Advisory Board


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Amir Edalatian | Commercial Adviser, Co-founder

Amir Edalatian, has over 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship and management of multinational corporations with a successful track record of taking companies from birth to growth stage and maturity. His background encompasses management and leadership of corporations with capital intensity such as heavy industries, logistics and technology companies. He has also been acting as a financial and strategy consultant to multinational corporations





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John Fielding, Professor | Senior Aircraft Design Adviser

Professor John Fielding is world known aircraft design professional with over 37 years of experience in the industry. His book "Introduction to Aircraft Design" published by Cambridge University Press, is regarded as one of the latest references for aircraft design and development. He was also Chief Engineer of the BAE SYSTEMS/EPSRC – sponsored DEMON technology demonstrator UAV. He headed Cranfield University Aerospace department for over 20 years directing various industrial aerospace projects in collaboration with Airbus, Boeing, BAE systems, AVIC (aviation industry of China) and many more.





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Abdulnaser Sayma, Professor | Senior Aerodynamics Adviser

Professor Abdulnaser Sayma is the Associate Dean in City University of London. He obtained his PhD from the University of Manchester in 1994 in Computational Fluid Dynamics and worked as a Rolls Royce Research Fellow at Imperial College London for 11 years before becoming a professor of CFD at University of Sussex in 2006. His main expertise in core aerodynamics compressible flow CFD and aero elasticity methods for jet propulsion. He developed the code AU3D which is currently the standard Aeroelasiticty analysis and design tool at Rolls Royce and worked as a consultant for the company for several years on major engine projects, particularly the Trent family of engines.





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Dan Grigg | Senior Sales and Marketing Adviser

Following a successful career in aviation insurance Dan focussed his business skills on the business aviation sector in 2005. Starting an aviation consultancy that focussed on aircraft sales and acquisitions and aircraft management Dan soon attracted interest from investors in the Middle East and Russia. In 2010 Dan created an aviation property development company which soon attracted outside investment with the aim of securing two UK airport properties. Throughout his time in the business aviation sector Dan has negotiated numerous aircraft sales and acquisition transactions, lease contracts and has set up aircraft management procedures and protocols.

Dan travels extensively for business and has represented Aura Aviation as General Manager across Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Far-East. At the same
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Dan manages the European arm of JetBrokers and is a regular attendee of the NBAA and EBACE annual Convention and Exhibitions. Dan believes in delivering impartial advice to clients, whether they are looking to purchase their first aircraft for personal or business use or are seasoned aircraft owners looking to sell and upgrade.

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David Williams | Strategic Human Resource and Talent Management Adviser

David is a strong, committed leader who is passionate about creating and driving strategic people and organization plans that underpin business growth - transforming performance through the ability to think strategically and rapidly translate this into operational delivery. He is at the present the HR Director, Operations at Jaguar-Land Rover, UK, overseeing the strategic business partnering across Product Development, Marketing, Sales and Service and all the Corporate functions. He lead the creation of the People Strategy for the business and the transformation of the HR operating model. He has also led the Global HR teams in Marketing, Sales & Service, from where he started JLR's Organisation Development in China, something he remains significantly involved in.





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