Ruchir Verma
Ruchir Verma

Chairman

Ruchir brings 20+ years of experience in Entrepreneurship and Corporate world to Hans Airways. He has worked extensively in Asia and Europe and has spent time in the USA and LATAM on large projects.

Ruchir brings 20+ years of experience in Entrepreneurship and Corporate world to Hans Airways. He has worked extensively in Asia and Europe and has spent time in the USA and LATAM on large projects.

He is on the Advisory board of fn Mathlogic, a Data Sciences, AI, ML, Deep Learning – Consulting, training and solutions company run by top data scientists in India.

He is Engineer by degree (Allahabad, India), an MBA in Strategy & Finance, (Imperial College, London) and Masters of Law in Corporate Finance Law (LLM, University of Westminster, London).

Some of the Corporate work includes Avanade (Accenture, Microsoft), Thomson Reuters, Clifford Chance, RBS Investment Banking and Zurich Insurance in various senior roles managing large global functions.

He ran his own consulting firm(s) while based in London and regularly helps entrepreneurs at early stages of growth.

He is also the author of various books (fiction, philosophical bend), with the flagship book of ‘The Boy from Allahabad’.

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Barry
Dr Barry Humphreys CBE

Non Executive Director

Ex-Headof Air Services Policy, UK CAA, ex-Director Virgin Atlantic Airways, ex-Chairman of the British Air Transport Association and ex-Non Executive Director of NATS.

Ex-Headof Air Services Policy, UK CAA, ex-Director Virgin Atlantic Airways, ex-Chairman of the British Air Transport Association and ex-Non Executive Director of NATS.

Dr Barry Humphreys CBE received a BA in Economics and Economic History from the University of Leicester and a Ph.D. in Air Transport Economics from the University of Leeds. He joined the recently established UK Civil Aviation Authority in 1973 as an Economic Assistant, subsequently becoming Economic Adviser. After a period with British Caledonian Airways, he returned to the CAA in a policy role.

In 1995, Barry accepted an invitation to join Virgin Atlantic Airways as Director of External Affairs and Route Development. During his time at Virgin Barry was wholly or partly responsible for political lobbying, licensing, economic regulation, airport and air traffic control access and pricing, government bilateral and multilateral negotiations, competition policy and consumer and environmental issues, as well as making a significant contribution to route development, longer-term strategic policy and security.

He represented Virgin Atlantic on various industry and government bodies and committees, including being a member (and for two years Chairman) of IATA’s Industry Affairs Committee. Barry played a leading role in establishing Virgin Atlantic as an airline admired throughout the industry and recognised as a major industry player throughout the world, working closely with the airline’s majority owner, Sir Richard Branson.

He was responsible for presenting licensing applications before the UK CAA, the US Department of Transportation and elsewhere and competition cases before the appropriate authorities in the European Union, the UK, the US and Australia.

Barry has been Deputy Chairman of the Board of Airline Representatives UK, Deputy Chairman (and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee) of Airport Co-Ordination Ltd, a member of the UK Foreign Office Consular Advisory Committee, a Board Member of the UK India Business Council, Chairman of the Caribbean Britain Business Council and a member of both Heathrow and Gatwick Airports’ Consultative Committees.

In the UK’s 2016 New Year’s Honours List, Barry was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to aviation and charity.

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Jane Middleton

Non Executive Director

Finance Director with a Masters degree in Air Transport Management from City University, London. Experienced working internationally, able to lead cross border teams.

Finance Director with a Masters degree in Air Transport Management from City University, London. Experienced working internationally, able to lead cross border teams. Successful track record providing strong, strategic leadership within the Aerospace/Defence sector, including turnaround management and acquisitions with associated integrations to parent business.

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Facilitated the creation of the London Aviation Technical Collage at London Biggin Hill Airport
  • Rejuvenated a stagnant aviation trade body
  • Led turnaround of an aerospace software business, returning to breakeven within 12 months
  • Restructured finance function within the business and brought together a new team to deliver it.
  • Set up & developed overseas offices for a UK airline subsidiary
  • Developed and implemented a supply chain department for NYSE aerospace company

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Dr Peter Malanik

Non Executive Director

Dr Peter Malanik is the ex-CEO of Austrian Airlines. He is current President of Austrian Aviation Association.

Dr Peter Malanik is the ex-CEO of Austrian Airlines. He is current President of Austrian Aviation Association.

Member of Austrian Institute for Transport and Logistics Management.

He is Chairman of the Supervisory Board Flughafen Klagenfurt.

Peter is a lecturer on Airline Management at Vienna University of Economics and Business.

He is Senior Client Partner at Korn Ferry.

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Satnam Singh Saini

Director

B.Sc Hons (Maths). Pioneer of flights to the proposed destinations. Satnam successfully set up the Monarch Airlines & FlyJet airlines Charter flights to the destinations.

B.Sc Hons (Maths). Pioneer of flights to the proposed destinations. Satnam successfully set up the Monarch Airlines & FlyJet airlines Charter flights to the destinations. Due to his experience of operating the charter flights, he has first-hand experience of the needs and wishes of the passengers. He worked in this market at all levels including sales, distribution and operations for almost 20 years.

Satnam has very good network of contacts and credentials with the regulatory authorities and various aviation bodies.

Satnam knows and has a very close relationship with a network of travel agents specialising in this ethnic market. This market is price sensitive and the fares levels are dependent on days of festivals at the destination, school holidays in UK which are essential in planning a profitable venture on the proposed route.

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