SHEIK KHALIFA AL-SABAH, CHAIRMAN & MANAGING DIRECTOR.
Sheikh Khalifa is the main sponsor of the LoadAir Initial Public Offering (IPO). He sits on various company boards including MTC-Zain and Noor Financial Investment Company. Sheikh Khalifa started his career with Deutsche Bank in New York, where was involved in project financing. He holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BA from Williams College.
KEITH BOLSHAW, GENERAL MANAGER.
Since qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse, Mr Bolshaw has gained over 25 years' experience in the aviation industry. Prior to joining LoadAir (LOC), Mr Bolshaw was Commercial Director of a British Airways (BAB) subsidiary, Vice President in Guinness Peat Aviation (GPA) and Managing Director of the UK-based International Bureau of Aviation (IBA). He holds a Masters degree in PPE from Oxford University.
CAPTAIN HUSAM AL-SHAMLAN, EXECUTIVE VP OPERATIONS.
During his 35 years in the industry, Captain Al-Shamlan has held numerous senior positions with Kuwait Airways (KUW) and the Kuwaiti air regulatory authority. In (KUW), he was Director Operations and a member of the Board of Directors. He subsequently served with the Kuwait (DGCA) regulatory authority, where he became Director Safety Division. He helped to restructure it and helped secure an official approval of its safety oversight role by both (ICAO) and the (FAA). Captain Al-Shamlan holds an MBA from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in the USA.
HEMANT PRADHAM, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO) & SENIOR VP FINANCE.
Mr Pradhan has over 25 years' experience in accounting, finance, audits / assurance, mergers & acquisitions and financial advisory assignments. Mr Pradhan has been with Loadair (LOC) since 2007, prior to which he has worked as (CFO) with YIACO (Kuwait's premier conglomerate) and with Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Horwath International - Public Accountants and various financial advisory firms. Mr Pradhan is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and Certified Information Systems Auditor of the USA as well as a licensed Chartered Accountant of India.
JAMAL BOURESLI, SENIOR VP CORPORATE AFFAIRS
Mr Jamal Bouresli has been in the Aviation industry for the last five years. He is a Board Member and Managing Director of Lotus Air (LOU), an Egyptian Airline having a fleet of four A320's with bases in Cairo and Hurghada. He is also a Board Member of LoadAir Cargo and Al Fawares Holding Company. He holds a degree in Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering from the University of Miami.
ABDUL RAHMAN BUHAIMED, SENIOR VP MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING
Mr Buhaimed joined the LoadAir team in 2006. He has 38 years experience in various positions in the aviation industry. Mr Buhaimed held various positions at Kuwait Airways (KUW) Corporation including Assistant Director of Engineering. Mr Buhaimed was also Managing Director of Shorouk Air (SHO) in Cairo (Joint Venture between Kuwait Airways (KUW) and Egypt Air (EGP)). He graduated from Scotland as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. He has British (CAA) and Kuwait (DGCA) Licenses.
FRANK BERGER, SENIOR VP SPECIAL PROJECTS
Mr Berger joined the LoadAir (LOC) team in 2007 after gaining more than >24 years of aviation experience with the Lufthansa Group, where he was engaged in various operational positions and projects in cargo operations after qualifying as a licensed aircraft engineer. During his time in Lufthansa Cargo (LUB), he gained broad experience during extended periods working overseas in USA, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. His last assignment before joining LoadAir was in China with Jade Cargo (JDC), where he was a key member of the start-up team and served as VP Operations & Engineering.
CAPTAIN NAJI NAJAF, SENIOR VP OPERATIONS
Captain Najaf joined LoadAir (LOC) team in September 2007. He has over 36 years experience in the airline industry with more than >16,750 hours flying experience on various Boeing/Airbus multi-engines airplanes. Captain Najaf started his career with Kuwait Airways Corporation (KUW), where he held several managerial and training posts. Before joining (LOC), he was with the Kuwait (DGCA) as Flight Operations Inspector and Aviation Safety Director.
SALEH AL-ASKAR, SENIOR VP & HEAD INFORMATION RECHNOLOGY (IT)
Mr Al-Askar has over >25 years experience in Information Technology (IT), Project Management, Systems Analysis, and Corporate & Board Governance. Before joining LoadAir (LOC) in 2008, M. Al-Askar held various senior positions in the aviation and (IT) industries, including Director of Information Technology with Kuwait Airways (KUW), Chairman of Automated systems company, Member of the board of SITA INC, Vice Chair of SITA Group. Mr Al-Askar holds a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from the George Washington University and a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the University of San Francisco.
NASSER AL SABAH, FINANCE DIRECTOR.