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Meet the team

Christopher Whiteside

President and CEO

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Sajedah Rustom

CEO of AJW Technique, Montreal

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Boris Wolstenholme

Chief Strategy Officer

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Tom De Geytere

Chief Sales Officer

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Christopher WhitesideClose

President and CEO

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


AJW is recognised globally as the world-leading independent specialist in the supply of integrated aircraft support services for commercial and business aircraft. His ambition and pioneering spirit, however, does not stop there as he looks beyond aviation to seize opportunities which 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.

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 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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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      


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Ian Malin

Treasurer, Director & Chief Investment Officer

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Thomas van de Wiel

Chief Financial Officer

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Han-Ley Tang

Chief Information Officer

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Conrad Vandersluis

SVP Strategic Material & Asset Management

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Ian MalinClose

Treasurer, Director & Chief Investment Officer

Director of AJW Leasing & Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer 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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Thomas van de WielClose

Chief Financial Officer

Thomas van de Wiel joined AJW as Chief Financial Officer in March 2016 where he now leads the finance and legal functions, and supports certain affiliates and subsidiaries of the AJW Group. As a Board Director, he is also responsible for the formulation of the financial and operational strategy for the business, controlling finance, taxation, corporate governance, forecasting and deal analysis.


Thomas is an experienced international finance expert with complex cross-cultural experience in industry, outsourcing, logistics and aviation. He joined AJW after an eight year career with Harsco Corporation where in his last role he was the European Finance director overseeing finance in more than 50 locations in 16 European countries. Prior to that he spent 4 years as Director Financial Planning and Analysis at DHL Supply Chain, and worked as Controller Worldwide Operations for KLM Cargo. 


thomas.vandewiel@ajw-group.com


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Han-Ley TangClose

Chief Information Officer

Han-Ley was appointed as AJW’s Chief Information Officer in January 2018 to lead the global IT functions, focusing on driving performance and digital transformation to support the company’s long-term strategic plan.


Prior to joining AJW, Han-Ley was Director of Group Technology at UBS AG. He has extensive experience within the IT and digital arena developing strategy and implementing change, including strategic roles at PwC, Deloitte and Altius Consulting.


A certified Management Accountant and a Cambridge graduate, Han-Ley is based at AJW’s UK headquarters.


hanley@ajw-group.com


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Conrad VandersluisClose

SVP Strategic Material & Asset Management

With over 25 years' experience in aviation, Conrad has worked previously for Flightspares and the BBA Group before joining AJW as Commercial & Contracts Manager in 2004. With a change in role to MRO Director in 2007, he became responsible for the total repair management service at AJW, supporting both AJW and direct customer inventories, developing them significantly under his tenure. Following this, Conrad took up position as Sales Development Director whose responsibilities included the management and sale of all major assets held by AJW, with the additional focus of continual development and growth of all aspects of AJW capabilities. In his current role as SVP Strategic Material & Asset Management he manages and develops all existing and future consigment opportunities, to increase the current stock and sales portfolio for our global programmes.


conrad@ajw-group.com


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Guy van den Berg

Director of Contract Services

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David Shorter

Director of PBH

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Greg Hoggett

Technical Director

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Andy Smith

Group Operations Director

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Guy van den Berg Close

Director of Contract Services

Guy was appointed Director of Contract Services in November 2015 following a highly successful career in the military, both as a helicopter and an air transport operator across the UK, EU, Middle East and Asia. For the last three years he has been a senior leader responsible for air capability planning and assisting defence transformation across the air environment. Most recently he has worked for the MOD on defence test and evaluation. His current role is to lead AJW's Continuous Improvement initiative with easyJet and to strengthen our service provider relationships with all contracted customers.


guy.vandenberg@ajw-group.com


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David Shorter Close

Director of PBH

As Head of PBH, David is currently responsible for the management of and service delivery to our contracted PBH & Pool Access customers. He has been co-ordinating operational support with PBH customers for the last seven years.


David joined AJW in August 2007 after six years at British Airways and British Mediterranean Airways. His excellent customer service skills, together with supply chain and technical knowledge, always enable him to deliver a high level of support beyond customer expectations.


david.shorter@ajw-group.com


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Greg HoggettClose

Technical Director

Greg was appointed Technical Director of AJW Group in February 2019. With more than three decades of aviation experience, Greg has previously held senior management positions at GE Aviation, TUI Group, easyJet and TAG Aviation UK.


In his role at AJW, Greg has responsibility for technical standards and best practices across all divisions of the global business. He is focused on driving continuous improvement of AJW’s supply chains and delivering innovative solutions to airline MRO challenges.


greg.hoggett@ajw-group.com


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Andy SmithClose

Group Operations Director

Andy has worked at AJW for over 25 years and has held responsibility for managing a variety of departments including Quality & Health & Safety, IT and AJW's highly regarded and award winning AOG out of hours service. His current remit involves him overseeing our global operational warehouse distribution, including Inspection, Quarantine, Packing and Logistics, along with responsibility for the Company's facilities and infrastructure.


Andy's focus is on introducing technologies and operational in-house systems to maintain and develop a lean and competitive business across all departments and he continues to drive the business forward using innovative ideas and thinking. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT) and has an extensive knowledge of logistics and supply chain fields ensuring delivery of the right package to the right place, at the right time, every time.


andy.smith@ajw-group.com


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Ian Smith

Director of Commercial Strategy

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Nigel Woodall

Group Sales Director

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Arnaud Cautru

Finance Director - AJW Technique

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Frank Boni

Vice President of MRO Sales

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Ian SmithClose

Director of Commercial Strategy

Ian joined AJW from Flybe where he was Director of Engineering & Maintenance responsible for the management of a large team covering engineering, maintenance control, supply chain, and line maintenance. Prior to that he ran a consulting firm working with multiple clients within the aviation industry. Further operational and technical experience came through roles with Wizz Air, Thomsonfly, Britannia Airways, British Airways World Cargo and British Airways Engineering. Ian also has an MBA from Henley Management College and an Aeronautical Engineering BEng degree.


Ian began life at AJW as Key Account Director and was responsible for the development and evolution of business partnerships with key customers, particularly in new markets or service areas. Now, as Director of Commercial Strategy, he is responsible for managing AJW’s dynamic Commercial function, as it strives to further develop the company’s successful contracted business. Ian acts as the focal point for commercial projects, developing new proposals and pricing strategies to better serve AJW’s growing customer base.


ian.smith@ajw-group.com


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Nigel Woodall Close

Group Sales Director

Having direct experience within the airline, OEM and MRO sectors, Nigel has 40 years’ experience of all aspects of aftermarket support.  He is Six Sigma Green Belt certified and has previously held UK Civil Aviation Authority licensed aircraft engineer status.  He also holds an MBA from Bournemouth University.


Nigel started in aerospace as an aircraft technician with the airlines, rising through field service representation and service engineering management to roles of progressive seniority in global aftermarket organisations from AlliedSignal, Honeywell, Lufthansa Technik to Meggitt.


 Nigel joined the AJW Group in March 2019 and will be responsible for global sales.


enquiries@ajw-group.com


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Arnaud CautruClose

Finance Director - AJW Technique

Arnaud is the Finance Director for AJW Technique Inc. He is a Certified Management Accountant with more than fifteen years of experience. Prior to joining the Company, he was the Finance Director for a high-growing Canadian retail company. He previously spent more than ten years in aeronautics in Canada and Europe in various roles at OEM's and MRO’s.


arnaud.cautru@ajw-group.com


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Frank BoniClose

Vice President of MRO Sales

Frank was appointed Vice President of MRO Sales at AJW in October 2018. He has over 25 years’ experience in the aviation industry with substantial expertise in MRO services, sales and operations.


Frank is responsible for the sale of AJW's MRO services worldwide. He is also accountable for further developing the maintenance and repair capabilities of AJW Technique, our state-of-the-art MRO facility in Montreal.


frank.boni@ajw-group.com


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Anupreet Singh

VP of Operations Asia

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Asier Elorduy

Group Sales Director

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Brendan McIntyre-Read

Head of Engine Material

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Damon New

Senior Business Development Manager

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Anupreet SinghClose

VP of Operations Asia

Anupreet Singh has been with AJW since 2006. He moved from AJW UK sales team in mid-2014 to take up the position of Operations Manager Asia-Pacific and is based in the AJW Singapore office.  Anupreet is responsible for developing sales opportunities as well as maintaining current business relationships - he is the main point of contact for all AJW’s customers throughout the region.


In addition to co-ordinating AJW’s operational support for airlines, Anupreet also manages internal/external audits, AJW’s warehouse stock inventory, and the IT infrastructure of the Singapore office. He is the appointed quality representative of AJW in the Asia Pacific region, responsible for new staff training programmes and company records. 


