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  Vivek N Gour
Managing Director & CEO
Vivek N Gour
Managing Director & CEO
   
    Vivek is the Managing Director & CEO of Air Works. He operates out of the company’s corporate headquarters in Gurgaon, New Delhi. Vivek’s leadership provides Air Works the vision and implementation ability to become the preferred destination for Aviation MRO and Aircraft Paint and Refinishing Services.

Prior to joining Air Works Vivek served as the Chief Financial Officer of NYSE listed Genpact Limited, a world leader in business process and technology services. As Genpact’s Chief Financial Officer, Vivek played an integral role in transforming Genpact from a captive unit of GE into a highly profitable public company with over USD 1 billion of revenue. Vivek is also on the board of directors of Makemytrip.com, India’s leading online travel company listed on NASDAQ.

Vivek holds an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi, and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Sydenham College, University of Bombay.
   
         
Vivek N Gour
Managing Director & CEO
   
    Vivek is the Managing Director & CEO of Air Works. He operates out of the company’s corporate headquarters in Gurgaon, New Delhi. Vivek’s leadership provides Air Works the vision and implementation ability to become the preferred destination for Aviation MRO and Aircraft Paint and Refinishing Services.

Prior to joining Air Works Vivek served as the Chief Financial Officer of NYSE listed Genpact Limited, a world leader in business process and technology services. As Genpact’s Chief Financial Officer, Vivek played an integral role in transforming Genpact from a captive unit of GE into a highly profitable public company with over USD 1 billion of revenue. Vivek is also on the board of directors of Makemytrip.com, India’s leading online travel company listed on NASDAQ.

Vivek holds an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi, and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Sydenham College, University of Bombay.
   
         
Ravi S Menon
Executive Director
  Ravi S Menon
Executive Director
   
    Ravi is an Executive Director of Air Works. He operates out of the company's business and general aviation MRO hangar in Mumbai. Ravi manages the Business and General Aviation business and is focused on driving customer delight in the Indian region for Air Works.

Ravi has been associated with Air Works for over 35 years and managed the company's affairs through its developing stages. As a fellow of the Aeronautical Society of India, Ravi is actively involved in the Indian aviation industry. He is also an active member of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) civil aviation committee. Ravi is a licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer and holds a private pilots license.
   
         
  Ravi S Menon
Executive Director
   
    Ravi is an Executive Director of Air Works. He operates out of the company's business and general aviation MRO hangar in Mumbai. Ravi manages the Business and General Aviation business and is focused on driving customer delight in the Indian region for Air Works.

Ravi has been associated with Air Works for over 35 years and managed the company's affairs through its developing stages. As a fellow of the Aeronautical Society of India, Ravi is actively involved in the Indian aviation industry. He is also an active member of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) civil aviation committee. Ravi is a licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer and holds a private pilots license.
   
         
  Julian Duffen
Managing Director
Air Livery
  Julian Duffen
Managing Director – Air Livery
   
    Julian is the Managing Director of Air Livery and is based out of the company’s Norwich (UK facility). Julian is the overall head of the aircraft paint and refinishing business and plays a key role in driving its expansion to locations outside of the UK.

Julian joined Air Livery in 1992 as Production Manager and was responsible for the implementation of facilities in Shannon, Cambridge, Chateauroux and Filton. Over the years, under Julian’s direction, additional facilities were added to the Air Livery portfolio culminating in the widespread locations we have today. In 2007, as Operations Director, Julian was instrumental in the acquisition of Sprayavia and then acted as a key player in the transition of the sale of Air Livery to Air Works. Julian remains a shareholder in the business today.
   
         
  Julian Duffen
Managing Director – Air Livery
   
    Julian is the Managing Director of Air Livery and is based out of the company’s Norwich (UK facility). Julian is the overall head of the aircraft paint and refinishing business and plays a key role in driving its expansion to locations outside of the UK.

Julian joined Air Livery in 1992 as Production Manager and was responsible for the implementation of facilities in Shannon, Cambridge, Chateauroux and Filton. Over the years, under Julian’s direction, additional facilities were added to the Air Livery portfolio culminating in the widespread locations we have today. In 2007, as Operations Director, Julian was instrumental in the acquisition of Sprayavia and then acted as a key player in the transition of the sale of Air Livery to Air Works. Julian remains a shareholder in the business today.
   
