Vivekanand Sheorey Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Vicky loved his first encounter with computers in 1985, as a fighter-pilot with the Indian Air Force (IAF). During his 12 years in service – while gaining invaluable operational experience on frontline strike aircraft, logging 1000+ hours on the Maruts (HAL HF-24) and later with MiG-21Ms and MiG-23BNs – he retained his curiosity for computers and software programming.

Vicky founded Sheorey Digital Systems in 1994 and led its foray into aviation in 1999 / 2000, steering its growth later into an established aviation infotech company by 2010. At Laminaar, besides leading the business, he remains the company’s chief business analyst and application architect.

A Graduate in Commerce from the University of Nagpur (1977), Vicky went to the India Air Force Academy, where he was commissioned as an officer in 1979.

Jahan Alamzad President, Laminaar Americas
Jahan Alamzad

Jahan has been a long-term senior executive and advisor. He has been managing principal of CA Advisors. He was also director of strategy and analytics at PricewaterhouseCoopers and director of airline, aerospace, and operations research at Applied Decision Analysis, Inc. Before his consulting career, he worked at American Airlines and United Airlines. and co-founded California Airlines and was its CEO. He has served on the faculty of the School of Business and Management at Notre Dame de Namur University, and on the faculty of the Department of Aviation at San Jose State University.

Jahan holds a masters in management science and engineering from Stanford University, as well as a masters in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Southern California, and bachelor degrees in civil engineering and electrical engineering from the University of Illinois.

Kunal Ghosh Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Kunal has spent a decade plus in driving next-gen technology adoption in civil aviation. Kunal started his career with Air Deccan, where he conceptualized and implemented Operation Research (OR) based projects in network and crew planning for the airline. He heads the OR and Optimization programs at Laminaar and has successfully delivered optimizers which are used by leading airlines globally.

Kunal holds a double degree with a Master’s in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mumbai.

Thierry Pfeiffer Senior Vice President, Business Development

Thierry has over two decades in Aviation Data & Information systems, building and selling solutions to Airlines and Governments. Thierry has extensive experience covering a wide range of solutions in Training, Safety (FOQA and Investigation labs) and Fuel Efficiency. He was formerly VP Sales & Marketing at Safran, CAE and Open Airlines.

Thierry is a System Engineer and Pilot by training as well as a retired French Airforce Reserve Officer.

Kristina Larsdotter Lane Vice President, Project Implementation & Delivery

Kristina has over 25 years’ experience in aviation centric IT implementation and sales, which includes IT applications for commercial and operational processes of large carriers like KLM, British Airways, Qantas, Air China, Singapore Airlines and Vietnam Airlines. She has led large programs across Europe and APAC, playing key roles in companies like Carmen Systems, Jeppesen and Sabre Airline Solutions.

Kristina holds an MSc degree in Civil and Computer Engineering and a Master’s in Project Management from Chalmers University of Technology.

Kalyan Bhatlapenumerthy Vice President, Finance

Kalyan is the Vice President of Finance at Laminaar Aviation InfoTech.

In his 20 years as a finance professional, working in Asia, the Americas, Europe and Africa, Kalyan specialized in business strategy, identifying KPIs across industries such as infotech, pharmaceutical, logistics and energy.

Kalyan is 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).