Anupreet is a member of the Ministry of Labour India for Industrial Training &Trading Division.


anupreet.singh@ajw-group.com


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Asier ElorduyClose

Group Sales Director

Asier joined AJW in 2008, coming from a background in the MRO sector in Spain. Starting in the company as a customer service executive, Asier progressed quickly to the role of team leader, overseeing the European market. His success in this role led to his promotion to VP Sales Iberomerica.


Asier took responsibility for the European region before progressing to his current role and looks to develop new business opportunities for AJW as part of a team of group sales directors.


asier.elorduy@ajw-group.com


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Brendan McIntyre-ReadClose

Head of Engine Material

Since joining AJW in 2013, Brendan has been responsible for driving Sales across Europe, Africa and Israel. Initially focussed on Airframe, his work as Sales Business Developer and later as Commercial Services Manager has been instrumental to AJW's success in these regions.


Brendan joined the Engines Team in 2016 to further support and bolster the Company's Engine Services offering and to bring his experience and initiative to this division of the business, enhancing service levels and extending its capability to support customers with a range of tailored and flexible solutions.


brendan.mcintyre@ajw-group.com


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Damon New Close

Senior Business Development Manager

Damon New has over 23 years' experience in the aviation industry and along the way he has acquired an in-depth knowledge of stores and shipping, as well as consumable and rotable support. He also developed customer relationships as a senior buyer with Satair and gained a Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations (CIPS).


He joined AJW in 2000 and since then sales and business development have become Damon's main focus. In his current senior role, he now supports the growth of AJW's services and works closely with customers in the Middle East, UK and Ireland.


damon@ajw-group.com


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David Miret Mora

Technical Services Manager

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Eddie French

Regional Head of PS&S

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Evette Langford

Head of Commercial

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Evgeniy Shuravin

Head of AJW Russia

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David Miret MoraClose

Technical Services Manager

David leads a team of technical experts, delivering component and aircraft solutions to customers worldwide. He joined the AJW Group in 2015 as a Warranty Engineer having graduated in Aeronautical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering from the Polytechnic of Madrid and Leon University respectively. He specialised in Airworthiness in both degrees and is consolidating that with an MSc in Airworthiness at Cranfield University.


His strong technical thinking and engineering approach saw him promoted to Technical Service Engineer within his first year and Senior Technical Services Engineer two years later before securing his current role as Technical Manager early in 2019.


david.miretmora@ajw-group.com


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Eddie French Close

Regional Head of PS&S

Eddie has worked at AJW in various roles since 2001 from Stores Inspector, ILS Sales Executive and Sales Team Leader. Since 2017 Eddie has been in his current role supporting Asia, CIS EE, Middle East, China and Africa regions.
Eddie also collaborates with satellite offices in Moscow, Shanghai and Singapore. His main focus is to drive sales, exchanges and loans to all adhoc customers in these regions for the PS&S department whilst ensuring his teams continue to offer first class levels of customer service.


eddie@ajw-group.com

Evette LangfordClose

Head of Commercial

Evette has over 20 years experience at AJW and has acquired extensive knowledge of all aspects of the business. Initially she worked in Sales, later transferring to the commercial department where she restructured and created AJW's successful commercial function.


In her current leadership role, Evette is the focal point for all commercial activities. She develops tailor-made customer solutions from a wide range of services (including cost per flight hour programmes) while her team manages the entire tender process from the request for proposal (RFP) to contract implementation. Evette ensures a dedicated commercial manager is assigned throughout this process, and for ongoing contract management.


evette@ajw-group.com


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Evgeniy ShuravinClose

Head of AJW Russia

After graduating from the Marine Academy and State University in Kaliningrad with a degree in Engineering, Evgeniy pursued a career at sea as Chief Mate on a number of heavy lift vessels. He then joined local airline KD Avia as a contract expert before holding roles at Nordavia, Storm Aviation and eventually Transaero Airlines, where he was Director of Material Support.


Evgeniy joined AJW in 2016 and now oversees the development of sales opportunities for the company's diverse portfolio of customers in the region as Head of AJW Russia.


evgeniy.shuravin@ajw-group.com


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Hafsah Abdulsalam

Group Sales Director

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Ian Foster

MRO Manager

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Jason Tan

Business Development Manager Asia

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Jordan Green

Regional Sales Director North America

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Hafsah Abdulsalam Close

Group Sales Director

As Group Sales Director, Hafsah is responsible for seeking and developing strategic collaborative opportunities for AJW Group. She monitors market trends and offers solutions and services that meet or predict customer requirements of new and existing key accounts and is all about mutually beneficial partnerships and long-term business.


Hafsah joined AJW in 2010 and has held various senior roles within the global sales arena, the most recent being Regional Sales Director for Africa. She is an ardent ‘voice of the customer’ champion, sharing and embedding customer insights within AJW and furthering the Group’s partnership ethos.


She was an instrumental member of the start-up team at AJW Technique, the Group’s MRO facility in Montreal, including the set-up of the customer service department.


Prior to joining AJW, Hafsah worked in sales, customer relations and pilot recruitment & training within the Virgin & TUI Groups.


Hafsah holds an MBA from Henley Business School.

Ian FosterClose

MRO Manager

Ian Foster joined AJW Aviation as MRO Manager in 2006 following ten years' experience at BAE Systems (Regional Aircraft).  In 2011 he was appointed to the position of Vendor Manager, responsible for AJW's entire Vendor Management Team.  Ian's role encompasses the performance monitoring and rigorous benchmarking of AJW's chosen global workshops.  In addition to these responsibilities Ian negotiates and implements all of AJW's strategic supplier agreements worldwide.


ian.foster@ajw-group.com


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Jason TanClose

Business Development Manager Asia

Jason joined AJW in 2016 as a Technical Services Engineer before being swiftly promoted to Technical Sales Manager, where he acted as technical point of contact for airline customers in the Asia Pacific region.


Holding a degree in Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration, Jason’s 7 years’ experience in the aviation industry began with various engineering roles at NORDAM where he had a pivotal role in setting up their Part 21 Design Approval facility in Singapore. After this he worked at Airbus Services managing the reliability of their A320 fleet in Asia.


In 2017 Jason was appointed Business Development Manager, and is now responsible for the development of sales opportunities and customer relations across the Asia Pacific region.


jason.tan@ajw-group.com


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Jordan GreenClose

Regional Sales Director North America

Following his appointment in 2017 and having previously held a senior sales position at Wencor LLC, Jordan’s primary focus is on the delivery of sales and business development strategy for the North American market. Jordan’s extensive experience in the aviation aftermarket ensures he is well equipped to develop strong customer relationships and successful growth in the region.


jordan.green@ajw-group.com


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Madeline Ogando

Head of Engine Services

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Martin Pankov

Head of Lease Redelivery Support

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Maurizio Iervasi

Regional Sales Manager Europe

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Nick Ward

Group Sales Director

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Madeline OgandoClose

Head of Engine Services

Madeline has over 17 years’ experience working in a customer-facing environment and has a proven track record of building productive partnerships. She entered the aviation sector in 2014 as a Sales Executive in the Latin American team, moving up the ranks and into Regional Sales for Engines in 2017 before taking up her current role of Head of Engine Services in 2018. Prior to joining AJW, Madeline honed her skills in the shipping industry, providing spare parts for a range of vessels.


Madeline is based at AJW’s UK headquarters and supports our engine customers worldwide.


madeline.ogando@ajw-group.com


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Martin PankovClose

Head of Lease Redelivery Support

Martin joined the AJW Group in April 2017 and is responsible for technical projects, including the introduction of the new Lease Redelivery Service. He has extensive technical and management experience, being formerly a CAMO Manager and Technical Director in an airline. He managed Delivery and Redelivery projects and was directly responsible for all of the airline’s Lease negotiations.


Prior to his role as CAMO Manager, Martin gained experience as an Avionics Engineer and applies his technical knowledge to drive continuous improvement across the AJW Group.


martin.pankov@ajw-group.com


 

Maurizio IervasiClose

Regional Sales Manager Europe

After graduating with a Masters Degree in Aeronautical Engineering, Maurizio joined AJW in 1999. He has an excellent working knowledge of the aviation industry in Italy and he has been instrumental in developing a significant customer base for AJW. Maurizio also supports customer sales in other European countries as required.


maurizio@ajw-group.com


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Nick WardClose

Group Sales Director

Nick has advised multi-national companies on successful business procedures in China for the last 30 years and has extensive links within the aviation industry across the country. He was responsible for establishing the AJW China team in Shanghai and helped to successfully develop and grow AJW's customer base in China.


Nick has since moved into a team of group sales directors building stronger, more strategic partnerships.


nick.ward@ajw-group.com

Alun Roberts

VP of Engine Leasing & Trading

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Alun RobertsClose

VP of Engine Leasing & Trading

With a BSc (Hons) degree in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering,  Alun Roberts joined AJW Engines in 2013 as a Technical Executive providing support to the Company’s team of engineers and engine management advisers. He quickly progressed to a senior role within the department working applying due diligence on all engine pre-purchases and end of lease inspections.


