experience enables Tom to provide a holistic view of the airline value chain. This has been honed by executive positions in Asian and European airlines in the fields of advisory services and business development for start-ups and legacy carriers. Previously Tom was CEO at Air Via, responsible for restructuring the loss-making Bulgarian charter airline. In tandem with this role, he consulted on a variety of projects globally and across cargo, legacy and start-up airlines. Before that, he undertook a number of senior roles with Cargolux Airlines rising from business analyst to internal auditor, and ultimately adviser to the President and CEO on business development and organisational engineering.


Tom is fluent in English, French, Dutch and conversational German. He has an MBA and has served in the Belgian Airforce as an officer and pilot.


tomdg@ajw-group.com      


LinkedIn

Sajedah RustomClose

CEO of AJW Technique, Montreal

As Chief Executive Officer of AJ​W Technique, the group’s renowned maintenance hub in Canada, Sajedah is responsible for leading strategy and business development, products, and services innovation, whilst ensuring flawless execution and customer satisfaction.


AJW Technique's state of the art facilities are regarded as one of the most efficient MRO providers in the world, with the ability to process 35,000 units per year across 600 part numbers. With over 200 employees, 75% of which have on average 25 year's experience, AJW Technique supports more than 300 airlines including Air Canada and Delta Airlines.


Sajedah has over fifteen years of strategic and operational leadership experience in both commercial and business aviation. She was responsible for the design and management of the Bombardier Q400, CRJ and CSeries cost by hour services, as well as component reliability, asset management and supply chain solutions across all commercial aircraft programs.


Sajedah went on to manage strategy and business development for the parts services and solutions division, delivering significant growth, cost optimization and increased customer satisfaction. She later moved into business aviation and transformed the Global Express, Challenger and Learjet aftermarket, delivering double-digit growth with accelerated sales, delivery efficiency and heightened customer focus.


In her past role, she delivered 30 new products and services to the business jet aftermarket annually, including diverse cost by hour options, teardown, and leasing solutions, modifications, and upgrades to meet broad and diverse customer needs.


Sajedah is fluent in English and French, holds a Bachelor's and a Master’s degree from the University of London with Six Sigma, Lean Management, and Business Process Engineering certifications. She is an active supporter of Women in Aerospace, Industrial Services Roundtable, and Young Entrepreneurs Associations and has a passion for family, culture, travel, food, scuba, and kick-boxing.


sajedah@ajw-group.com


Linkedin

Boris Wolstenholme

Chief Strategy Officer

->

Boris WolstenholmeClose

Chief Strategy Officer

After graduating from Reading with a degree in Business and Economics, Boris joined AJW as a team member of the Sales Department. He progressed quickly into the role of Divisional Sales Manager and further to the position of Commercial Director. He was appointed Chief Executive of AJW Aviation in 2009. His role as Chief Executive saw the impressive annual double-digit growth of the business and ensured continued flexibility and outstanding service for AJW customers. As Chief Strategy Officer of AJW Group, Boris will now be responsible for helping to define the Group’s Strategy and execute delivery of that Strategy. In 2012 Boris won the UK Institute of Directors Young Director of the Year Award.


enquiries@ajw-group.com


LinkedIn

Ian Malin

Chief Financial Officer and CEO of AJW Leasing

->

Ian MalinClose

Chief Financial Officer and CEO of AJW Leasing

Chief Financial Officer and CEO of AJW Leasing of the AJW Group Ian joined AJW in 2011 after eleven years in investment banking, having financed several billion dollars' worth of aircraft, rail, marine and infrastructure assets across the globe. As Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer of AJW Group, he is responsible for the group's overall financial strategy, planning, analysis and corporate development. In addition, Ian manages AJW Group's funding relationships across all business lines. As Chief Executive Officer of AJW Capital, Ian is responsible for sourcing, execution and oversight of all firm transactions as well as the Company's overall strategy and development. Prior to joining AJW, Ian worked for the Seabury Group in Hong Kong where he opened and developed the firm's first office in Asia. Ian also spent eight years in asset finance with the Allco Finance Group, having joined them from KPMG. Ian has a JD from New York Law School and a BA from Middlebury College.


enquiries@ajw-leasing.com


LinkedIn

Tom De Geytere

Chief Sales Officer

->

Tom De GeytereClose

Chief Sales Officer

Tom De Geytere is Chief Sales Officer for AJW Group. His primary task is to oversee the development of the organisation’s Part Sales & Support and Engines’ divisions. In addition to this he is responsible for growing business in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the CIS through the development of unique solutions to suit the creative and diverse business models of airlines, lessors and OEM’s.


Extensive industry experience enables Tom to provide a holistic view of the airline value chain. This has been honed by executive positions in Asian and European airlines in the fields of advisory services and business development for start-ups and legacy carriers. Previously Tom was CEO at Air Via, responsible for restructuring the loss-making Bulgarian charter airline. In tandem with this role, he consulted on a variety of projects globally and across cargo, legacy and start-up airlines. Before that, he undertook a number of senior roles with Cargolux Airlines rising from business analyst to internal auditor, and ultimately adviser to the President and CEO on business development and organisational engineering.


Tom is fluent in English, French, Dutch and conversational German. He has an MBA and has served in the Belgian Airforce as an officer and pilot.


tomdg@ajw-group.com      


LinkedIn

Sajedah Rustom

CEO of AJW Technique, Montreal

->

Sajedah RustomClose

CEO of AJW Technique, Montreal

As Chief Executive Officer of AJ​W Technique, the group’s renowned maintenance hub in Canada, Sajedah is responsible for leading strategy and business development, products, and services innovation, whilst ensuring flawless execution and customer satisfaction.


AJW Technique's state of the art facilities are regarded as one of the most efficient MRO providers in the world, with the ability to process 35,000 units per year across 600 part numbers. With over 200 employees, 75% of which have on average 25 year's experience, AJW Technique supports more than 300 airlines including Air Canada and Delta Airlines.


Sajedah has over fifteen years of strategic and operational leadership experience in both commercial and business aviation. She was responsible for the design and management of the Bombardier Q400, CRJ and CSeries cost by hour services, as well as component reliability, asset management and supply chain solutions across all commercial aircraft programs.


Sajedah went on to manage strategy and business development for the parts services and solutions division, delivering significant growth, cost optimization and increased customer satisfaction. She later moved into business aviation and transformed the Global Express, Challenger and Learjet aftermarket, delivering double-digit growth with accelerated sales, delivery efficiency and heightened customer focus.


In her past role, she delivered 30 new products and services to the business jet aftermarket annually, including diverse cost by hour options, teardown, and leasing solutions, modifications, and upgrades to meet broad and diverse customer needs.


Sajedah is fluent in English and French, holds a Bachelor's and a Master’s degree from the University of London with Six Sigma, Lean Management, and Business Process Engineering certifications. She is an active supporter of Women in Aerospace, Industrial Services Roundtable, and Young Entrepreneurs Associations and has a passion for family, culture, travel, food, scuba, and kick-boxing.


sajedah@ajw-group.com


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