Vivekanand Sheorey – Vicky – the co-founder of LAMINAAR, is an ex-military aviator-turned aviation business analyst, software architect and multimedia designer. In his 12 years with the IAF, he flew frontline strike aircraft, logging 1000+ hours on HAL HF-24 Maruts, MiG-21Ms and MiG-23BNs. Retiring as a Squadron Leader, he started Sheorey Digital Systems Pvt. Ltd. (SDS) and grew it into a successful aviation infotech company.
At LAMINAAR, Vicky is the CEO, chief business analyst and the chief application software designer. He is passionate about aviation training and safety and this single-minded focus helped him create products ARMS®, InfoPrompt® and Delta.Net®, counted among the best in the world.
Vicky has a degree in commerce from the University of Nagpur. Upon graduating from the India Air Force Academy, he was commissioned in IAF as military aviator in 1979.
Captain Unnikrishnan – Unni – has over four decades of experience in aviation, between the Indian Air Force as a commissioned officer and as a pilot in commercial aviation.
In his 20 year career with the IAF, Unni flew the MiG 21 FL, MiG 21M, MiG 29 and Su 30K aircraft. As a A2 rated Qualified Flying Instructor, Unni trained many a military aviator, and as a certified Fighter Combat Leader, he led frontline squadrons as Flight Commander and Commanding Officer. His stint at the Air HQ gave him perspective of military aviation operations from both tactical and strategic perspectives. He was also part of the core team that inducted the Su-30 MKI aircraft into the IAF, from requirements definition stage till operationalization of the fleet.
In commercial aviation, he flew the Boeing 737, the Airbus A320, A330 and the A350, holding Examiner ratings on A330 and A350 aircraft. He was one of the founding members in the setting up of Kingfisher Airlines in India.
Unni’s experience and knowledge of best practices in military and commercial aviation is what he brings to LAMINAAR as the Chief Knowledge Officer. A certified Gallup Coach and IOSA Auditor, Unni holds a master’s degree in Science from the University of Madras and has undergone The Wharton School’s Advanced Development Course.
Manoj Arora started his aviation career in 1982 with the Indian Air Force (IAF) where he spent sixteen fruitful years, after which he moved to commercial aviation. In the IAF, after three years as a maintenance engineer for a fighter squadron, he was selected to study at the French flight test school EPNER, from where he graduated as a Flight Test Engineer (FTE). In his career as an FTE, he worked on various weapon integration projects on multiple aircraft and was also part of a re-engining project for the transport fleet. He also had a stint as an instructor at ASTE, the flight test school of the IAF.
At Jet Airways, as the VP-IOCC, Manoj led Flight Ops Engineering & Performance Training, Flight Dispatch, IOCC, Environment Cell & Fuel Optimisation and Cockpit Crew Planning & Scheduling for almost twenty-one years. This followed stints at Indigo and Go Air in similar positions.
As the Deputy Chief Knowledge Officer at LAMINAAR, Manoj brings his vast knowledge of military and commercial aviation. An M Tech in aerospace engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Chennai, Manoj also holds a Private Pilot’s Licence.
Dr Subhash Chandar has over 29 years of experience in leading human resources and organization development roles in Fortune 500 companies in the APAC and EMEA regions, such as, GE Aviation, Etihad Airways and Deloitte, where he successfully steered workforces of 9000 plus, into high performance teams, with his robust and innovative approaches to capacity building and performance management. He has spearheaded large greenfield and brownfield HR transformation projects, building deep expertise in Change Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Total Rewards, Organizational Restructuring, Workforce Planning, Corporate Strategy, Leadership Development and Talent Management.
Subhash holds a PhD in Business Management from SSBM, Geneva, Switzerland, an MBA in HR Management from IIM Calcutta and has attended the Senior Executive Leadership Programme at the Harvard Business School. A member of the Forbes HR Council, Subhash’s certifications in HR include SPHRi®, GPHR® and SCP® from HRCI and SHRM, USA. He is also a licensed Aviation Management Professional (AvMP) from IATA/ Stanford University. In addition to several other certifications in various disciplines of HR management, Subhash is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors (FIoD), India, Fellow of CIPD (FCIPD), UK, Fellow of Institute of Leadership & Management (FInstLM), UK and Professional Member of SHRI (MSHRI) Singapore.
A well-known speaker at global summits, Subhash brings to LAMINAAR his deep domain knowledge, his vast experience of implementing best people practices and his rich academic credentials.
As the Vice President of Finance and Administration at Laminaar Aviation InfoTech, Kalyan Bhatlapenumerthy is responsible for Financial Controllership, Investor Relations and Compliance.
In his 20 plus years of professional experience, Kalyan served tenures in Asia, Europe, Americas & Africa, with industries like IT, Pharmaceuticals and Energy. These roles gave him extensive experience in financial management and business strategy, as also, in leading large and culturally diverse teams.
Besides being a Certified Public Accountant (CPA-USA), a member of The Singapore Institute Of Chartered Accountants (SICA) and the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (CMA), Kalyan is life coach and motivational speaker.