In 2015 Alun transferred to AJW Leasing and he is now responsible for managing the entire portfolio of AJW engine assets. This programme offers leading engine solutions to operators for lease, exchange and sale. In addition, Alun is responsible for identifying market trends and coordinating with AJW’s global resources to maximise new opportunities and develop future opportunities for AJW assets.


alun.roberts@ajw-leasing.com 


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Christopher Whiteside

President and CEO

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Sajedah Rustom

CEO of AJW Technique, Montreal

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Boris Wolstenholme

Chief Strategy Officer

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Christopher WhitesideClose

President and CEO

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


AJW is recognised globally as the world-leading independent specialist in the supply of integrated aircraft support services for commercial and business aircraft. His ambition and pioneering spirit, however, does not stop there as he looks beyond aviation to seize opportunities which 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.

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 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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Tom De Geytere

Chief Sales Officer

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Ian Malin

Treasurer, Director & Chief Investment Officer

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Thomas van de Wiel

Chief Financial Officer

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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      


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Ian MalinClose

Treasurer, Director & Chief Investment Officer

Director of AJW Leasing & Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer 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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Thomas van de WielClose

Chief Financial Officer

Thomas van de Wiel joined AJW as Chief Financial Officer in March 2016 where he now leads the finance and legal functions, and supports certain affiliates and subsidiaries of the AJW Group. As a Board Director, he is also responsible for the formulation of the financial and operational strategy for the business, controlling finance, taxation, corporate governance, forecasting and deal analysis.


Thomas is an experienced international finance expert with complex cross-cultural experience in industry, outsourcing, logistics and aviation. He joined AJW after an eight year career with Harsco Corporation where in his last role he was the European Finance director overseeing finance in more than 50 locations in 16 European countries. Prior to that he spent 4 years as Director Financial Planning and Analysis at DHL Supply Chain, and worked as Controller Worldwide Operations for KLM Cargo. 


thomas.vandewiel@ajw-group.com


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Han-Ley Tang

Chief Information Officer

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Conrad Vandersluis

SVP Strategic Material & Asset Management

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Guy van den Berg

Director of Contract Services

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Han-Ley TangClose

Chief Information Officer

Han-Ley was appointed as AJW’s Chief Information Officer in January 2018 to lead the global IT functions, focusing on driving performance and digital transformation to support the company’s long-term strategic plan.


Prior to joining AJW, Han-Ley was Director of Group Technology at UBS AG. He has extensive experience within the IT and digital arena developing strategy and implementing change, including strategic roles at PwC, Deloitte and Altius Consulting.


A certified Management Accountant and a Cambridge graduate, Han-Ley is based at AJW’s UK headquarters.


hanley@ajw-group.com


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Conrad VandersluisClose

SVP Strategic Material & Asset Management

With over 25 years' experience in aviation, Conrad has worked previously for Flightspares and the BBA Group before joining AJW as Commercial & Contracts Manager in 2004. With a change in role to MRO Director in 2007, he became responsible for the total repair management service at AJW, supporting both AJW and direct customer inventories, developing them significantly under his tenure. Following this, Conrad took up position as Sales Development Director whose responsibilities included the management and sale of all major assets held by AJW, with the additional focus of continual development and growth of all aspects of AJW capabilities. In his current role as SVP Strategic Material & Asset Management he manages and develops all existing and future consigment opportunities, to increase the current stock and sales portfolio for our global programmes.


conrad@ajw-group.com


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Guy van den Berg Close

Director of Contract Services

Guy was appointed Director of Contract Services in November 2015 following a highly successful career in the military, both as a helicopter and an air transport operator across the UK, EU, Middle East and Asia. For the last three years he has been a senior leader responsible for air capability planning and assisting defence transformation across the air environment. Most recently he has worked for the MOD on defence test and evaluation. His current role is to lead AJW's Continuous Improvement initiative with easyJet and to strengthen our service provider relationships with all contracted customers.


guy.vandenberg@ajw-group.com


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David Shorter

Director of PBH

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Greg Hoggett

Technical Director

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Andy Smith

Group Operations Director

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David Shorter Close

Director of PBH

As Head of PBH, David is currently responsible for the management of and service delivery to our contracted PBH & Pool Access customers. He has been co-ordinating operational support with PBH customers for the last seven years.


David joined AJW in August 2007 after six years at British Airways and British Mediterranean Airways. His excellent customer service skills, together with supply chain and technical knowledge, always enable him to deliver a high level of support beyond customer expectations.


david.shorter@ajw-group.com


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Greg HoggettClose

Technical Director

Greg was appointed Technical Director of AJW Group in February 2019. With more than three decades of aviation experience, Greg has previously held senior management positions at GE Aviation, TUI Group, easyJet and TAG Aviation UK.


In his role at AJW, Greg has responsibility for technical standards and best practices across all divisions of the global business. He is focused on driving continuous improvement of AJW’s supply chains and delivering innovative solutions to airline MRO challenges.


greg.hoggett@ajw-group.com


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Andy SmithClose

Group Operations Director

Andy has worked at AJW for over 25 years and has held responsibility for managing a variety of departments including Quality & Health & Safety, IT and AJW's highly regarded and award winning AOG out of hours service. His current remit involves him overseeing our global operational warehouse distribution, including Inspection, Quarantine, Packing and Logistics, along with responsibility for the Company's facilities and infrastructure.


Andy's focus is on introducing technologies and operational in-house systems to maintain and develop a lean and competitive business across all departments and he continues to drive the business forward using innovative ideas and thinking. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT) and has an extensive knowledge of logistics and supply chain fields ensuring delivery of the right package to the right place, at the right time, every time.


andy.smith@ajw-group.com


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Ian Smith

Director of Commercial Strategy

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Nigel Woodall

Group Sales Director

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Arnaud Cautru

Finance Director - AJW Technique

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Ian SmithClose

Director of Commercial Strategy

Ian joined AJW from Flybe where he was Director of Engineering & Maintenance responsible for the management of a large team covering engineering, maintenance control, supply chain, and line maintenance. Prior to that he ran a consulting firm working with multiple clients within the aviation industry. Further operational and technical experience came through roles with Wizz Air, Thomsonfly, Britannia Airways, British Airways World Cargo and British Airways Engineering. Ian also has an MBA from Henley Management College and an Aeronautical Engineering BEng degree.


Ian began life at AJW as Key Account Director and was responsible for the development and evolution of business partnerships with key customers, particularly in new markets or service areas. Now, as Director of Commercial Strategy, he is responsible for managing AJW’s dynamic Commercial function, as it strives to further develop the company’s successful contracted business. Ian acts as the focal point for commercial projects, developing new proposals and pricing strategies to better serve AJW’s growing customer base.


ian.smith@ajw-group.com


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Nigel Woodall Close

Group Sales Director

Having direct experience within the airline, OEM and MRO sectors, Nigel has 40 years’ experience of all aspects of aftermarket support.  He is Six Sigma Green Belt certified and has previously held UK Civil Aviation Authority licensed aircraft engineer status.  He also holds an MBA from Bournemouth University.


Nigel started in aerospace as an aircraft technician with the airlines, rising through field service representation and service engineering management to roles of progressive seniority in global aftermarket organisations from AlliedSignal, Honeywell, Lufthansa Technik to Meggitt.


 Nigel joined the AJW Group in March 2019 and will be responsible for global sales.


enquiries@ajw-group.com


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Arnaud CautruClose

Finance Director - AJW Technique

Arnaud is the Finance Director for AJW Technique Inc. He is a Certified Management Accountant with more than fifteen years of experience. Prior to joining the Company, he was the Finance Director for a high-growing Canadian retail company. He previously spent more than ten years in aeronautics in Canada and Europe in various roles at OEM's and MRO’s.


arnaud.cautru@ajw-group.com


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Frank Boni

Vice President of MRO Sales

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Anupreet Singh

VP of Operations Asia

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Asier Elorduy

Group Sales Director

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Frank BoniClose

Vice President of MRO Sales

Frank was appointed Vice President of MRO Sales at AJW in October 2018. He has over 25 years’ experience in the aviation industry with substantial expertise in MRO services, sales and operations.


Frank is responsible for the sale of AJW's MRO services worldwide. He is also accountable for further developing the maintenance and repair capabilities of AJW Technique, our state-of-the-art MRO facility in Montreal.


frank.boni@ajw-group.com


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Anupreet SinghClose

VP of Operations Asia

Anupreet Singh has been with AJW since 2006. He moved from AJW UK sales team in mid-2014 to take up the position of Operations Manager Asia-Pacific and is based in the AJW Singapore office.  Anupreet is responsible for developing sales opportunities as well as maintaining current business relationships - he is the main point of contact for all AJW’s customers throughout the region.


In addition to co-ordinating AJW’s operational support for airlines, Anupreet also manages internal/external audits, AJW’s warehouse stock inventory, and the IT infrastructure of the Singapore office. He is the appointed quality representative of AJW in the Asia Pacific region, responsible for new staff training programmes and company records. 


