Q&A Profiles

APEX in Profile: Shankar Velusamy

Shankar Velusamy Co-founder and CTO Ackila Shankar has 20 years of experience in in-flight entertainment (IFE) and extensive knowledge of major IFE and connectivity systems. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Cal Poly Pomona and is… Read more

APEX in Profile: Denise Poole

Denise Poole CEO AMI Inflight and AMI Wines Denise is passionate about food and travel, and has managed to combine the two in a career spanning 38 years. During her 22 years with AMI Group, she and her team have… Read more

APEX in Profile: Ian Shergold

Ian Shergold Vice-President, Global Sales and Marketing Carlisle Interconnect Technologies Ian leads the sales and marketing department at CarlisleIT, where he is responsible for $800 million in global sales. Having previously served in general management positions in the industry, Ian… Read more

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