Judging Panel

An independent panel of recognised and expert judges, drawn from academia, business and broader related sectors will determine the winners of the Aviation Industry Awards.

Our focus is to deliver a balanced judging assessment from industry leaders who will bring their extensive knowledge, enthusiasm and expertise to the judging process ensuring that the winning entries are truly outstanding and worthy of receiving a trophy.

The panel is carefully selected to ensure the Awards judging process is fair and objective. The judges are bound by a strict confidentiality agreement and are required to declare any conflict of interest in entries over which they deliberate, in which case that entry will be reallocated. The integrity of this process lies at the very heart of all that we do.

A comprehensive judging process has been developed to decide the winners of the Aviation Industry Awards:

If you are interested in joining the judging panel, please email your details to our team: judges@businessriver.com

2024 Judging Panel

Viktoriia Ivannikova (Judging Coordinator)

Assistant Professor in Aviation Management, Dublin City University

Dr Viktoriia Ivannikova is an Assistant Professor in Aviation Management at DCU Business School with an extensive teaching and research experience in aviation operations. She is also an External Examiner for MSc in Airport Planning and Management at Cranfield University in UK. VIEW MORE

Chris Brown

Partner, KPMG

Chris leads KPMG’s Strategy & Commercial Due Diligence practice, with a personal focus on aviation, avtech, tech and data centres. VIEW MORE

Kyriakos Kourousis

Associate Professor, University of Limerick

Dr Kyriakos I. Kourousis is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Limerick. He has expertise in airworthiness, aircraft systems, metal plasticity and additive manufacturing. He is a Chartered Engineer (UK) and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. VIEW MORE