Anupreet is a member of the Ministry of Labour India for Industrial Training &Trading Division.


anupreet.singh@ajw-group.com


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Asier ElorduyClose

Group Sales Director

Asier joined AJW in 2008, coming from a background in the MRO sector in Spain. Starting in the company as a customer service executive, Asier progressed quickly to the role of team leader, overseeing the European market. His success in this role led to his promotion to VP Sales Iberomerica.


Asier took responsibility for the European region before progressing to his current role and looks to develop new business opportunities for AJW as part of a team of group sales directors.


asier.elorduy@ajw-group.com


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Brendan McIntyre-Read

Head of Engine Material

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Damon New

Senior Business Development Manager

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David Miret Mora

Technical Services Manager

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Brendan McIntyre-ReadClose

Head of Engine Material

Since joining AJW in 2013, Brendan has been responsible for driving Sales across Europe, Africa and Israel. Initially focussed on Airframe, his work as Sales Business Developer and later as Commercial Services Manager has been instrumental to AJW's success in these regions.


Brendan joined the Engines Team in 2016 to further support and bolster the Company's Engine Services offering and to bring his experience and initiative to this division of the business, enhancing service levels and extending its capability to support customers with a range of tailored and flexible solutions.


brendan.mcintyre@ajw-group.com


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Damon New Close

Senior Business Development Manager

Damon New has over 23 years' experience in the aviation industry and along the way he has acquired an in-depth knowledge of stores and shipping, as well as consumable and rotable support. He also developed customer relationships as a senior buyer with Satair and gained a Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations (CIPS).


He joined AJW in 2000 and since then sales and business development have become Damon's main focus. In his current senior role, he now supports the growth of AJW's services and works closely with customers in the Middle East, UK and Ireland.


damon@ajw-group.com


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David Miret MoraClose

Technical Services Manager

David leads a team of technical experts, delivering component and aircraft solutions to customers worldwide. He joined the AJW Group in 2015 as a Warranty Engineer having graduated in Aeronautical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering from the Polytechnic of Madrid and Leon University respectively. He specialised in Airworthiness in both degrees and is consolidating that with an MSc in Airworthiness at Cranfield University.


His strong technical thinking and engineering approach saw him promoted to Technical Service Engineer within his first year and Senior Technical Services Engineer two years later before securing his current role as Technical Manager early in 2019.


david.miretmora@ajw-group.com


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Eddie French

Regional Head of PS&S

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Evette Langford

Head of Commercial

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Evgeniy Shuravin

Head of AJW Russia

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Eddie French Close

Regional Head of PS&S

Eddie has worked at AJW in various roles since 2001 from Stores Inspector, ILS Sales Executive and Sales Team Leader. Since 2017 Eddie has been in his current role supporting Asia, CIS EE, Middle East, China and Africa regions.
Eddie also collaborates with satellite offices in Moscow, Shanghai and Singapore. His main focus is to drive sales, exchanges and loans to all adhoc customers in these regions for the PS&S department whilst ensuring his teams continue to offer first class levels of customer service.


eddie@ajw-group.com

Evette LangfordClose

Head of Commercial

Evette has over 20 years experience at AJW and has acquired extensive knowledge of all aspects of the business. Initially she worked in Sales, later transferring to the commercial department where she restructured and created AJW's successful commercial function.


In her current leadership role, Evette is the focal point for all commercial activities. She develops tailor-made customer solutions from a wide range of services (including cost per flight hour programmes) while her team manages the entire tender process from the request for proposal (RFP) to contract implementation. Evette ensures a dedicated commercial manager is assigned throughout this process, and for ongoing contract management.


evette@ajw-group.com


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Evgeniy ShuravinClose

Head of AJW Russia

After graduating from the Marine Academy and State University in Kaliningrad with a degree in Engineering, Evgeniy pursued a career at sea as Chief Mate on a number of heavy lift vessels. He then joined local airline KD Avia as a contract expert before holding roles at Nordavia, Storm Aviation and eventually Transaero Airlines, where he was Director of Material Support.


Evgeniy joined AJW in 2016 and now oversees the development of sales opportunities for the company's diverse portfolio of customers in the region as Head of AJW Russia.


evgeniy.shuravin@ajw-group.com


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Hafsah Abdulsalam

Group Sales Director

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Ian Foster

MRO Manager

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Jason Tan

Business Development Manager Asia

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Group Sales Director

As Group Sales Director, Hafsah is responsible for seeking and developing strategic collaborative opportunities for AJW Group. She monitors market trends and offers solutions and services that meet or predict customer requirements of new and existing key accounts and is all about mutually beneficial partnerships and long-term business.


Hafsah joined AJW in 2010 and has held various senior roles within the global sales arena, the most recent being Regional Sales Director for Africa. She is an ardent ‘voice of the customer’ champion, sharing and embedding customer insights within AJW and furthering the Group’s partnership ethos.


She was an instrumental member of the start-up team at AJW Technique, the Group’s MRO facility in Montreal, including the set-up of the customer service department.


Prior to joining AJW, Hafsah worked in sales, customer relations and pilot recruitment & training within the Virgin & TUI Groups.


Hafsah holds an MBA from Henley Business School.

Ian FosterClose

MRO Manager

Ian Foster joined AJW Aviation as MRO Manager in 2006 following ten years' experience at BAE Systems (Regional Aircraft).  In 2011 he was appointed to the position of Vendor Manager, responsible for AJW's entire Vendor Management Team.  Ian's role encompasses the performance monitoring and rigorous benchmarking of AJW's chosen global workshops.  In addition to these responsibilities Ian negotiates and implements all of AJW's strategic supplier agreements worldwide.


ian.foster@ajw-group.com


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Jason TanClose

Business Development Manager Asia

Jason joined AJW in 2016 as a Technical Services Engineer before being swiftly promoted to Technical Sales Manager, where he acted as technical point of contact for airline customers in the Asia Pacific region.


Holding a degree in Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration, Jason’s 7 years’ experience in the aviation industry began with various engineering roles at NORDAM where he had a pivotal role in setting up their Part 21 Design Approval facility in Singapore. After this he worked at Airbus Services managing the reliability of their A320 fleet in Asia.


In 2017 Jason was appointed Business Development Manager, and is now responsible for the development of sales opportunities and customer relations across the Asia Pacific region.


jason.tan@ajw-group.com


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Jordan Green

Regional Sales Director North America

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Madeline Ogando

Head of Engine Services

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Martin Pankov

Head of Lease Redelivery Support

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Jordan GreenClose

Regional Sales Director North America

Following his appointment in 2017 and having previously held a senior sales position at Wencor LLC, Jordan’s primary focus is on the delivery of sales and business development strategy for the North American market. Jordan’s extensive experience in the aviation aftermarket ensures he is well equipped to develop strong customer relationships and successful growth in the region.


jordan.green@ajw-group.com


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Madeline OgandoClose

Head of Engine Services

Madeline has over 17 years’ experience working in a customer-facing environment and has a proven track record of building productive partnerships. She entered the aviation sector in 2014 as a Sales Executive in the Latin American team, moving up the ranks and into Regional Sales for Engines in 2017 before taking up her current role of Head of Engine Services in 2018. Prior to joining AJW, Madeline honed her skills in the shipping industry, providing spare parts for a range of vessels.


Madeline is based at AJW’s UK headquarters and supports our engine customers worldwide.


madeline.ogando@ajw-group.com


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Martin PankovClose

Head of Lease Redelivery Support

Martin joined the AJW Group in April 2017 and is responsible for technical projects, including the introduction of the new Lease Redelivery Service. He has extensive technical and management experience, being formerly a CAMO Manager and Technical Director in an airline. He managed Delivery and Redelivery projects and was directly responsible for all of the airline’s Lease negotiations.


Prior to his role as CAMO Manager, Martin gained experience as an Avionics Engineer and applies his technical knowledge to drive continuous improvement across the AJW Group.


martin.pankov@ajw-group.com


 

Maurizio Iervasi

Regional Sales Manager Europe

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Nick Ward

Group Sales Director

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Alun Roberts

VP of Engine Leasing & Trading

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Maurizio IervasiClose

Regional Sales Manager Europe

After graduating with a Masters Degree in Aeronautical Engineering, Maurizio joined AJW in 1999. He has an excellent working knowledge of the aviation industry in Italy and he has been instrumental in developing a significant customer base for AJW. Maurizio also supports customer sales in other European countries as required.


maurizio@ajw-group.com


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Nick WardClose

Group Sales Director

Nick has advised multi-national companies on successful business procedures in China for the last 30 years and has extensive links within the aviation industry across the country. He was responsible for establishing the AJW China team in Shanghai and helped to successfully develop and grow AJW's customer base in China.


Nick has since moved into a team of group sales directors building stronger, more strategic partnerships.


nick.ward@ajw-group.com

Alun RobertsClose

VP of Engine Leasing & Trading

With a BSc (Hons) degree in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering,  Alun Roberts joined AJW Engines in 2013 as a Technical Executive providing support to the Company’s team of engineers and engine management advisers. He quickly progressed to a senior role within the department working applying due diligence on all engine pre-purchases and end of lease inspections.


