Business Head- SAARC and ASEAN Region @ Chapman Freeborn Air Chartering U.K
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Currently employed as the CEO and PRESIDENT of Harmonie Aircraft Company Ltd ( HongKong), a New age Aircraft Asset Management and Leasing Arm of Harmonie International LLC (USA) . ( www.hiintl.com ) : With decade long experience in the structuring of Aircraft Financing and Operating Lease Solutions, Harmonie Aircraft Company is an Aircraft Asset management Firm with
Currently employed as the CEO and PRESIDENT of Harmonie Aircraft Company Ltd ( HongKong), a New age Aircraft Asset Management and Leasing Arm of Harmonie International LLC (USA) . ( www.hiintl.com ) : With decade long experience in the structuring of Aircraft Financing and Operating Lease Solutions, Harmonie Aircraft Company is an Aircraft Asset management Firm with a Bouquet of Regional Jets, Turbo Props and Freighter for Airline Industries Aircraft Dry Lease/ Operating need Solutions. Harmonie Aircraft Co.Ltd owns Brand New of 10- P-750-XSTOL Multi-role Turbo-Prop Aircrafts manufactured by Pacific Aerospace , New Zealand. Also there has been orders for 10 additional for leasing in Indonesia, Korea, Thailand, and India. The Asset management company would be adding another 6 Regional Passenger Jets in 2015-2016 from Global manufacturers
Based out of HongKong and India and CEO & President of the Harmonie Aircraft Company undersign manages the Asset management Portfolio and overall Aviation related Projects including Aircraft positioning, Aircraft Finance, Aviation Management Aircraft & Airlines Acquisitions etc .
Previously- BUSINESS HEAD SAARC REGION- CHAPMAN FREEBORN AIRCHARTERING LTD, ( New Delhi and Bangkok,Thailand). Business Head- International Operations for AIR ONE Aviation, CEO of US$400 Million Global Hospitality Conglomerate- Blue Hill groups . Erstwhile CEO of JAGSON Airlines as well as MDLR Airlines ( for 4 years ), based in New Delhi ,INDIA .
- Managing Director and owner of - Aashna Airways & Tourism Pvt.Ltd, a Travel, Aviation and Tourism consulting firm based out of India and Singapore.
- - Top 20% of Worlds Aviation Consultant - regular Consultant for Gershon Lehmann strategic Management group, USA for most of their Aviation and Airport clientele.
- Also co-owns BENETONE TRAVEL SERVICES, an IATA accredited DMC and Travel management firm in Bangkok, Thailand
Chief Executive Officer and President @ Harmonie International is a Multi Million dollar, 80 years ( 8 decades ) old Finance, Investment, Mining,Exploration and Aviation Global -Conglomerate based in Michigan, USA headed by Mr.Wm ( Billy ) E.Donahue Jr as the Chairman . Harmonie International LLC has one of the most Varied Finest Management team comprising of extremely noteworthy and reputed Senior Business Professionals, who have been a part of this ever growing Global organization. In 2008, Harmonie was issued trading portals by a European prime bank to service contractual commitments debentures as Principles with and for issuing banks, cutting houses, securities firms, global custodial agents facilitating transactions between commercial banks, government institutions and private wealth clients. Harmonie International LLC provides financing in the USA, Latin America, Europe & Eastern Europe, Hong Kong and throughout the Asian region.
Harmonie Aircraft Company Ltd, HongKong is the Aircraft Asset Management and Leasing Arm of Harmonie International LLC. : With decade long experience in the structuring of Aircraft Financing and Operating Lease Solutions, Harmonie Aircraft Company is an Aircraft Asset management Firm with a Bouquet of Regional Jets, Turbo Props and Freighter for Airline Industries Aircraft Dry Lease/ Operating need Solutions. Harmonie Aircraft Co.Ltd owns Brand new of 10- P-750-XSTOL Multi-role Turbo-Prop Aircrafts manufactured by Pacific Aerospace , New Zealand. Also there has been orders for 10 additional for leasing in Indonesia, Korea, Thailand, and India. Also the Asset management company would be adding another 6 Regional Passenger Jets in 2015-2016 from Global manufacturers
As the CEO & President of the Harmonie Aircraft Company, the Asset management Portfolio and overall Aviation related Projects including Aircraft positioning, Aircraft Finance, Aviation Management Aircraft & Airlines Acquisitions etc are managed by undersigned. From May 2015 to Present (8 months) Managing Partner @ Managing Partner and share holder with Benetone Travel Services Co.Ltd , Bangkok, Thailand since its inception in early 2010-2011. Benetone Travel Services ( www.benetonetravel.com) is a Boutique Travel Management, Hospitality and Airlines GSA/ Representative firm based at Sukumvit Soi-4, Bangkok,Thailand and a part of Multi-million Dollar Benetone Films, Thailand, one of the Largest Film Production organization.
