World’s leading provider of drone-based inspection and data services to the industrial inspection market
Sky-Futures enables Enterprise to perform safe and cost-effective drone inspections of a variety of vertical infrastructures, including but not limited to the following industries: Oil and Gas; Renewables; Utilities; Telecoms; Bridges; and Engineering.
Meet The Leadership Team
Head of Operations - USA
Omar leads the US Operations team delivering our managed service across various industries in the United States. Working closely with Sky-Futures UK personnel, he has helped develop and implement the same high standards of service, training, and R&D that Sky-Futures delivers around the globe. With a background in oil & gas as well as being an FAA certified Private Pilot, Omar was uniquely positioned to join the Sky-Futures team in 2015 and deliver services both on and offshore – including many industry firsts, such as the first drone inspection in the Gulf of Mexico under an FAA 333 Exemption. Omar continues to manage and update the procedures and standards for the US market as well as monitoring regulations, training, and the Sky-Futures Pilot Network.
Head of Sales Oil & Gas
Suzanne is the Head of Sales oil and gas for Sky-Futures. She is responsible for understanding and developing the oil and gas market, finding new opportunities, onboarding new customers and working with existing customers to manage our relationship. Working with our Head of Sales, Nick, she helps execute the sales strategy for the oil and gas market as well as supporting Nick with identifying new growth opportunities. Suzanne ensures we understand the client’s inspection and surveying requirements enabling us to provide the correct drone-based inspection technologies for each scenario. Suzanne joins Sky-futures with over 10 years’ experience in oil and gas Business Development and Account Management with roles focused on both UK and international customers.
Managing Director, Sky-Futures Malaysia
Wijnand leads the development of Sky-Futures business in Southeast Asia through the Sky-Futures Malaysia Franchise. He is a highly experienced senior executive who has worked in Aviation, Oil & Gas and Petrochemical industries. His experience of more than thirty years covers both operations (Maintenance, Inspections, Asset Management, Flight Operations) and business management. His network ranges from Europe and the Middle East to Southeast Asia and North America. Wijnand is regarded as a dealmaker, resilient with an acute ability for attaining results. A strategic thinker, who quickly understands how seemingly very different elements can be brought together into game-changing solutions and who understands what it takes to get there.
CEO, Sky-Futures Malaysia
Riezal represents the interests of the Essem Group, the holder of the Sky-Futures franchise in Malaysia, and together with Wijnand, helps to chart the development of the Sky-Futures brand in Malaysia and South-East Asia. With over 12 years in the corporate and finance industry in the UK and Malaysia, he brings with him a wealth of experience in managing and developing new investments and exploring new horizons. Backed by the Essem Group, which has over 30 years’ experience in the oil & gas and maritime sector and also active in the energy and utilities sector, Riezal helps to integrate the Group’s resources to spur the development of Sky Futures Malaysia as an extension of the global Sky-Futures brand whilst at the same time developing its local capabilities and relationships.