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With the commercial aviation market finally turning a corner, the recovery of Asia Pacific region is accelerating to keep pace with strong demand. As such, Aviation Week Network’s 2023 Forecast indicates a 3.5% compound annual fleet growth rate over the next 10 years, with the global commercial aftermarket expected to grow to USD113 billion in 2032.
Our annual gathering convenes the region’s senior aerospace and aviation executives, key stakeholders, government officials and academics for an executive panel discussion and MRO Awards dinner.
Welcome to the MRO Asia-Pacific Awards, where we recognize and celebrate the extraordinary work of MROs and industry professionals who go above and beyond to make the community soar! Join us as we come together to honor outstanding individuals and organizations that have displayed exceptional performance, innovation, and superior service. This is a chance to applaud the extraordinary work undertaken by MROs and all those who make this industry thrive.
Dr Jamie Ng is a Senior Scientist and Division Head (Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering) at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR, Singapore. She oversees projects in AI, visual and data analytics, automation, connectivity and cybersecurity in manufacturing and aerospace; She is the Programme Lead for Smart Automated Aircraft Visual Inspection System (SAAVIS) looking into the automation of defect detection in airframes. Concurrently, she leads the Human Factors and Visual Interface group at I2R’s Visual Intelligence department. Her research interests includes AI, augmented reality and automation to enhance human visual processes in aerospace and built-environment.
Dr Ng served as an associate chair for the ACM SIGCHI Paper and Notes programme committee in User Experience and Usability and was part of the 7th management committee for the ACM SIGGRAPH Singapore Chapter. She publishes in ACM SIGCHI, ACM SIGGRAPH, ACM Multimedia, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society as well as IEEE’s International Symposium of Mixed and Augmented Reality. She holds several patents and is a recipient of the Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors’ Award. Jamie received her PhD in Human Factors Engineering, MSc in Smart Product Design and BEng in Mechanical Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Singapore.
Torbjorn Karlsson is a Senior Client Partner in Korn Ferry Singapore office/Asia Pacific Headquarters where he is a member of the Firm’s Global Industrial Market.
Mr. Karlsson specializes in advising C-Suites and Boards within the industrial sector on how to build highly effective organizations and executive teams.
For the last 30 years he has lived and worked across multiple locations in Asia Pacific and brings a proven track record in assembling high performing teams, as anexecutive recruiter, advisor and as a senior leader; particularly in the manufacturing, automotive, aerospace and aviation and commercial functions.
Mr. Karlsson's broad experience in the region spans consulting, sales and marketing, infrastructure projects as well as procurement. With hands on experience from developing new markets and business opportunities in both established and emerging markets he brings an in depth understanding on how to assist companies in strengthening their commercial activities while building a solid operational foundation for a high growth environment. He is especially passionate about developing ASEAN as a strategic market.
Mr. Karlsson has built leadership teams in some of Asia Pacific's top multinational companies, as well as privately held and private equity owned operating companies. His placements include CEOs, presidents, general managers as well as talent in sales and marketing, finance, operations, services, research and development, procurement and supply chain management. He has also placed senior executives across Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East/Gulf States in start up LCCs, full service Airlines, Regional/Commuter operators as well as at MROs, OEMs and industry service providers.
Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Mr. Karlsson was VP Sales, APAC for Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. Earlier, he was a managing partner in another global search firm, and the regional leader of their Industrial Practice in Asia Pacific. Prior to his search career Mr. Karlsson was based in Jakarta, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore in various leadership positions at Saab Aircraft, Rockwell Collins, Cathay Pacific Airways and Honeywell Aerospace.
Mr. Karlsson studied mechanical engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden and also earned an MBA. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.