Q&A Profiles

APEX in Profile: Grace Lau

Grace Lau Acquisition and Distribution Director Emphasis Video Entertainment Grace started at Hong Kong-based Emphasis Video Entertainment, a supplier of Asian film and short feature programming for worldwide airlines, as a part-time receptionist, straight out of university, 17 years ago…. Read more

APEX in Profile: Mark Rasmussen

Mark Rasmussen Vice-President and General Manager, Mobility Intelsat Mark leads Intelsat’s Mobility business unit, which offers global satellite-based solutions for the aviation, maritime and connected transportation markets. With Intelsat, Mark has more than 13 years of experience in the mobility… Read more

APEX in Profile: David Dicko

David Dicko CEO SkyLights David began his career as an airline pilot, flying Airbus A320s and Boeing 777s for Air France. He then joined the airline’s management, taking roles in marketing, and corporate strategy and innovation. After 10 years, he… Read more

APEX in Profile: David Withers

David Withers Chief Executive Officer digEcor David founded digEcor’s parent company, Total Aviation Solutions, in 2009, and has more than 25 years of experience in the aviation industry. He is a former president of Boeing Defence Australia and was managing… Read more

APEX in Profile: Yoram Elgrabli

Yoram Elgrabli Managing Director, North and Central America El Al Israel Airlines Born and raised in Israel, and a former tank commander in the Israel Defense Forces, Yoram has more than 25 years’ tenure with El Al. As a seasoned… Read more

APEX in Profile: Yelena Obukhova

Yelena Obukhova  Deputy Director, Inflight Services Air Astana Yelena has been deputy director of Inflight Services for five years and focuses on onboard product and in-flight entertainment. She has a dedicated team that she looks forward to working with every… Read more

In Conversation With IATA’s Nick Careen

Nick Careen Senior Vice-President Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security IATA Nick Careen succeeded Tom Windmuller as IATA’s senior vice-president for Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security on October 1, 2015. Prior to IATA, Careen started his career in the industry with… Read more

APEX in Profile: Hiroko Kawamoto

Hiroko Kawamoto Executive Vice-President, Member of the Board Director for Promotion of ANA Group Diversity and Inclusion, Promotion Officer for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games All Nippon Airways  Hiroko entered All Nippon Airways in 1979 as a cabin attendant… Read more

In Conversation With Patee Sarasin, CEO of Nok Air

Patee Sarasin Chief Executive Officer Nok Air Patee has been the CEO of Nok Airlines since 2004. Prior to that, he served as CEO of Bates Advertising Thailand and as general manager of Multi Media Orbit, among many other roles…. Read more