As Managing Partner the role lies for entire Profitability, Management and overseeing the function ( being present 15 days in Thailand and rest in India ), extensive Travel across the regions, Managing and channelizing Airline business, Travel, Tour, High End Luxury Travel to Thailand, promoting Golfing, Diving, High end Theme Marriages and actively promoting Medical Tourism to make Thailand the most favored Medical Destination Management firm.
Benetone Travel Services caters to Multi-lingual, Multi faceted, Multi Geographical Lesiure and Corporate Travelers across different geographies for their different needs for Inbound Tourism into Thailand, Cambodia and Laos as well as Catering to Transit and Outbound Tourism from Thailand and adjoining region to India, UAE, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Srilanka, Nepal, United Kingdom, Scandanavian Region. Currently expanding from its GSA Module of 3 Airlines, alongw ith World Only Ultra Luxury Coach service and Ultra Luxury Trains in India, Benetone Travel services is been steered into becoming a very respected and responsible Travel management Organization as a Partner under undersigned's tutelage and careful nurturing From May 2011 to Present (4 years 8 months) Business Head- SAARC and ASEAN Region @ The Global Aircraft Charter Specialists. Chapman Freeborn is the world’s leading air charter service company, with a proven reputation for innovation, expertise and professionalism. Established in 1973, Chapman Freeborn has four decades of experience providing specialized air charter solutions for both passenger and cargo movements. With more than 30 locations strategically located across 6 continents and employing more than 1000 Aviation professionals Globally
Commercial and Business Responsibilities :
Responsible for Turn over profitability for CHAPMAN FREEBORN Air Cargo and Business Jet Charters in SAARC Region and Growing markets of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Srilanka.
Responsible for executing all functions for setting up International Cargo Bases for Large / Wide Body cargo carriers and expanding the markets from Competition in the SAARC and ASEAN Countries Markets
Target for International Ops of Air Charters and all regulatory Framework function for Operations and Regulatory function as Business Development head.
Carries out the relations with all local and International organizations that operate at Airport. Carries out the relations with professional organizations and their members in the sector, represents the company.
Strategy for Global Interlining, SPA and several prorates with Global Carriers and Alliances in many geographies.
All Special projects of setting up Airline/Airline projects Globally and make them SBUs through direct control over such business’s From August 2014 to March 2015 (8 months) Business Head- iNTERNATIONAL oPERATIONS @ Business Head for Air One Aviation Pvt.Ltd, India is an integrated aviation group currently having established as a Non Scheduled Business Jet FBO, based in New Delhi, India with six distinct divisions. The core objective of the group is to promote aviation, tourism, employment and assist in developing new economic centers. Our SBU’s are
> Air One Aviation Charters : This Division uses a large fleet of owned, associated and managed aircraft to offer exclusive charter services.. It holds an Indian AOC and currently has six aircraft in its fleet and expects to add another seven by end of this financial year. It Currently the Airline has acquired a Regional Airline license and wishes to start its Fixed wing scheduled operations from Summer of 2014.
> Air One Cargo services : - International and Domestic Cargo consolidation, Freight forwarding and Aircraft Operations in South East Asia and CIS region. An IATA Accredited Cargo Airline with IATA Numerator – AO-970, Air One Cargo Services wishes to expand its based from new Delhi and Mumbai , India to global destinations thus bridging the Gap between South East Asia to MENA and South American Cargo corridors through Europe
> AirOne PMS (Project Management Services):
> AirOne AMS (Aircraft Management Services):The company does selective aircraft management and currently manage Embraer Lineage 1000 ( 2 No ), Legacy 600 ( 2 No ), Citation XLS and primary focus has been International Chartered operations .
Responsibility would entail :-
> Setting up the Large Virtual Cargo airline with global route contracting and Interlining.
>Controlling the financial programs to provide funding for new or continuing operations to maximise returns on investments, and to increase productivity. , Budgetary functions, Financial statements including P & L.
> Strategy for Global Interlining, SPA and several prorates with Global Carriers and Alliances in many geographies. From June 2013 to July 2014 (1 year 2 months) New Delhi Area, IndiaChief Executive Officer and Executive Director @ Currently on Board as CEO and Executive Director ofBlue Hill group ,the founder of Nilgiris Retail Stores ,an Indian Multi-million conglomerate diversified into several facets of Hospitality,Quick Service Restaurants,Packaged Food exports, Multi-million Food and Beverage and Hospitality chain. Launched Asia’s 1st UltraLuxury Inter city Scheduled Coach service. The Group along with Retail chain stores also owns Qucik service formatted Willie Vanilli, Curry Toast and Mutthu’s restaurants in India and UAE and rapidly expanding in other GCC markets. The Group has also expanded their reach into high end Super Food malls under Branding of Food Circkle and opening in Bangalore, Chennai and UAE .
