OAG Strengthens Leadership Team with New Chief Product Officer

Flight information leader continues to advance technology and product innovation capabilities

SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#OAG--OAG, the global leader in flight information, is expanding its leadership team with the addition of Vipul Nakum as Chief Product Officer. The appointment represents another significant investment by OAG in product strategy, innovation and growth.

“Consolidation, technology disruption and rapidly-changing traveler expectations have created an unprecedented period of opportunity and change in the global aviation and travel market,” said Phil Callow, CEO of OAG. “The addition of Vipul – an incredibly talented and successful technology and business leader – enables us to capitalize on this opportunity even further. His entrepreneurial approach has delivered industry-leading results across a number information businesses and underlines our focus on adding new capabilities that increase the value we provide to our customers and partners.”

Nakum has over 25 years experience creating value for B2B information, analytics and media businesses. He advised private and PE-backed companies on their product and M&A. Nakum was Head of Product Development at Reed Business Information and held senior positions at D&B, Morningstar and S&P Global.

As CPO, Nakum will oversee product strategy, vision and innovation. He is responsible for new solution development and continuous improvement to OAG’s existing product lines.

“OAG has experienced impressive growth and incredible demand across the aviation and technology markets – it’s an incredibly exciting time to join the team,” said Nakum, who will also be appointed to OAG’s board. “The opportunity to build upon the company’s existing leadership position and play a key role in OAG’s next phase of growth was very attractive.”

About OAG

OAG is the leading global provider of digital flight information and provides accurate, timely and actionable information and applications across the travel sector to the world’s airlines, airports, government agencies, aircraft manufacturers, consultancies and travel related companies.

OAG has the world’s largest network of air travel data, including the definitive schedules database of more than 900 airlines and over 4,000 airports. With the most extensive flight status information database in the market, OAG handles more than 54 million records of flight status updates per year, processes 1.4 billion requests and continues to deliver in excess of 35 million dynamic flight status updates daily.

For more information, visit: www.oag.com and follow us on Twitter @OAG Aviation.


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Collinear Announces Additions to its Senior Leadership Team and the Opening of a New Asia Pacific Regional Office in Singapore

Executive Level Appointments Further Boost Ramp Up to Global Product Launch

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Collinear, developer of ultra-high capacity over-the-air connectivity solutions for transforming network communications, today announced recent key additions to its senior leadership team, and the opening of its first international office in Singapore, key milestones as the company prepares to launch its first product, the Alex 1.0 Hybrid solution.

Further bolstering Collinear’s growth in the global marketplace, the company, which was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Silicon Valley, has hired Reza Norouzian as Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Development. A proven entrepreneur, Norouzian has built four consecutive ventures and led each to significant revenue and gross margins, resulting in profitable exits. Norouzian began his career as a VLSI development engineer at General Instruments and brings to Collinear a robust history of start-up success and targeted business development.

“Our team inherently understands the Asian Pacific region’s surging mobile data growth challenge and immediate need for a technology that increases network capacity to meet demand,” said Reza Norouzian. “We also understand that our technology solution meets the needs of customers in the Asia Pacific region as well as customer’s needs across the globe.”

In addition, Collinear has appointed Richard Jeffares as Regional Managing Director for Asia Pacific. Jeffares brings 25 years of mobile and fixed network infrastructure knowledge to Collinear, as well as an in-depth background in business intelligence across the banking, media and Internet sectors. Prior to Collinear, Richard was Chief Operating Officer at Ultrafast Fiber in New Zealand, and Chief Technology Officer at UK Broadband in London where his team led testing between 2.xGHz and 3.xGhz devices. Jeffares was also Chief Technology Officer at Freedom4 Plc where he undertook extensive TD-LTE field trials, assisting with standards development and ultimately proving much of the 4G enhanced packet core traffic engineering now operational within LTE.

In his role, Jeffares will oversee Collinear’s new office in Singapore, which will serve as a key business center for overseeing all commercial contracts and business operations. The office will also provide technical support, and enable its team to deliver a superior customer experience across multiple time zones within the APAC region.

“Over the past three months, Collinear has undertaken an extensive review of potential cities in search of a suitable regional headquarters location,” said Jeffares “Our final decision to select Singapore was based on its accessible, skilled workforce, and the Singapore Media and Communications regulatory body’s proactive action in promoting new use cases and technologies such as 5G and mmWave.”


Founded in 2014, Collinear is pioneering next generation, ultra-high capacity, over-the-air connectivity solutions for global communication networks. Collinear has been working with Lockheed Martin Space under an exclusive licensing and development agreement, entered in June 2014, to commercialize a hybrid point-to-point over-the-air transmission product developed by Lockheed Martin Space that incorporates innovative Free Space Optical (FSO) and E-Band RF technology. Initial customer trials of the company’s first technology solution, Alex 1.0, commenced in the fourth quarter of 2017, with an expected release date of early 2018. The company is based in Silicon Valley, California (in Santa Clara), with an office in Singapore. For more information, please visit collinear.com.


For more information, or to speak with an executive from Collinear, please contact Wendy Simmons (wendy.simmons@collinear.com) or Amie Morgenroth (amie.morgenroth@collinear.com) at +1.408.745.9002 (mobile), or +1.408.406.6552 (mobile).


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