Date: January 11th, 2013
Leeward Flight Services (LFS) will operate the Private Jets Terminal or FBO at RL Bradshaw International Airport, St Kitts. The state-of-the-art terminal next to the international airport will provide a number of services including our unique YU Lounge (www.yulounge.com) for both commercial and private jets passengers in luxury environment.
Our sister company, General Aviation (Mauritius) Ltd – GAM, operates a similar terminal on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius.
Our objective at LFS is to deliver a seamless, efficient and customer service to all our stakeholders.
Uday Nayak, Director
Uday comes from a business family in India and has a wealth of knowledge in dealing with companies in the Indian Sub-Continent. He has worked with a major bank in London involved with Corporate and Structured Finance products. Uday is constantly liasing with our Equity partners and banks and in structuring the finance in our aircraft transactions. He has been instrumental in placing Seven CRJ-200 aircraft with Air Sahara in New Delhi and the sale of Five Airbus A310-300 with leases attached to Air India to a major Dubai based company. Uday is the co-founder of Veling Ltd and is based at our London Office.
Nirvan Veerasamy, Director
Nirvan worked for Airbus Industries as a Sales Director and lead major sales campaigns in South East Asia. After leaving Airbus, he established Aero Services (Mauritius) Ltd in 1993 to capitalise on the facilities offered by the Govenrnment of Mauritius to use the country as a platform for aviation related transactions. He won several mandates from Singapore Airlines to sell surplus aircrafts handling the first SIA-Government Sale(One A310-200 to the Belgian Airforce) and the first sale with a lease attached of One A310-300 to ALAFCO. Between 2005 and 2006, at the request of the Government of Mauritius, he was appointed as Managing Director of Air Mauritius Ltd and initiated a turnaround plan for the airline. Nirvan is the co-founder of Veling Ltd and is based at our Head Office in Mauritius.
Nirvan holds a Masters Degree from Cranfield University (UK) and has completed the Owner’s Manager programme at the Harvard Business School (US).
Dinesh Burrenchobay, Director
Dinesh oversees the day to day operations of the company on a worldwide basis and ensures that the future strategic plans for growth are executed in a timely manner. He reports to the Managing Director. Prior to joining Veling, he was Executive Vice President for Human Resources & Organisational Development at Air Mauritius Limited and part of the leadership team which implemented a critical transformation programme following a McKinsey consultants’ study together with the implementation of a new organizational structure to sustain the changes of the national airline.
Dinesh had a successful career in the Hospitality where for a decade he was Head -Corporate Human Resources of Sun Resorts Ltd (Mauritius) and One&Only Resorts (part of the luxury hospitality group – Kerzner International) for the 3200 staff in the Indian Ocean region. He also participated in a number of projects and hotel openings on a global basis for Kerzner International. Dinesh was an active member of the Global HR team providing best practices across the regions.
He holds a Business studies degree from the City of London Polytechnic (UK) and has followed a number of Executive Education courses at Cornell University (US) and HEC Business School (France) and is based at our Head Office in Mauritius.