Asia’s most Premium and only Uber Luxury Coach scheduled Intercity services called OLIVEA ( www.olivea.in ), formerly known as LUXURIA , was conceptualized and started in early 2011 ex-Bangalore ( Southern Hub ) and also ready to start the operations in Northern India, has been rated as the most Innovative start up by PATA, IATO and BusWorld is already an epitome of Luxury which South Asia is yet to experience. As of today OLIVEA operates about 8 Vehicles in Bangalore-Chennai-Mysore-Tirupati sector and would be adding 8 Buses every month for next 24 Months for 4 Hub Operations in South, North, West and East India. The buses ( with chassis of extremely comfortable and jerk-free Multi-Axle ) manufactured by Volvo and Mercedes Benz has been converted and made into dream coaches by DC Designs ( owned by Mr.Dilip Chhabria ) and are sheer luxury to Travel OLIVEA today provides experience in the lines of a Premium Legacy air carrier. Currently expanding One route per forthnight we would be Asia’s one of the Largest Road Travel Premium network system by March 2012. Operating in North and South hubs of Bangalore and New Delhi connecting a series of cities from the Hubs as an ALTERNATE to Airlines.
Also launching a Regional Airline by early 2012. From March 2011 to June 2013 (2 years 4 months) CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER-India @ CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER with JAGSON AIRLINES ( New Delhi,- India, Since November 2009 till Present ) : Jagson Airlines, is India’s First private Passenger airline operator operating in the Indian Tourist sectors with Dornier Aircrafts since 1992. Since November 2009, the Airline had gone into a major expansion planning and starting their Regional Scheduled Airline Operations with more than 3 Bae Avro RJ -85 ( Leased Aircrafts ) , 2 MI-172 Helicopters and 4 Dornier 228/328 fleet, first time in Asia as a Two-Class Regional Budget Airline . The Assignment includes every aspect of Airline operation and Management including Operations, Engineering, revenue ,Aircraft Acquisitions, Governmental Licensing and Policies, Setting of Operations department, Training, negotiations with vendors, GDS and Distribution set-up, Media Management, Strategies for Yield, Fares and Interlining, Manpower planning-identification and induction, setting up stations and strategizing on Marketing and Promotions etc. From November 2009 to September 2011 (1 year 11 months) CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR @ Heading the Airline Operations as Chief Executive Officer& Executive Director, thus CONCEPTUALIZING and MANAGING Airline Operations for MDLR Airlines . Currently Operating with a multiple fleet in Northern and Eastern india, with Rapid expansion plans.Managing Global Charter operations as an ancilliary to regular commercial operations within India:-
= Financial Planning :- Creating and Managing the Business Model
Aircraft Acquisitions :- Controlling and negotiating .
Controlling and Managing regular Operations.
= PR, Marketing, Sales and all Commercial Activities being spearheaded
= Managing government agencies etc
= Manpower Management From November 2006 to October 2009 (3 years) PRESIDENT @ From November 2006 to October 2009 (3 years) SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT-STRATEGY & MKTG @ From February 2006 to December 2006 (11 months) VICE PRESIDENT- INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS @ From October 2001 to September 2006 (5 years) GENERAL MANAGER-SOUTH EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC @ GENERAL MANAGER- South East Asia Region with AIR SAHARA since November 2004. Currently working as the General Manager-South East asia operation with Air Sahara, based out of Singapore.. The job responsibility encompassing overseeing the operations, GSA Sales, Interline agreement, Passenger sales, Marketing, of Air Sahara in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, HongKong, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines,PRC, Burma, Taiwan, Srilanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Australia/New Zealand.
Responsible for setting up the Online stations in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok and HongKong with liaisons with all KLIA,Changi, Bangkok airport authorities, Ministry of Tourism, Civil aviation, Foreign affairs, as well as authorities like CLASS, SATS, MAS, CAAS etc. Setting up GSA operations in all the above countries, setting up Air Sahara sales network, Recruitments of staff, standardization of operations as per ISO norms etc. From December 2001 to May 2006 (4 years 6 months) GENERAL MANAGER-SOUTH EAST ASIA @ From 2001 to 2006 (5 years) FOOD and BEVERAGES MANAGER @ From July 1997 to August 1999 (2 years 2 months) NATIONAL SALES & MARKETING MANAGER @ From 1998 to 1999 (1 year) ASST.SALES MANAGER @ Sales and Marketing activities for Room sales, property sales, resort sales and Food & beverages Sales for Park Group of Hotels, India From June 1995 to June 1997 (2 years 1 month) Kolkata Area, India
KOUSTAV DHAR is skilled in: Regional Airline set-up in South East Asia/ LCC Airlines., Start-up,Turnaround,Change Management expert, Training, Airline Management, Brand Management, Hotel Management, Certified Hotel Administrator, Managing Start-ups, Airport Management, Airport Development, Online Travel, Luxury Brand Marketing, Luxury Lifestyle, Business Travel, Business Transformation