In 2015 Alun transferred to AJW Leasing and he is now responsible for managing the entire portfolio of AJW engine assets. This programme offers leading engine solutions to operators for lease, exchange and sale. In addition, Alun is responsible for identifying market trends and coordinating with AJW’s global resources to maximise new opportunities and develop future opportunities for AJW assets.


alun.roberts@ajw-leasing.com 


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Christopher Whiteside

President and CEO

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Sajedah Rustom

CEO of AJW Technique, Montreal

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Christopher WhitesideClose

President and CEO

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


AJW is recognised globally as the world-leading independent specialist in the supply of integrated aircraft support services for commercial and business aircraft. His ambition and pioneering spirit, however, does not stop there as he looks beyond aviation to seize opportunities which 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.

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

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Tom De Geytere

Chief Sales Officer

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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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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      


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Ian Malin

Treasurer, Director & Chief Investment Officer

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Thomas van de Wiel

Chief Financial Officer

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Ian MalinClose

Treasurer, Director & Chief Investment Officer

Director of AJW Leasing & Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer 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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Thomas van de WielClose

Chief Financial Officer

Thomas van de Wiel joined AJW as Chief Financial Officer in March 2016 where he now leads the finance and legal functions, and supports certain affiliates and subsidiaries of the AJW Group. As a Board Director, he is also responsible for the formulation of the financial and operational strategy for the business, controlling finance, taxation, corporate governance, forecasting and deal analysis.


Thomas is an experienced international finance expert with complex cross-cultural experience in industry, outsourcing, logistics and aviation. He joined AJW after an eight year career with Harsco Corporation where in his last role he was the European Finance director overseeing finance in more than 50 locations in 16 European countries. Prior to that he spent 4 years as Director Financial Planning and Analysis at DHL Supply Chain, and worked as Controller Worldwide Operations for KLM Cargo. 


thomas.vandewiel@ajw-group.com


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Han-Ley Tang

Chief Information Officer

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Conrad Vandersluis

SVP Strategic Material & Asset Management

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Han-Ley TangClose

Chief Information Officer

Han-Ley was appointed as AJW’s Chief Information Officer in January 2018 to lead the global IT functions, focusing on driving performance and digital transformation to support the company’s long-term strategic plan.


Prior to joining AJW, Han-Ley was Director of Group Technology at UBS AG. He has extensive experience within the IT and digital arena developing strategy and implementing change, including strategic roles at PwC, Deloitte and Altius Consulting.


A certified Management Accountant and a Cambridge graduate, Han-Ley is based at AJW’s UK headquarters.


hanley@ajw-group.com


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Conrad VandersluisClose

SVP Strategic Material & Asset Management

With over 25 years' experience in aviation, Conrad has worked previously for Flightspares and the BBA Group before joining AJW as Commercial & Contracts Manager in 2004. With a change in role to MRO Director in 2007, he became responsible for the total repair management service at AJW, supporting both AJW and direct customer inventories, developing them significantly under his tenure. Following this, Conrad took up position as Sales Development Director whose responsibilities included the management and sale of all major assets held by AJW, with the additional focus of continual development and growth of all aspects of AJW capabilities. In his current role as SVP Strategic Material & Asset Management he manages and develops all existing and future consigment opportunities, to increase the current stock and sales portfolio for our global programmes.


conrad@ajw-group.com


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Guy van den Berg

Director of Contract Services

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David Shorter

Director of PBH

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Guy van den Berg Close

Director of Contract Services

Guy was appointed Director of Contract Services in November 2015 following a highly successful career in the military, both as a helicopter and an air transport operator across the UK, EU, Middle East and Asia. For the last three years he has been a senior leader responsible for air capability planning and assisting defence transformation across the air environment. Most recently he has worked for the MOD on defence test and evaluation. His current role is to lead AJW's Continuous Improvement initiative with easyJet and to strengthen our service provider relationships with all contracted customers.


guy.vandenberg@ajw-group.com


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David Shorter Close

Director of PBH

As Head of PBH, David is currently responsible for the management of and service delivery to our contracted PBH & Pool Access customers. He has been co-ordinating operational support with PBH customers for the last seven years.


David joined AJW in August 2007 after six years at British Airways and British Mediterranean Airways. His excellent customer service skills, together with supply chain and technical knowledge, always enable him to deliver a high level of support beyond customer expectations.


david.shorter@ajw-group.com


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Greg Hoggett

Technical Director

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Andy Smith

Group Operations Director

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Greg HoggettClose

Technical Director

Greg was appointed Technical Director of AJW Group in February 2019. With more than three decades of aviation experience, Greg has previously held senior management positions at GE Aviation, TUI Group, easyJet and TAG Aviation UK.


In his role at AJW, Greg has responsibility for technical standards and best practices across all divisions of the global business. He is focused on driving continuous improvement of AJW’s supply chains and delivering innovative solutions to airline MRO challenges.


greg.hoggett@ajw-group.com


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Andy SmithClose

Group Operations Director

Andy has worked at AJW for over 25 years and has held responsibility for managing a variety of departments including Quality & Health & Safety, IT and AJW's highly regarded and award winning AOG out of hours service. His current remit involves him overseeing our global operational warehouse distribution, including Inspection, Quarantine, Packing and Logistics, along with responsibility for the Company's facilities and infrastructure.


Andy's focus is on introducing technologies and operational in-house systems to maintain and develop a lean and competitive business across all departments and he continues to drive the business forward using innovative ideas and thinking. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT) and has an extensive knowledge of logistics and supply chain fields ensuring delivery of the right package to the right place, at the right time, every time.


andy.smith@ajw-group.com


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Ian Smith

Director of Commercial Strategy

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Nigel Woodall

Group Sales Director

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Ian SmithClose

Director of Commercial Strategy

Ian joined AJW from Flybe where he was Director of Engineering & Maintenance responsible for the management of a large team covering engineering, maintenance control, supply chain, and line maintenance. Prior to that he ran a consulting firm working with multiple clients within the aviation industry. Further operational and technical experience came through roles with Wizz Air, Thomsonfly, Britannia Airways, British Airways World Cargo and British Airways Engineering. Ian also has an MBA from Henley Management College and an Aeronautical Engineering BEng degree.


Ian began life at AJW as Key Account Director and was responsible for the development and evolution of business partnerships with key customers, particularly in new markets or service areas. Now, as Director of Commercial Strategy, he is responsible for managing AJW’s dynamic Commercial function, as it strives to further develop the company’s successful contracted business. Ian acts as the focal point for commercial projects, developing new proposals and pricing strategies to better serve AJW’s growing customer base.


ian.smith@ajw-group.com


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Nigel Woodall Close

Group Sales Director

Having direct experience within the airline, OEM and MRO sectors, Nigel has 40 years’ experience of all aspects of aftermarket support.  He is Six Sigma Green Belt certified and has previously held UK Civil Aviation Authority licensed aircraft engineer status.  He also holds an MBA from Bournemouth University.


Nigel started in aerospace as an aircraft technician with the airlines, rising through field service representation and service engineering management to roles of progressive seniority in global aftermarket organisations from AlliedSignal, Honeywell, Lufthansa Technik to Meggitt.


 Nigel joined the AJW Group in March 2019 and will be responsible for global sales.


enquiries@ajw-group.com


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Arnaud Cautru

Finance Director - AJW Technique

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Frank Boni

Vice President of MRO Sales

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Arnaud CautruClose

Finance Director - AJW Technique

Arnaud is the Finance Director for AJW Technique Inc. He is a Certified Management Accountant with more than fifteen years of experience. Prior to joining the Company, he was the Finance Director for a high-growing Canadian retail company. He previously spent more than ten years in aeronautics in Canada and Europe in various roles at OEM's and MRO’s.


arnaud.cautru@ajw-group.com


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Frank BoniClose

Vice President of MRO Sales

Frank was appointed Vice President of MRO Sales at AJW in October 2018. He has over 25 years’ experience in the aviation industry with substantial expertise in MRO services, sales and operations.


Frank is responsible for the sale of AJW's MRO services worldwide. He is also accountable for further developing the maintenance and repair capabilities of AJW Technique, our state-of-the-art MRO facility in Montreal.


frank.boni@ajw-group.com


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Anupreet Singh

VP of Operations Asia

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Asier Elorduy

Group Sales Director

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Anupreet SinghClose

VP of Operations Asia

Anupreet Singh has been with AJW since 2006. He moved from AJW UK sales team in mid-2014 to take up the position of Operations Manager Asia-Pacific and is based in the AJW Singapore office.  Anupreet is responsible for developing sales opportunities as well as maintaining current business relationships - he is the main point of contact for all AJW’s customers throughout the region.