         
Steve Hartley
Managing Director
Empire Aviation
  Ravi S Menon
Executive Director
   
    Ravi is an Executive Director of Air Works. He operates out of the company's business and general aviation MRO hangar in Mumbai. Ravi manages the Business and General Aviation business and is focused on driving customer delight in the Indian region for Air Works.

Ravi has been associated with Air Works for over 35 years and managed the company's affairs through its developing stages. As a fellow of the Aeronautical Society of India, Ravi is actively involved in the Indian aviation industry. He is also an active member of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) civil aviation committee. Ravi is a licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer and holds a private pilots license.
   
         
  Steve Hartley
Managing Director, Empire Aviation
   
    Steve Hartley is a highly respected aviation industry veteran; he has built his career in sales and is also a passionate aviator himself. Steve started his long and distinguished aviation career with a leading general aviation company in South Africa. With his focus on aircraft sales, Steve has won many career accolades including leading international salesperson awards for manufacturer Beechcraft. Steve continued to develop his aviation career and was appointed company director responsible for the aircraft sales division and manufacturer liaison. His sales division was the biggest contributor to the company, with over 110 aircraft sales per year.

He was involved in expanding the company, purchasing 43 Air Schools and growing the training school from 500 hours per month to over 3000 hours per month, with training contracts with major commercial airlines. During this time, he also obtained his US Airline Transport Pilots Licence and is type rated on jet and turbo prop aircraft manufactured by Hawker and Beechcraft. After a long and successful career in Africa, Steve looked for new opportunities and challenges and found them in the UAE with Empire Aviation Group. Steve joined forces with Paras Dhamecha and other investors to form Empire Aviation Group in 2007.
   
         
           
           
  D Anand Bhaskar
Chief Financial Officer
  D Anand Bhaskar
Chief Financial Officer
   
    Anand is the Chief Financial Officer of Air Works. He operates out of the company’s corporate headquarters in Gurgaon, New Delhi.

Prior to joining Air Works, Anand served as the Vice President Finance in Moser Baer, as Senior Vice President & Global Controller at Genpact and as Head of Finance in Canon India. He has more than 20 years of experience in setting green field projects, Financial Systems & Processes and has been involved in running Indian and US Listed Companies.

Anand is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India & holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi.
   
         
  D Anand Bhaskar
Chief Financial Officer
   
    Anand is the Chief Financial Officer of Air Works. He operates out of the company’s corporate headquarters in Gurgaon, New Delhi.

Prior to joining Air Works, Anand served as the Vice President Finance in Moser Baer, as Senior Vice President & Global Controller at Genpact and as Head of Finance in Canon India. He has more than 20 years of experience in setting green field projects, Financial Systems & Processes and has been involved in running Indian and US Listed Companies.

Anand is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India & holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi.
   
         
K V Krishnan
Vice President
Engineering – Airline MRO
  K V Krishnan
Vice President, Engineering – Airline MRO
   
    Krishnan is the Vice President, Engineering of the Commercial Aviation MRO business. He is based out of the company's airline MRO facility located at Hosur, near Bengaluru. Krishnan provides leadership to the Commercial Aviation MRO business in India and is responsible to develop the company’s Hosur facility.

Prior to joining Air Works, Krishnan worked with Blue Dart Aviation, a DHL owned express cargo airline. He spent 11 years with Blue Dart Aviation in various management positions and was responsible for heavy maintenance. Krishnan is a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer with over 30 years of experience and endorsements ranging from vintage DC-3 to modern Boeing and Airbus aircraft. He also has a current A&P license issued by FAA and is specialized in aircraft structural repairs and ageing fleet maintenance. Krishnan holds an M.Sc. degree in air transport management.
   
         
  K V Krishnan
Vice President, Engineering – Airline MRO
   
    Krishnan is the Vice President, Engineering of the Commercial Aviation MRO business. He is based out of the company's airline MRO facility located at Hosur, near Bengaluru. Krishnan provides leadership to the Commercial Aviation MRO business in India and is responsible to develop the company’s Hosur facility.

Prior to joining Air Works, Krishnan worked with Blue Dart Aviation, a DHL owned express cargo airline. He spent 11 years with Blue Dart Aviation in various management positions and was responsible for heavy maintenance. Krishnan is a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer with over 30 years of experience and endorsements ranging from vintage DC-3 to modern Boeing and Airbus aircraft. He also has a current A&P license issued by FAA and is specialized in aircraft structural repairs and ageing fleet maintenance. Krishnan holds an M.Sc. degree in air transport management.
   
