Brendan has been working in the aviation industry for over 20 years as a writer, analyst and consultant. He served as chief analyst for the Centre for Aviation from 2011 to 2019, based in Singapore; and as an editor for Flightglobal, from 2000 to 2011, based in Washington DC, Singapore and London. Brendan is now working as an independent analyst and consultant, having established in 2019 the Singapore-based firm Sobie Aviation.
Brendan has a degree in Industrial and Labour Relations from Cornell University in New York.
CEO, Gateway Services
Yacoob has been SATS’ Executive Vice President, Gateway Services since January 2014. Prior to this, he was its Executive Vice President, Food Solutions, having joined SATS in 1981.
Yacoob sits on various boards of SATS’ subsidiaries and associate companies. He is the Chairman of SATS-Creuers Cruise Services and the Vice President Commissioner of PT Jasa Angkasa Semesta. He is also a member of Saudi Arabia’s private sector logistics advisory team.
Yacoob graduated from the National University of Singapore with a BA, majoring in English.
Regional Director Asia Pacific Ground Support
Thomas Liput is based in Singapore since 2011. Corporate and International Business Developer with dual educational background in Engineering and Business he developed a solid experience in different industries along his carrier. He has been working in South Africa, France and now in Asia. He joined JBT Aerotech Singapore in April 2019.
Group Chief Operations Officer
A senior executive, who has led and delivered large scale operations in AirAsia's Airline structure including Ground Handling and Airport Management.
As a GCOO, Javed Malik is accountable for providing AirAsia's group-wide direction on Operational Performance & Standards, bringing Technology & Innovation that will drive guest engagement on the ground, or in the air.
Delivering strong financial contribution along the way through collaboration across the Operations Division, which is made up of Engineering, Flight Operations, Cabin Crew, Ground Services across 158 airports, Supply Chain, Safety, Security, and Network Operations Management Command Centre.