In addition to co-ordinating AJW’s operational support for airlines, Anupreet also manages internal/external audits, AJW’s warehouse stock inventory, and the IT infrastructure of the Singapore office. He is the appointed quality representative of AJW in the Asia Pacific region, responsible for new staff training programmes and company records. 


Anupreet is a member of the Ministry of Labour India for Industrial Training &Trading Division.


anupreet.singh@ajw-group.com


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Asier ElorduyClose

Group Sales Director

Asier joined AJW in 2008, coming from a background in the MRO sector in Spain. Starting in the company as a customer service executive, Asier progressed quickly to the role of team leader, overseeing the European market. His success in this role led to his promotion to VP Sales Iberomerica.


Asier took responsibility for the European region before progressing to his current role and looks to develop new business opportunities for AJW as part of a team of group sales directors.


asier.elorduy@ajw-group.com


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Brendan McIntyre-Read

Head of Engine Material

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Damon New

Senior Business Development Manager

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Brendan McIntyre-ReadClose

Head of Engine Material

Since joining AJW in 2013, Brendan has been responsible for driving Sales across Europe, Africa and Israel. Initially focussed on Airframe, his work as Sales Business Developer and later as Commercial Services Manager has been instrumental to AJW's success in these regions.


Brendan joined the Engines Team in 2016 to further support and bolster the Company's Engine Services offering and to bring his experience and initiative to this division of the business, enhancing service levels and extending its capability to support customers with a range of tailored and flexible solutions.


brendan.mcintyre@ajw-group.com


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Damon New Close

Senior Business Development Manager

Damon New has over 23 years' experience in the aviation industry and along the way he has acquired an in-depth knowledge of stores and shipping, as well as consumable and rotable support. He also developed customer relationships as a senior buyer with Satair and gained a Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations (CIPS).


He joined AJW in 2000 and since then sales and business development have become Damon's main focus. In his current senior role, he now supports the growth of AJW's services and works closely with customers in the Middle East, UK and Ireland.


damon@ajw-group.com


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David Miret Mora

Technical Services Manager

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Eddie French

Regional Head of PS&S

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Technical Services Manager

David leads a team of technical experts, delivering component and aircraft solutions to customers worldwide. He joined the AJW Group in 2015 as a Warranty Engineer having graduated in Aeronautical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering from the Polytechnic of Madrid and Leon University respectively. He specialised in Airworthiness in both degrees and is consolidating that with an MSc in Airworthiness at Cranfield University.


His strong technical thinking and engineering approach saw him promoted to Technical Service Engineer within his first year and Senior Technical Services Engineer two years later before securing his current role as Technical Manager early in 2019.


david.miretmora@ajw-group.com


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Eddie French Close

Regional Head of PS&S

Eddie has worked at AJW in various roles since 2001 from Stores Inspector, ILS Sales Executive and Sales Team Leader. Since 2017 Eddie has been in his current role supporting Asia, CIS EE, Middle East, China and Africa regions.
Eddie also collaborates with satellite offices in Moscow, Shanghai and Singapore. His main focus is to drive sales, exchanges and loans to all adhoc customers in these regions for the PS&S department whilst ensuring his teams continue to offer first class levels of customer service.


eddie@ajw-group.com

Evette Langford

Head of Commercial

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Evgeniy Shuravin

Head of AJW Russia

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Head of Commercial

Evette has over 20 years experience at AJW and has acquired extensive knowledge of all aspects of the business. Initially she worked in Sales, later transferring to the commercial department where she restructured and created AJW's successful commercial function.


In her current leadership role, Evette is the focal point for all commercial activities. She develops tailor-made customer solutions from a wide range of services (including cost per flight hour programmes) while her team manages the entire tender process from the request for proposal (RFP) to contract implementation. Evette ensures a dedicated commercial manager is assigned throughout this process, and for ongoing contract management.


evette@ajw-group.com


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Evgeniy ShuravinClose

Head of AJW Russia

After graduating from the Marine Academy and State University in Kaliningrad with a degree in Engineering, Evgeniy pursued a career at sea as Chief Mate on a number of heavy lift vessels. He then joined local airline KD Avia as a contract expert before holding roles at Nordavia, Storm Aviation and eventually Transaero Airlines, where he was Director of Material Support.


Evgeniy joined AJW in 2016 and now oversees the development of sales opportunities for the company's diverse portfolio of customers in the region as Head of AJW Russia.


evgeniy.shuravin@ajw-group.com


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Hafsah Abdulsalam

Group Sales Director

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MRO Manager

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Group Sales Director

As Group Sales Director, Hafsah is responsible for seeking and developing strategic collaborative opportunities for AJW Group. She monitors market trends and offers solutions and services that meet or predict customer requirements of new and existing key accounts and is all about mutually beneficial partnerships and long-term business.


Hafsah joined AJW in 2010 and has held various senior roles within the global sales arena, the most recent being Regional Sales Director for Africa. She is an ardent ‘voice of the customer’ champion, sharing and embedding customer insights within AJW and furthering the Group’s partnership ethos.


She was an instrumental member of the start-up team at AJW Technique, the Group’s MRO facility in Montreal, including the set-up of the customer service department.


Prior to joining AJW, Hafsah worked in sales, customer relations and pilot recruitment & training within the Virgin & TUI Groups.


Hafsah holds an MBA from Henley Business School.

Ian FosterClose

MRO Manager

Ian Foster joined AJW Aviation as MRO Manager in 2006 following ten years' experience at BAE Systems (Regional Aircraft).  In 2011 he was appointed to the position of Vendor Manager, responsible for AJW's entire Vendor Management Team.  Ian's role encompasses the performance monitoring and rigorous benchmarking of AJW's chosen global workshops.  In addition to these responsibilities Ian negotiates and implements all of AJW's strategic supplier agreements worldwide.


ian.foster@ajw-group.com


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Jason Tan

Business Development Manager Asia

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Regional Sales Director North America

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Business Development Manager Asia

Jason joined AJW in 2016 as a Technical Services Engineer before being swiftly promoted to Technical Sales Manager, where he acted as technical point of contact for airline customers in the Asia Pacific region.


Holding a degree in Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration, Jason’s 7 years’ experience in the aviation industry began with various engineering roles at NORDAM where he had a pivotal role in setting up their Part 21 Design Approval facility in Singapore. After this he worked at Airbus Services managing the reliability of their A320 fleet in Asia.


In 2017 Jason was appointed Business Development Manager, and is now responsible for the development of sales opportunities and customer relations across the Asia Pacific region.


jason.tan@ajw-group.com


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Jordan GreenClose

Regional Sales Director North America

Following his appointment in 2017 and having previously held a senior sales position at Wencor LLC, Jordan’s primary focus is on the delivery of sales and business development strategy for the North American market. Jordan’s extensive experience in the aviation aftermarket ensures he is well equipped to develop strong customer relationships and successful growth in the region.


jordan.green@ajw-group.com


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Madeline Ogando

Head of Engine Services

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Martin Pankov

Head of Lease Redelivery Support

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Head of Engine Services

Madeline has over 17 years’ experience working in a customer-facing environment and has a proven track record of building productive partnerships. She entered the aviation sector in 2014 as a Sales Executive in the Latin American team, moving up the ranks and into Regional Sales for Engines in 2017 before taking up her current role of Head of Engine Services in 2018. Prior to joining AJW, Madeline honed her skills in the shipping industry, providing spare parts for a range of vessels.


Madeline is based at AJW’s UK headquarters and supports our engine customers worldwide.


madeline.ogando@ajw-group.com


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Martin PankovClose

Head of Lease Redelivery Support

Martin joined the AJW Group in April 2017 and is responsible for technical projects, including the introduction of the new Lease Redelivery Service. He has extensive technical and management experience, being formerly a CAMO Manager and Technical Director in an airline. He managed Delivery and Redelivery projects and was directly responsible for all of the airline’s Lease negotiations.


Prior to his role as CAMO Manager, Martin gained experience as an Avionics Engineer and applies his technical knowledge to drive continuous improvement across the AJW Group.


martin.pankov@ajw-group.com


 

Maurizio Iervasi

Regional Sales Manager Europe

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Group Sales Director

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Regional Sales Manager Europe

After graduating with a Masters Degree in Aeronautical Engineering, Maurizio joined AJW in 1999. He has an excellent working knowledge of the aviation industry in Italy and he has been instrumental in developing a significant customer base for AJW. Maurizio also supports customer sales in other European countries as required.


maurizio@ajw-group.com


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Nick WardClose

Group Sales Director

Nick has advised multi-national companies on successful business procedures in China for the last 30 years and has extensive links within the aviation industry across the country. He was responsible for establishing the AJW China team in Shanghai and helped to successfully develop and grow AJW's customer base in China.


Nick has since moved into a team of group sales directors building stronger, more strategic partnerships.


nick.ward@ajw-group.com

Alun Roberts

VP of Engine Leasing & Trading

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VP of Engine Leasing & Trading

With a BSc (Hons) degree in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering,  Alun Roberts joined AJW Engines in 2013 as a Technical Executive providing support to the Company’s team of engineers and engine management advisers. He quickly progressed to a senior role within the department working applying due diligence on all engine pre-purchases and end of lease inspections.