         
  Rajesh Rajan
Director
GA MRO
  Rajesh Rajan
Director – GA MRO
   
    Rajesh heads the GA MRO business for Air Works. He is based out of Mumbai, India and is focused on growing the GA MRO business and improve quality of service. Prior to Air Works Rajesh worked with Air Deccan as Head of Planning and earlier was a Commandant with the Indian Coast Guard. In the Coast Guard Rajesh flew Dornier 228s and Alouette 316Bs (HAL Chetak) and clocked over 1800 hours of military flying experience.    
         
  Rajesh Rajan
Director – GA MRO
   
    Rajesh heads the GA MRO business for Air Works. He is based out of Mumbai, India and is focused on growing the GA MRO business and improve quality of service. Prior to Air Works Rajesh worked with Air Deccan as Head of Planning and earlier was a Commandant with the Indian Coast Guard. In the Coast Guard Rajesh flew Dornier 228s and Alouette 316Bs (HAL Chetak) and clocked over 1800 hours of military flying experience.    
         
Paras Dhamecha
Executive Director
Empire Aviation
  Ravi S Menon
Executive Director
   
    Ravi is an Executive Director of Air Works. He operates out of the company's business and general aviation MRO hangar in Mumbai. Ravi manages the Business and General Aviation business and is focused on driving customer delight in the Indian region for Air Works.

Ravi has been associated with Air Works for over 35 years and managed the company's affairs through its developing stages. As a fellow of the Aeronautical Society of India, Ravi is actively involved in the Indian aviation industry. He is also an active member of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) civil aviation committee. Ravi is a licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer and holds a private pilots license.
   
         
  Paras Dhamecha
Executive Director, Empire Aviation
   
    Paras Dhamecha, Executive Director and co-founder of Dubai-based Empire Aviation Group, is an experienced, qualified jet pilot with an accomplished background in management and finance. He has managed to combine his career experience with his personal and professional passion for aviation, to create successful private aviation businesses in the Middle East. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Management (in Finance and Economics) from Purdue University, Indiana, USA. Following this, he decided to pursue his passion for aviation to become a full time pilot in the competitive US business aviation environment. In addition to full time flying, his career includes stints in corporate finance and financial management with organizations like AIESEC and GE Capital in the US.

Paras returned to his family home in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and with his aviation knowledge and experience and his interest in the business of aviation, he was encouraged to fulfil his ambition of setting up a corporate aviation company. He initially set up and managed a company he co-founded, and with which held the position of CEO until 2007, when he sold his shares in the company. He co-founded Empire Aviation Group in Dubai in 2007 and holds the position of Executive Director. Paras managed the overall company start up process and has successfully helped grow EAG into a profitable Aircraft Sales and Aircraft Charter business which manages one of the region’s largest fleets of private jets.
   
         
           
           
  Paul Woods
Vice President
Sales and Marketing
  Paul Woods
Vice President – Sales and Marketing
   
    Paul is the Sales and Marketing Director of Air Works/Air Livery. He operates out of the company’s Norwich (UK facility) and India. Paul is responsible for global sales and marketing for the company. He has been instrumental in the growth and development of the company across its’ Commercial, VIP and Military business.

Paul has over 25 years experience in the Aerospace industry coming from an aviation engineering background followed by many years with PPG Aerospace before joining Air Livery in 2002.
   
         
  Paul Woods
Vice President – Sales and Marketing
   
    Paul is the Sales and Marketing Director of Air Works/Air Livery. He operates out of the company’s Norwich (UK facility) and India. Paul is responsible for global sales and marketing for the company. He has been instrumental in the growth and development of the company across its’ Commercial, VIP and Military business.

Paul has over 25 years experience in the Aerospace industry coming from an aviation engineering background followed by many years with PPG Aerospace before joining Air Livery in 2002.
   
         
Raghu G Menon
Executive Director
  Raghu G Menon
Executive Director
   
    Raghu is an Executive Director of Air Works. He operates out of the company's corporate headquarters in Gurgaon, New Delhi. Raghu drives new initiatives and strategic projects linked to building Air Works India’s capabilities and revenue stream of tomorrow

Raghu has been associated with Air Works for over 30 years and is an active member of the Aeronautical Society of India. He also possesses a valid airline transport pilots license and has over 3,000 hours of flying time on various aircraft. Raghu holds a bachelor's degree in Science from the University of Mumbai.
   
