Hong Kong-based consulting company Asian Sky Group (ASG) has promoted Nadav Kessler to managing director. The company has also hired Tan Rayman as managing director of Asian Sky Media.
Kessler has worked for ASG for 10 years, and will assume the leadership of Asian Sky Group, with responsibility for its transactional business, market research, consulting and charter services. A familiar face to all associated with the company, he joined shortly after its foundation in 2012. Since then he has increasingly taken on more managerial roles, while retaining his main responsibility for developing and growing the company's aircraft transaction and consultancy business units. These include his initiation and supervision of aviation transactions, business aviation advisory and consultancy projects for a vast range of business jet and rotary operations and for a diverse range of corporations, financial institutions, private owners and government entities throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
He says: “Asian Sky Group has gone through an impressive transformation over the years, and I'm very proud of being a meaningful part of that process. Never a dull moment, and the past two years have been no less than profound for the company and its business. We are now strongly poised for continued growth and new achievements.”
ASG chairman Wu Zhendong adds: “Nadav has been a bedrock for our business over the past decade. He's been a great leader and has performed well despite challenging conditions over the past two years, deftly managing his team at the same time, so I know ASG is in the best possible hands."
Newcomer Rahman will assume the leadership of Asian Sky Media, the group's aviation intelligence, marketing and events company, with responsibility for all its services including publications, media platforms, conferences and trade shows, both in-person and virtual.
Current CEO and owner Jeffrey C Lowe will remain a director and work with both over the coming months to assure a seamless succession, then relocate to Toronto in the summer where he will continue to represent ASG, Asian Sky Media and work on some key initiatives for both companies.
Zhendong concludes: “In 2020 I said ASG came through with one of its best years. I'm extremely pleased to report now that 2021 was a record year, with all our business units contributing positively to the bottom line. Our income nearly tripled as a result of increased revenues and, in particular, due to us further adapting our mode of operations to the challenging times we are all continuing to experience. This sets us up perfectly for continued success in 2022 and gives our incoming managing directors firm ground for future executions. The board and I look forward to working with them both.”