In 2015 Alun transferred to AJW Leasing and he is now responsible for managing the entire portfolio of AJW engine assets. This programme offers leading engine solutions to operators for lease, exchange and sale. In addition, Alun is responsible for identifying market trends and coordinating with AJW’s global resources to maximise new opportunities and develop future opportunities for AJW assets.


alun.roberts@ajw-leasing.com 


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Christopher Whiteside

President and CEO

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President and CEO

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


AJW is recognised globally as the world-leading independent specialist in the supply of integrated aircraft support services for commercial and business aircraft. His ambition and pioneering spirit, however, does not stop there as he looks beyond aviation to seize opportunities which 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.

Sajedah Rustom

CEO of AJW Technique, Montreal

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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

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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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Tom De Geytere

Chief Sales Officer

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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      


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Ian Malin

Treasurer, Director & Chief Investment Officer

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Treasurer, Director & Chief Investment Officer

Director of AJW Leasing & Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer 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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Thomas van de Wiel

Chief Financial Officer

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Chief Financial Officer

Thomas van de Wiel joined AJW as Chief Financial Officer in March 2016 where he now leads the finance and legal functions, and supports certain affiliates and subsidiaries of the AJW Group. As a Board Director, he is also responsible for the formulation of the financial and operational strategy for the business, controlling finance, taxation, corporate governance, forecasting and deal analysis.


Thomas is an experienced international finance expert with complex cross-cultural experience in industry, outsourcing, logistics and aviation. He joined AJW after an eight year career with Harsco Corporation where in his last role he was the European Finance director overseeing finance in more than 50 locations in 16 European countries. Prior to that he spent 4 years as Director Financial Planning and Analysis at DHL Supply Chain, and worked as Controller Worldwide Operations for KLM Cargo. 


thomas.vandewiel@ajw-group.com


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Han-Ley Tang

Chief Information Officer

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Chief Information Officer

Han-Ley was appointed as AJW’s Chief Information Officer in January 2018 to lead the global IT functions, focusing on driving performance and digital transformation to support the company’s long-term strategic plan.


Prior to joining AJW, Han-Ley was Director of Group Technology at UBS AG. He has extensive experience within the IT and digital arena developing strategy and implementing change, including strategic roles at PwC, Deloitte and Altius Consulting.


A certified Management Accountant and a Cambridge graduate, Han-Ley is based at AJW’s UK headquarters.


hanley@ajw-group.com


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Conrad Vandersluis

SVP Strategic Material & Asset Management

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SVP Strategic Material & Asset Management

With over 25 years' experience in aviation, Conrad has worked previously for Flightspares and the BBA Group before joining AJW as Commercial & Contracts Manager in 2004. With a change in role to MRO Director in 2007, he became responsible for the total repair management service at AJW, supporting both AJW and direct customer inventories, developing them significantly under his tenure. Following this, Conrad took up position as Sales Development Director whose responsibilities included the management and sale of all major assets held by AJW, with the additional focus of continual development and growth of all aspects of AJW capabilities. In his current role as SVP Strategic Material & Asset Management he manages and develops all existing and future consigment opportunities, to increase the current stock and sales portfolio for our global programmes.


conrad@ajw-group.com


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Guy van den Berg

Director of Contract Services

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Director of Contract Services

Guy was appointed Director of Contract Services in November 2015 following a highly successful career in the military, both as a helicopter and an air transport operator across the UK, EU, Middle East and Asia. For the last three years he has been a senior leader responsible for air capability planning and assisting defence transformation across the air environment. Most recently he has worked for the MOD on defence test and evaluation. His current role is to lead AJW's Continuous Improvement initiative with easyJet and to strengthen our service provider relationships with all contracted customers.


guy.vandenberg@ajw-group.com


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David Shorter

Director of PBH

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Director of PBH

As Head of PBH, David is currently responsible for the management of and service delivery to our contracted PBH & Pool Access customers. He has been co-ordinating operational support with PBH customers for the last seven years.


David joined AJW in August 2007 after six years at British Airways and British Mediterranean Airways. His excellent customer service skills, together with supply chain and technical knowledge, always enable him to deliver a high level of support beyond customer expectations.


david.shorter@ajw-group.com


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Greg Hoggett

Technical Director

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Technical Director

Greg was appointed Technical Director of AJW Group in February 2019. With more than three decades of aviation experience, Greg has previously held senior management positions at GE Aviation, TUI Group, easyJet and TAG Aviation UK.


In his role at AJW, Greg has responsibility for technical standards and best practices across all divisions of the global business. He is focused on driving continuous improvement of AJW’s supply chains and delivering innovative solutions to airline MRO challenges.


greg.hoggett@ajw-group.com


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Andy Smith

Group Operations Director

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Group Operations Director

Andy has worked at AJW for over 25 years and has held responsibility for managing a variety of departments including Quality & Health & Safety, IT and AJW's highly regarded and award winning AOG out of hours service. His current remit involves him overseeing our global operational warehouse distribution, including Inspection, Quarantine, Packing and Logistics, along with responsibility for the Company's facilities and infrastructure.


Andy's focus is on introducing technologies and operational in-house systems to maintain and develop a lean and competitive business across all departments and he continues to drive the business forward using innovative ideas and thinking. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT) and has an extensive knowledge of logistics and supply chain fields ensuring delivery of the right package to the right place, at the right time, every time.


andy.smith@ajw-group.com


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Ian Smith

Director of Commercial Strategy

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Director of Commercial Strategy

Ian joined AJW from Flybe where he was Director of Engineering & Maintenance responsible for the management of a large team covering engineering, maintenance control, supply chain, and line maintenance. Prior to that he ran a consulting firm working with multiple clients within the aviation industry. Further operational and technical experience came through roles with Wizz Air, Thomsonfly, Britannia Airways, British Airways World Cargo and British Airways Engineering. Ian also has an MBA from Henley Management College and an Aeronautical Engineering BEng degree.


Ian began life at AJW as Key Account Director and was responsible for the development and evolution of business partnerships with key customers, particularly in new markets or service areas. Now, as Director of Commercial Strategy, he is responsible for managing AJW’s dynamic Commercial function, as it strives to further develop the company’s successful contracted business. Ian acts as the focal point for commercial projects, developing new proposals and pricing strategies to better serve AJW’s growing customer base.


ian.smith@ajw-group.com


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Nigel Woodall

Group Sales Director

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Group Sales Director

Having direct experience within the airline, OEM and MRO sectors, Nigel has 40 years’ experience of all aspects of aftermarket support.  He is Six Sigma Green Belt certified and has previously held UK Civil Aviation Authority licensed aircraft engineer status.  He also holds an MBA from Bournemouth University.


Nigel started in aerospace as an aircraft technician with the airlines, rising through field service representation and service engineering management to roles of progressive seniority in global aftermarket organisations from AlliedSignal, Honeywell, Lufthansa Technik to Meggitt.


 Nigel joined the AJW Group in March 2019 and will be responsible for global sales.


enquiries@ajw-group.com


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Arnaud Cautru

Finance Director - AJW Technique

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Finance Director - AJW Technique

Arnaud is the Finance Director for AJW Technique Inc. He is a Certified Management Accountant with more than fifteen years of experience. Prior to joining the Company, he was the Finance Director for a high-growing Canadian retail company. He previously spent more than ten years in aeronautics in Canada and Europe in various roles at OEM's and MRO’s.


arnaud.cautru@ajw-group.com


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Frank Boni

Vice President of MRO Sales

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Vice President of MRO Sales

Frank was appointed Vice President of MRO Sales at AJW in October 2018. He has over 25 years’ experience in the aviation industry with substantial expertise in MRO services, sales and operations.


Frank is responsible for the sale of AJW's MRO services worldwide. He is also accountable for further developing the maintenance and repair capabilities of AJW Technique, our state-of-the-art MRO facility in Montreal.


frank.boni@ajw-group.com


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Anupreet Singh

VP of Operations Asia

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VP of Operations Asia

Anupreet Singh has been with AJW since 2006. He moved from AJW UK sales team in mid-2014 to take up the position of Operations Manager Asia-Pacific and is based in the AJW Singapore office.  Anupreet is responsible for developing sales opportunities as well as maintaining current business relationships - he is the main point of contact for all AJW’s customers throughout the region.


In addition to co-ordinating AJW’s operational support for airlines, Anupreet also manages internal/external audits, AJW’s warehouse stock inventory, and the IT infrastructure of the Singapore office. He is the appointed quality representative of AJW in the Asia Pacific region, responsible for new staff training programmes and company records. 


Anupreet is a member of the Ministry of Labour India for Industrial Training &Trading Division.


anupreet.singh@ajw-group.com


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Asier Elorduy

Group Sales Director

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Group Sales Director

Asier joined AJW in 2008, coming from a background in the MRO sector in Spain. Starting in the company as a customer service executive, Asier progressed quickly to the role of team leader, overseeing the European market. His success in this role led to his promotion to VP Sales Iberomerica.


