Q&A Profiles

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

APEX in Profile: Juha Järvinen

Juha Järvinen Chief Commercial Officer Finnair Juha is an executive board member at Finnair, and Joint Venture Executive Board member for Atlantic Joint Business and Siberian Joint Business. With more than 18 years of aviation experience, he’s held positions in… Read more

APEX in Profile: Maria Walter

Maria Walter Managing Director, Product and Brand Strategy United Airlines Maria is a global marketing and merchandising expert who has been connecting people and products through technology for more than a decade. As managing director of Product and Brand Strategy, she… Read more

APEX in Profile: Michael Small

Michael Small Chief Executive Officer Gogo Michael has served as Gogo’s president and CEO, as well as a member of the board, since 2010 and has more than 30 years of experience in the communications industry. Before joining Gogo, he… Read more

APEX in Profile: Ryanne Van Der Eijk

Ryanne Van Der Eijk Senior Vice-President Customer Experience KLM Ryanne has an extensive background in the hospitality and travel business in the Netherlands and abroad. As a results-oriented people manager and executive, she maintains a continuous focus on changing an… Read more