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John T. G. Nielsen
John T. G. Nielsen
Founder & Managing Director

The founder of The Airline Reviewer has spent 35 years working in luxury hospitality and four years in hospitality education in China & Australia. John created The Airline Reviewer after a few challenging flights and little after-service! Has lived & worked on three continents, growing up in Denmark, but is now based with his family in Melbourne, Australia.

Alex S. Balkin
Alex S. Balkin
Vice President Europe & Americas

A true European, growing up on the island of Madeira, son of a Swedish mother and British father, Alex now resides in Paris, working since 2003 in the travel industry, founding the local travel & life-style app Mesmo. Alex gained his BA in Manchester, and then lived in Madrid for 10 years, working with leading travel brands before moving to Paris in 2012.

Pradeep Sangatramani
Pradeep Sangatramani
Vice President of Technology

A well-travelled native Indian with an Engineering & MBA degree. A former ING General Manager, until returning to India to be Managing Partner of V2R Solutions.

Julian M Balkin
Julian M Balkin
Chief Editor of The Airline Reviewer

Based on the island of Paradise, Madeira, Julian, a language graduate from Manchester, has lived in the “Garden of the Atlantic” since 1966, founded Madeira Tourist Radio and, since 2000, the www.holidaymaps.com business.