Asier took responsibility for the European region before progressing to his current role and looks to develop new business opportunities for AJW as part of a team of group sales directors.


asier.elorduy@ajw-group.com


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Brendan McIntyre-Read

Head of Engine Material

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Head of Engine Material

Since joining AJW in 2013, Brendan has been responsible for driving Sales across Europe, Africa and Israel. Initially focussed on Airframe, his work as Sales Business Developer and later as Commercial Services Manager has been instrumental to AJW's success in these regions.


Brendan joined the Engines Team in 2016 to further support and bolster the Company's Engine Services offering and to bring his experience and initiative to this division of the business, enhancing service levels and extending its capability to support customers with a range of tailored and flexible solutions.


brendan.mcintyre@ajw-group.com


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Damon New

Senior Business Development Manager

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Senior Business Development Manager

Damon New has over 23 years' experience in the aviation industry and along the way he has acquired an in-depth knowledge of stores and shipping, as well as consumable and rotable support. He also developed customer relationships as a senior buyer with Satair and gained a Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations (CIPS).


He joined AJW in 2000 and since then sales and business development have become Damon's main focus. In his current senior role, he now supports the growth of AJW's services and works closely with customers in the Middle East, UK and Ireland.


damon@ajw-group.com


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David Miret Mora

Technical Services Manager

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Technical Services Manager

David leads a team of technical experts, delivering component and aircraft solutions to customers worldwide. He joined the AJW Group in 2015 as a Warranty Engineer having graduated in Aeronautical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering from the Polytechnic of Madrid and Leon University respectively. He specialised in Airworthiness in both degrees and is consolidating that with an MSc in Airworthiness at Cranfield University.


His strong technical thinking and engineering approach saw him promoted to Technical Service Engineer within his first year and Senior Technical Services Engineer two years later before securing his current role as Technical Manager early in 2019.


david.miretmora@ajw-group.com


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Eddie French

Regional Head of PS&S

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Regional Head of PS&S

Eddie has worked at AJW in various roles since 2001 from Stores Inspector, ILS Sales Executive and Sales Team Leader. Since 2017 Eddie has been in his current role supporting Asia, CIS EE, Middle East, China and Africa regions.
Eddie also collaborates with satellite offices in Moscow, Shanghai and Singapore. His main focus is to drive sales, exchanges and loans to all adhoc customers in these regions for the PS&S department whilst ensuring his teams continue to offer first class levels of customer service.


eddie@ajw-group.com

Evette Langford

Head of Commercial

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Head of Commercial

Evette has over 20 years experience at AJW and has acquired extensive knowledge of all aspects of the business. Initially she worked in Sales, later transferring to the commercial department where she restructured and created AJW's successful commercial function.


In her current leadership role, Evette is the focal point for all commercial activities. She develops tailor-made customer solutions from a wide range of services (including cost per flight hour programmes) while her team manages the entire tender process from the request for proposal (RFP) to contract implementation. Evette ensures a dedicated commercial manager is assigned throughout this process, and for ongoing contract management.


evette@ajw-group.com


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Evgeniy Shuravin

Head of AJW Russia

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Head of AJW Russia

After graduating from the Marine Academy and State University in Kaliningrad with a degree in Engineering, Evgeniy pursued a career at sea as Chief Mate on a number of heavy lift vessels. He then joined local airline KD Avia as a contract expert before holding roles at Nordavia, Storm Aviation and eventually Transaero Airlines, where he was Director of Material Support.


Evgeniy joined AJW in 2016 and now oversees the development of sales opportunities for the company's diverse portfolio of customers in the region as Head of AJW Russia.


evgeniy.shuravin@ajw-group.com


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Hafsah Abdulsalam

Group Sales Director

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Group Sales Director

As Group Sales Director, Hafsah is responsible for seeking and developing strategic collaborative opportunities for AJW Group. She monitors market trends and offers solutions and services that meet or predict customer requirements of new and existing key accounts and is all about mutually beneficial partnerships and long-term business.


Hafsah joined AJW in 2010 and has held various senior roles within the global sales arena, the most recent being Regional Sales Director for Africa. She is an ardent ‘voice of the customer’ champion, sharing and embedding customer insights within AJW and furthering the Group’s partnership ethos.


She was an instrumental member of the start-up team at AJW Technique, the Group’s MRO facility in Montreal, including the set-up of the customer service department.


Prior to joining AJW, Hafsah worked in sales, customer relations and pilot recruitment & training within the Virgin & TUI Groups.


Hafsah holds an MBA from Henley Business School.

Ian Foster

MRO Manager

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MRO Manager

Ian Foster joined AJW Aviation as MRO Manager in 2006 following ten years' experience at BAE Systems (Regional Aircraft).  In 2011 he was appointed to the position of Vendor Manager, responsible for AJW's entire Vendor Management Team.  Ian's role encompasses the performance monitoring and rigorous benchmarking of AJW's chosen global workshops.  In addition to these responsibilities Ian negotiates and implements all of AJW's strategic supplier agreements worldwide.


ian.foster@ajw-group.com


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Jason Tan

Business Development Manager Asia

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Business Development Manager Asia

Jason joined AJW in 2016 as a Technical Services Engineer before being swiftly promoted to Technical Sales Manager, where he acted as technical point of contact for airline customers in the Asia Pacific region.


Holding a degree in Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration, Jason’s 7 years’ experience in the aviation industry began with various engineering roles at NORDAM where he had a pivotal role in setting up their Part 21 Design Approval facility in Singapore. After this he worked at Airbus Services managing the reliability of their A320 fleet in Asia.


In 2017 Jason was appointed Business Development Manager, and is now responsible for the development of sales opportunities and customer relations across the Asia Pacific region.


jason.tan@ajw-group.com


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Jordan Green

Regional Sales Director North America

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Regional Sales Director North America

Following his appointment in 2017 and having previously held a senior sales position at Wencor LLC, Jordan’s primary focus is on the delivery of sales and business development strategy for the North American market. Jordan’s extensive experience in the aviation aftermarket ensures he is well equipped to develop strong customer relationships and successful growth in the region.


jordan.green@ajw-group.com


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Madeline Ogando

Head of Engine Services

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Head of Engine Services

Madeline has over 17 years’ experience working in a customer-facing environment and has a proven track record of building productive partnerships. She entered the aviation sector in 2014 as a Sales Executive in the Latin American team, moving up the ranks and into Regional Sales for Engines in 2017 before taking up her current role of Head of Engine Services in 2018. Prior to joining AJW, Madeline honed her skills in the shipping industry, providing spare parts for a range of vessels.


Madeline is based at AJW’s UK headquarters and supports our engine customers worldwide.


madeline.ogando@ajw-group.com


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Martin Pankov

Head of Lease Redelivery Support

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Head of Lease Redelivery Support

Martin joined the AJW Group in April 2017 and is responsible for technical projects, including the introduction of the new Lease Redelivery Service. He has extensive technical and management experience, being formerly a CAMO Manager and Technical Director in an airline. He managed Delivery and Redelivery projects and was directly responsible for all of the airline’s Lease negotiations.


Prior to his role as CAMO Manager, Martin gained experience as an Avionics Engineer and applies his technical knowledge to drive continuous improvement across the AJW Group.


martin.pankov@ajw-group.com


 

Maurizio Iervasi

Regional Sales Manager Europe

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Regional Sales Manager Europe

After graduating with a Masters Degree in Aeronautical Engineering, Maurizio joined AJW in 1999. He has an excellent working knowledge of the aviation industry in Italy and he has been instrumental in developing a significant customer base for AJW. Maurizio also supports customer sales in other European countries as required.


maurizio@ajw-group.com


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Nick Ward

Group Sales Director

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Group Sales Director

Nick has advised multi-national companies on successful business procedures in China for the last 30 years and has extensive links within the aviation industry across the country. He was responsible for establishing the AJW China team in Shanghai and helped to successfully develop and grow AJW's customer base in China.


Nick has since moved into a team of group sales directors building stronger, more strategic partnerships.


nick.ward@ajw-group.com

Alun Roberts

VP of Engine Leasing & Trading

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VP of Engine Leasing & Trading

With a BSc (Hons) degree in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering,  Alun Roberts joined AJW Engines in 2013 as a Technical Executive providing support to the Company’s team of engineers and engine management advisers. He quickly progressed to a senior role within the department working applying due diligence on all engine pre-purchases and end of lease inspections.


In 2015 Alun transferred to AJW Leasing and he is now responsible for managing the entire portfolio of AJW engine assets. This programme offers leading engine solutions to operators for lease, exchange and sale. In addition, Alun is responsible for identifying market trends and coordinating with AJW’s global resources to maximise new opportunities and develop future opportunities for AJW assets.


alun.roberts@ajw-leasing.com 


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