         
  Raghu G Menon
Executive Director
   
    Raghu is an Executive Director of Air Works. He operates out of the company's corporate headquarters in Gurgaon, New Delhi. Raghu drives new initiatives and strategic projects linked to building Air Works India’s capabilities and revenue stream of tomorrow

Raghu has been associated with Air Works for over 30 years and is an active member of the Aeronautical Society of India. He also possesses a valid airline transport pilots license and has over 3,000 hours of flying time on various aircraft. Raghu holds a bachelor's degree in Science from the University of Mumbai.
   
         
  Ravinder Pal Singh
Global CIO
  Ravinder Pal Singh
Global CIO
   
    Ravi is the Global Chief Information Officer of Air Works. He is transforming current IT and creating its future avatar which is aligned to Air Work’s Vision and its various business goals. Ravi has lived and worked in 3 continents and his global experience covers broad disciplines ranging from strategy to execution. In recent past he has been associated with a leader in technology and a big 4 management consulting firm to help their Fortune 500 customers and government institutions in IT transformation. He is a child rights activist, practices yoga, runs marathon and does mountaineering. He is also a holder, in his personal capacity, of several technology patents.    
         
  Raghu G Menon
Executive Director
   
    Raghu is an Executive Director of Air Works. He operates out of the company's corporate headquarters in Gurgaon, New Delhi. Raghu drives new initiatives and strategic projects linked to building Air Works India’s capabilities and revenue stream of tomorrow

Raghu has been associated with Air Works for over 30 years and is an active member of the Aeronautical Society of India. He also possesses a valid airline transport pilots license and has over 3,000 hours of flying time on various aircraft. Raghu holds a bachelor's degree in Science from the University of Mumbai.
   
         
Sanjeev Munjal
Vice President
Strategy and M&A
  Sanjeev Munjal
Vice President Strategy and M&A
   
    Sanjeev is the Director – Business Development and M&A of Air Works. He operates out of the company's corporate headquarters in Gurgaon, New Delhi. Sanjeev is responsible for driving the company’s inorganic growth and leads efforts on joint ventures, acquisitions and other new projects.

Prior to joining Air Works Sanjeev served as Vice President, M&A at NYSE listed Genpact Limited, a world leader in business process and technology services. During his ten year stint at Genpact he took on various roles such as M&A, Global Head of Treasury, Global Head of Commercial & Pricing and also helped set up Genpact’s Greenfield unit in Budapest, Hungary, among others. Sanjeev holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi, and Bachelors in Engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering (DCE), University of Delhi.
   
         
  Sanjeev Munjal
Vice President Strategy and M&A
   
    Sanjeev is the Director – Business Development and M&A of Air Works. He operates out of the company's corporate headquarters in Gurgaon, New Delhi. Sanjeev is responsible for driving the company’s inorganic growth and leads efforts on joint ventures, acquisitions and other new projects.

Prior to joining Air Works Sanjeev served as Vice President, M&A at NYSE listed Genpact Limited, a world leader in business process and technology services. During his ten year stint at Genpact he took on various roles such as M&A, Global Head of Treasury, Global Head of Commercial & Pricing and also helped set up Genpact’s Greenfield unit in Budapest, Hungary, among others. Sanjeev holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi, and Bachelors in Engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering (DCE), University of Delhi.
   
         
           
           
  Sahadev G Menon
Executive Director
  Sahadev G Menon
Executive Director
   
    Sahadev (Sahu) is an Executive Director of Air Works and the Accountable Manager CAR 145 of Air Works. He operates out of the company's business and general aviation MRO hangar in Mumbai.

Sahu has been associated with the company for over 33 years. He is a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer holding endorsements on several aircraft under the maintenance of Air Works. He holds a bachelor's degree in science from the University of Mumbai. Sahu also holds a private pilots license.
   
         
  Sahadev G Menon
Executive Director
   
    Sahadev (Sahu) is an Executive Director of Air Works and the Accountable Manager CAR 145 of Air Works. He operates out of the company's business and general aviation MRO hangar in Mumbai.

Sahu has been associated with the company for over 33 years. He is a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer holding endorsements on several aircraft under the maintenance of Air Works. He holds a bachelor's degree in science from the University of Mumbai. Sahu also holds a private pilots license.
   
