Jeremy Akel is Executive Vice President, Commercial Leader for Milestone Aviation, responsible for global sales and business development.
Prior to joining Milestone in 2018, Jeremy gained over 20 years’ experience in the aviation industry, fourteen of which were focused on the rotorcraft sector. He most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer at Bristow Group, the largest global helicopter operator. In this role, he championed operations transformation that achieved step change improvements in operational performance through fleet modernization and simplification, operational standardization, and the creation of real time operations control.
Prior to Bristow, Jeremy worked as a management consultant to the aviation and financial industries where he managed projects for international clients on a variety of transactions, fleet plans, and strategy road maps including a $1 billion restructuring effort for an airline. Jeremy started his career in aviation as an accident investigator with National Transportation Safety Board where he was responsible for generating safety recommendations from the analysis of Flight Recorder Data in support of over 40 global accident investigations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University.