OUR PEOPLE

Andrew Cowen

Andrew Cowen
Managing Partner
Executive Chairman

  • 30 years experienced aviation entrepreneur and start-up specialist
  • Former Vice Chairman for Uriel Aviation, a travel group incl. LCC, OTA, Loyalty, Holidays, Travel Tech
  • Extensive track record of guiding value creation at a variety of start-ups/early growth stage companies
  • Lead/key participation in delivering >US$5bn in travel investment, funding & financing

Key Specialisations

  • Strategic visioning and implementation
  • Key opportunities identification & value creation
  • End to end delivery of strategic value propositions, concept design, project planning and management
  • Shareholder/C-level/Governmental communications, support & advisory
Chris Thomas

Chris Thomas
Partner Talent
Regional Manager Greater China

  • Focused on building teams that deliver success, on a global basis
  • 5 years as Director, Talent & Innovation at Hong Kong Express Airways
  • 18 years Managing Director for Private Family Office in Beijing, China
  • Wall Street trained financial analyst with expertise in financial modelling & project management

Key Specialisations

  • Organisation structuring and optimised performance management
  • Market leading aviation talent acquisition
  • Productivity and efficiency maximisation
  • Team culture build and adoption of best practice
  • Training and development
Gregory Green

Greg Green
Partner Technology
Regional Manager Pacific

  • Expert in identifying and applying effective , emerging technologies that have high impact benefit to aviation and travel companies
  • 15 years experience across Asian technology sectors (10 years in Japan)
  • Group Lead IT and Commercial/ Operations implementation for HK Express restructure and Peach LCC start-up
  • Adept at business transformation through technology

Key Specialisations

  • Development of technology roadmaps to procure appropriate technical solutions, at best terms
  • Providing expert project and resource management to deliver an IT integrated solution
  • Application of innovative technologies to airlines, aviation & travel
Joo Hwee Hui

Joo Hwee Hui
Head of Market Insights & Planning,
Regional Manager South East Asia

  • 12 years business venture development and program management experience spanning several airlines, start-ups and group holding companies operating across Asia
  • Specialised in taking new concepts, from the initial envisioning through to design and build, including key enablers such as financing and regulatory
  • Fluent in Mandarin & English

Key Specialisations

  • Market trends capture, demand identification and analysis, and application across the travel industry
  • Identification of unserved and underserved market opportunities
  • Definition and planning of new market segment customer acquisition strategies
  • Competitor evaluation, analysis and benchmarking
Vanessa Tang

Vanessa Tang
Head of Talent & People Services,
General Manager Genki Talent

  • With 13 years of in-house talent sourcing experience across the aviation and travel sectors, Vanessa brings a track-record of success
  • Her knowledge base encompasses: aviation, airports, hospitality, OTA’s, loyalty, and ground handling
  • Vanessa’s expertise is in delivering top-tier talent across travel
  • Fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin & English

Key Specialisations

  • Quality role distribution through high-volume candidate channels to reach technical specialists
  • Candidate benchmarking, screening, and qualitative and quantitative evaluation.
  • Rapid team build while maintaining quality and organisation culture
  • Identifying talents who deliver value for organisations
Goshu Nakajima

Goshu Nakajima
Regional Manager Japan
& South Korea

  • 20 years of travel sales leadership in Japan and South Korea, working for leading airlines including Air Asia and HKExpress and a number of travel agents
  • Deep experience of all aspects of the Japanese and South Korean inbound and outbound travel market
  • Highly capable in managing cross-cultural business partnerships
  • Fluent in Japanese and English

Key Specialisations

  • Build/enhancement of travel brand identity and positioning
  • Business development to target airlines and other travel operators
  • Marketing, promotion of travel offering/ opportunities
  • Commercial strategy shaping, including design and negotiation of marketing and incentives