Conference Timing: 10.00hrs – 16.00hrs (25th of May 2016) 10.00hrs – 14.00hrs (26th of May 2016) Registration Timing: 09.00hrs – 10.00hrs (both days)

Group Chief Procurement Officer
National Air Services(NAS)

Jayakrishnan (or Jay as he is known) has over 27 years of cross functional experience in the field of Sourcing, Procurement, Commercial contracting, Negotiations, Program and Project management, across multiple industry sectors like Aerospace (Space & Defense), IT (across all verticals and LOBs) and Aviation both in the Government and Private MNCs across multiple geographies.

Jay’s academic background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Production Engineering, Post graduate diploma in Business Administration and a Master’sdegree in Aerospace Engineering from IIT, Bombay.

Jay started his career as a Scientist with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and has held various positions in the Indian Government namely, Deputy Project Director for India’s fighter aircraft program, the LCA and Project Director for the Indian Airship Program. After a 16 year stint with Space & Defense in the Government, Jay moved to IBM to head Global Business Development & Contracts for South Asia and subsequently to Logica as their Commercial Director and Vice President for Aerospace for Asia, before heading a Global role as Director for Commercial Shared services.

Currently, Jay is the Group Chief Procurement Officer (Group CPO) with a large aviation group, NAS (National Air Services)Holding in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. NAS Holding in addition to its airline “flynas”, has a large private aviation company - NASJet, an aircraft MRO – NASTech and Hajj &Umrah charter services (flynas Hajj &Umrah).