Our team is comprised of professionals with years of experience the aviation and tourism industries. They are based throughout Europe, Russia and the CIS.
Oksana Mottershead - Managing Director
Oksana Mottershead is the Managing Director of OKCIS. Oksana has a BA in Business Economics and an MA in Finance and Management from Kiev National Economics University.
In 2004, after working for the World Bank and the Jordanian Consulate in Kiev, Oksana moved to the UK. Oksana joined the Route Development Group Ltd in 2007, an aviation event and consultancy company, and was promoted to Director Russia & CIS.
While at the Route Development Group she greatly increased business from Eastern Europe and Russia. In 2010 Oksana was also instrumental in delivering the company’s first regional event in the CIS region.
Oksana established OKCIS in 2011 following the sale of the Route Development Group (Routes/ASM) to UBM.
Michael Kyriakides - Finance Director
Michael Kyriakides is the Finance Director of OKCIS. He is a Chartered Accountant who initially worked as an auditor at BDO Stoy Hayward and since leaving practice, has set up his own accountancy business providing financial and taxation support for over 10 years. Michael has worked in both the aviation and travel industry, working with companies such as Excel Airways Plc, and specialises in due diligence and taxation of business sales and re-organisations.
Charlotte Smith - Business Development Manager
Having graduated from Manchester University with MA degree, Charlotte has joined OKCIS in 2011 primarily being responsible for identifying new business opportunities, lead generation and customer service.
Charlotte has an eye for detail and exceptional organizational skills, especially in strategic planning and follow ups to ensure the smooth running of the business.
Charlotte mainly works to achieve long-term goals, negotiating new business contacts and maintaining relationships with existing clients to provide win win solutions.
Svetlana Latkina - Commercial Director
Svetlana Latkina is the Commercial Director of OKCIS. Svetlana has an MA in Finance and Economics.
Svetlana brings years of business experience to OKCIS. Before joining the company she held a number of different roles within finance and marketing departments of upmarket restaurants, hotels, and events companies.
She has a real passion for working with clients and is passionate about working in a constantly changing environment.
Pedro Garcia - ISAGO Consultant
Pedro Garcia is the ISAGO Consultant of OKCIS. He has over 20 years of experience in a wide range of roles in the aviation industry in Europe and the Middle East. Pedro specialises in safety and security, holding internationally recognised accreditations such as ISAGO Auditor (IATA), DGR (CAA), and Aviation Security Manager (DFT).
His ‘hands-on’ experience is an asset in understanding the client’s point of view and finding the best way to implement changes or new procedures required for the success of their projects.
Valeriy Grigoriev - Regional Consultant Russia and the CIS
Valeriy Grigoriev is the Regional Consultant Russia and the CIS of OKCIS. He has Master’s degree in law from Perm State University and a higher military education from the Zhukov Military Command Academy of Air Defence and the Stavropol Higher Military Aviation School.
Before joining OKCIS, Valeriy gained over 40 years of experience in aviation and was most recently the CEO of one of the largest regional airports in Russia. He brings to the company extensive knowledge of the region and professional experience of the aviation industry.
Chris Donlon - Aviation Marketing and Route Development Consultant
Chris Donlon is the Aviation Marketing and Route Development Consultant of OKCIS and the Managing Director of DADS Ltd. He offers bespoke analytical and consulting services to the aviation industry. Chris is an air service development specialist with 15 years of experience in the field. Over the years he has had the privilege of working with a global blue chip companies and their associated stakeholders to develop their businesses.
His areas of expertise include business strategy development and implementation, airport transaction work (with a focus on long term traffic forecasting), route business case development and client representation, market analysis, and training.
Chris has a Masters in Air Transport Management from Cranfield University and a degree in Mechanical Engineering from UMIST. Prior to working in civil aviation, Chris was an officer in the Royal Air Force and then worked as a project manager for a global management consultancy.
Outside of work Chris enjoys karate, Pilates and watching his sons play rugby.
Yuliya Orlenko - Sales Manager
Yuliya Orlenko is the Sales Manager of OKCIS. Yuliya has MA in Project Management from the St. Petersburg University of Humanities and Social Sciences and MA in Art from Paris-Sorbonne University. Yuliya enjoys challenge and has the drive and energy necessary to see complex projects through to completion, guiding teams and clients through the entire lifecycle process.