         
Gp Capt (Retd) Arun Sonpar, VM
Associate Vice President
Compliance, Flight Safety
and Operations Audit
  Gp Capt (Retd) Arun Sonpar, VM
Associate Vice President, Compliance, Flight Safety and Operations Audit
   
    Gp Capt (Retd) Arun Sonpar, VM is the Associate Vice President Compliance, Flight Safety and Operations Audit of Air Works and is based out of Delhi. Arun has been instrumental in formulating policies for implementing and conducting the internal Audits for Air Safety, Maintenance Safety and Environment, Health and Safety. Besides this Arun is involved in the consultancy for aviation services provided to customers.

Arun has considerable experience in the field of aviation. Prior to joining Air Works in 2008, he has spent 30 years in the Indian Air Force wherein he held various senior command and staff appointments including tenure as Station Commander, Mumbai. He gained varied experience in the field of Operations, Maintenance, Logistics Management, Administrative Functions and Human Resource Development whilst serving in the Indian Air Force. After seeking premature retirement from the Air Force he served for five years in Jet Airways initially in the Operations Department and later on in the Corporate Affairs department.
   
         
  Gp Capt (Retd) Arun Sonpar, VM
Associate Vice President, Compliance, Flight Safety and Operations Audit
   
    Gp Capt (Retd) Arun Sonpar, VM is the Associate Vice President Compliance, Flight Safety and Operations Audit of Air Works and is based out of Delhi. Arun has been instrumental in formulating policies for implementing and conducting the internal Audits for Air Safety, Maintenance Safety and Environment, Health and Safety. Besides this Arun is involved in the consultancy for aviation services provided to customers.

Arun has considerable experience in the field of aviation. Prior to joining Air Works in 2008, he has spent 30 years in the Indian Air Force wherein he held various senior command and staff appointments including tenure as Station Commander, Mumbai. He gained varied experience in the field of Operations, Maintenance, Logistics Management, Administrative Functions and Human Resource Development whilst serving in the Indian Air Force. After seeking premature retirement from the Air Force he served for five years in Jet Airways initially in the Operations Department and later on in the Corporate Affairs department.
   
         
  Amit Sinha
President
Corporate Affairs
  Amit Sinha
President – Corporate Affairs
   
    Amit is the President – Corporate Affairs at Air Works. He operates out of the company’s corporate headquarters in Gurgaon, New Delhi.

Amit has over 30 years of experience in the aviation industry and has been instrumental in setting up Taj Air, the flight charter arm of Tata group companies. Under his stewardship TAJ Air became India’s first charter operator to build its own hangar with a world class passenger lounge and maintenance facilities at Mumbai airport. He played a key role in taking over from Airports Authority of India, the setting up and functioning of Jamshedpur Airport which also became one of the busiest airfields in the eastern region. He set and managed the entire operations of India’s first Private Security Hold at CSI Airport, Mumbai for the exclusive use of non-scheduled and private operations in India. He led the initiative to set up an in-house international clearance process at Mumbai for all international flights including passengers and crew, which resulted in huge savings.

He has considerable experience in the areas of flight operations, flight planning including flight plans by computers, Airport Management, Air Traffic Control besides charters & Management of aircrafts. Etc”

Amit has also worked as CEO of GMR Aviation & set up the exclusive Aviation Company for them – GMR Aviation Pvt. Ltd. He initially inducted 03 Falcons 2000 series, One Hawker 750 & one Bell 407 helicopter.
   
         
  Amit Sinha
President – Corporate Affairs
   
    Amit is the President – Corporate Affairs at Air Works. He operates out of the company’s corporate headquarters in Gurgaon, New Delhi.

Amit has over 30 years of experience in the aviation industry and has been instrumental in setting up Taj Air, the flight charter arm of Tata group companies. Under his stewardship TAJ Air became India’s first charter operator to build its own hangar with a world class passenger lounge and maintenance facilities at Mumbai airport. He played a key role in taking over from Airports Authority of India, the setting up and functioning of Jamshedpur Airport which also became one of the busiest airfields in the eastern region. He set and managed the entire operations of India’s first Private Security Hold at CSI Airport, Mumbai for the exclusive use of non-scheduled and private operations in India. He led the initiative to set up an in-house international clearance process at Mumbai for all international flights including passengers and crew, which resulted in huge savings.

He has considerable experience in the areas of flight operations, flight planning including flight plans by computers, Airport Management, Air Traffic Control besides charters & Management of aircrafts. Etc”

Amit has also worked as CEO of GMR Aviation & set up the exclusive Aviation Company for them – GMR Aviation Pvt. Ltd. He initially inducted 03 Falcons 2000 series, One Hawker 750 & one Bell 407 helicopter.
   
         
Christian Lalane
Managing Director
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