ZOTUS AIRLINES

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WHY ZOTUS AIRLINES LTD?

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WHAT WE DO

Zotus Airlines develops creative, pragmatic, and lucrative airline solutions with a focus on creating shareholder value and long-term economic viability.

Zotus Airlines has extensive, rich experience in the industry, and is a reputable company with excellent relationships with leasing companies and financiers in North America, Europe and Asia.

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We assess, analyse, and deliver using a collaborative method, then utilise our knowledge and best practises to offer tactics and strategies for resolving the major challenges, taking responsibility for the execution.

Zotus Airlines is a 100% owned subsidiary of Zotus Group LLP established in the United Kingdom, with an experienced board of directors and management team with hands on expertise creating and delivering complicated airline and aviation industry projects all over the world.
Daflo Jets a Manchester based Private Jets Charter company, proudly raises the bar and exceeds the standard for luxury and corporate private jet charter services. We pride ourselves on offering a professional and personalised service which makes us a leading Private Jet Charter company in Europe and beyond.

The Team

Chairman & Cofounder

Emile Heskey

CEO & Cofounder

Dave Simango

Head of Aviaion

Hitesh Patel

Head of Comms

Alex Rayner

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dr Uday Nayak

EXPERTS IN AIRLINE AND AVIATION TRANSFORMATION

Our customer focus, network, knowledge and expertise provide value to investors and shareholders as we create and implement innovative changes in the industry.

Our Partners

Emile Heskey

CO FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN

Emile is a football icon turned formidable entrepreneur, boasting an impressive portfolio across the humanitarian development, sports consultancy and real estate investment sectors. His sharp rise in business, which includes as Chairman of Zotus Group, Senior Vice-President of Genoil, and Co-Founder of Player 4 Player alongside a consortium of distinguished former players, has not gone unnoticed with the former Liverpool and Leicester talisman. Emile brings to Zotus an astute commercial intelligence and a wealth of impressive contacts around the world, including with senior Government officials across Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. Motivated by a sincere passion for positive change, Emile places an ethos of fair and equal opportunities for all at the heart of everything he does. Particularly passionate about giving back to the beautiful game, Emile now applies his high-performance mindset as Coach and Ambassador for the rising Leicester City Women’s Football Team. His acclaimed 18-year career includes over 500 Premier League appearances, alongside a UEFA Cup, UEFA Super Cup and FA Cup to headline his domestic honours. Emile made 62 appearances for England, including at FIFA World Cup 2002, UEFA Euro 2004 and FIFA World Cup 2010, making him one of the top 40 most capped English players of all-time.

Davison Simango

Co founder & CEO

Davidson is a Manchester based Entrepreneur. A present-day renaissance man who has proficiency in Business, Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy. Turned his passion for aeroplanes into a lucrative private jets charter business DafloJets.com With his background in music, event management and promotion he had the capability to captivate an audience and add the perfect nuances to make an event flourish. Mr. Simango went on to work with an array of artists as a promoter. One of which was former professional boxing legend Floyd Mayweather. Mr. Simango is driven to mitigate the suffering of those who are impoverished on a global scale by providing essential necessities and valuable resources. Davidson has witnessed first-hand the conditions of underdeveloped countries through his childhood and is invested in transforming the lives of individuals and families in need. He empathizes with individuals who may endure hardship. In the larger scheme of things, he believes that his patience, tenacity, prayer & fasting, determination and having a vision has allowed him to persevere. He desires to inspire and motivate people to reach their full potential in life. His true passion is creating a lasting change in the lives of individuals who are underprivileged.

Hassan Alfadli

NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Hitesh Patel Joins the Zotus Board as Head of Aviation. Through a stellar record in the administration of P&L aspects, derivation and execution of MM$ budgets, and oversight of mergers & acquisitions – Hitesh is regarded as a visionary in large-scale start up efforts and global leader within the aviation industry. His expertise extends to operational management, fiscal planning, business development, management of fleets, and marketing & sales. Throughout his career, Hitesh has received recognition for his thoughtful leadership & refined decision-making in the development of teams across the world with proven success in bringing meaningful change across integral operational domains.

Founding Technical Director JetBlue Airways, COO Kingfisher Airways and CEO Veling Aviation(lessor). Hitesh Patel is the Founder / Principal of Blu3Aero consultancy, it’s a boutique aviation consulting firm that is highly experienced and proudly independent. He brings deep domain expertise and hands-on collaboration to clients across commercial, financial and technical disciplines. His global footprint and relationship network span the aviation industry. Hitesh is a strategic and proactive leader with over 30 years of experience in building and directing globally renowned organizations through the implementation of self-derived strategies to ensure consistent growth and long-term fiscal success.

As a promising and talented aeronautic-focused engineer with Continental Airlines at the beginning of his career, he was selected as the Director of Technical Operations at JetBlue Airways in New York at the inception of this now successful airline. In 2004, Hitesh was recruited to lead the operations and launch of Kingfisher Airlines in India as Executve Vice President. In 2013, Veling Aircraft Leasing in Mauritius selected Hitesh as Chief Executve Officer where he played a pivotal role in the reinforcement of company architecture, the development and implementation of novel policies, and the mentorship of the Veling team in preparation for future expansion.

 

Hitesh has an MBA from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Alex Rayner

HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS

Alex Rayner has been with The Zotus Group since 2019.  Alex co-founded the Agency Captive Minds Communications before taking a shareholder role to enable him to focus on other projects.  A veteran of the media industry, Alex has worked with some of the most adventuruous global brands including, Virgin, Artemis, Willis and William Grand & Sons.  Educated at Eton, Alex is currently working on the Government Taskforce for Post-Covid Economic Recovery.  Alex leads communications strategy for the Zotus Group and enjoys creating highly immersive and relevant data driven campaigns.
 

Hassan Alfadli

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dr Uday is the quintessential entrepreneur with varied experience in banking and aviation. A true team builder, he co-founded the Veling Group in 2002, and successfully led Veling into various unchartered territories. This included aircraft leasing, arranging JOLCO’s, and Sale and Leasebacks on its first A380 – in essence he was the engine that powered the Company. He brings his wealth of experience to Zotus Airlines which he intends to nurture along with his capable team. Uday is an alumnus of Harvard Business School. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Bolton for his contributions to philanthropy and aviation. Uday also sits on the Board of Governors at the University of Bolton Political and economic.‎