Jacob Hoekstra

In 2003, Jaap took over the executive search firm Kilpatrick™ and built up the business globally to become a leading player in cross border searches, focusing on international searches for both MNC’s and Mid-Caps trying to define key players.

Jaap has built a reputation with both clients and candidates that are based on superior communication and project results that exceed expectations. Working at the highest levels, he has successfully built teams for early-stage clients as well as reinvigorated established organizations with new talent.

Jaap’s specialty is to manage cultural differences aiming at the best possible return on investment for both Company and executive.

Since 2013, Jaap is the Global CEO of Kilpatrick Group SA, which includes: Kilpatrick Executive Search, Kilpatrick Digital, Kilpatrick Solutions, Kilpatrick Aviation and Kilpatrick Bioprogress.


Riccardo Coli

Riccardo brings into Kilpatrick some 15 years of international experience in the aviation and aerospace industry.

Riccardo has actively developed go-to-market strategies for aviation and aerospace enterprises in Europe and Asia, with reference to the following programs: aircraft design, system and parts manufacturing, airport development, airline management, maintenance and training.

Riccardo is involved in creating and handling relations with government and non-government organizations across the globe, in supporting cross-country aviation projects, and supporting organizational decisions.

Riccardo has established and coordinated the Aviation & Aerospace Working Group at the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce, and he is an active Member of the EU-China Aviation Partnership Project, the EU SME Center, the Italian Aerospace Network, and various organizations across to world.

Riccardo possesses a comprehensive knowledge of business development techniques and is able to work with multinationals, state-owned enterprises, and SMEs, at Board’s level.

Riccardo is the Director of Kilpatrick Aviation.


Pattie Zourzouki

Pattie is an accomplished and internationally-experienced Sales & Business Development Executive from within the global travel and aviation sector, with +20 years’ in Tier1 organizations.

Pattie has built her industry reputation in multiple customer-facing roles and has delivered value in high-profile projects involving cross-team collaboration, competitive timelines and exposure to senior sponsors.

Pattie’s ability to combine international business knowledge with market trends, results in generating opportunities for commercial growth, high-value sales leads and operational improvements.

Pattie is a thought leader and creative business thinker, driving her teams to excel and exceed customer expectations.

Pattie is managing Kilpatrick Aviation in the Middle East.


Ipek Ulkeroglu

Ipek brings in the company her 15 years of marketing experience in finance she gained at international banks like HSBC and Fortis.

Since 2015, Ipek keeps Talented Candidates and Notable Companies connected under the umbrella of Kilpatrick, as the Head of Kilpatrick Turkey.

Ipek, an expert in international finance, marketing, and executive search, graduated from American Academy in Istanbul, Turkey, earned a BA degree in Economics at Istanbul University.

Ipek also has a two-year degree in Interior Design and Architecture.

Ipek is managing Kilpatrick Aviation in Eurasia.


Sotiris Karagiozidis

Sotiris joined Kilpatrick in 2015 as Country Manager in Romania, coordinating also Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece.

He started his career in 1990’s, and has covered roles in L’Oreal Greece, Ing, Nestle and Castrol.

In 2000 moved to consulting as a trainer with Response Intl, such as in 2001 to take the challenge of becoming the General Manager of Response in Romania, establishing the local office from scratch, leading the expansion of the company to Bulgaria and the inclusion of the executive search division under the Stanton Chase brand.

By the end of 2006, he decided to establish his own business in Bucharest, focusing on recruiting, executive search, training and business events organization. He is certified assessor of A@DC UK and Hogan assessment systems.

Sotiris is a team member of Kilpatrick Aviation in Greece.


Gina Dobric

Gina is a senior professional with 20+ years of experience, out of which 14 years in human resources services. Before joining Kilpatrick in 2016, Gina worked in HR consultancy, specializing in search services for senior management, assessment & development centers, customized HR consultancy programs, EU-financed projects.

She bases her approach on her top management experience with a leading FMCG multinational company.

Her sectorial expertise covers FMCG, logistics, professional services, healthcare & life-sciences and industrial firms (transportation, infrastructure, energy, equipment, construction and building materials).

Gina has a degree from University of Bucharest and is certified assessor of A&DC UK and Thomas International.

Gina is a team member of Kilpatrick Aviation in Romania.


Irina Anghel

Irina has more than 13 years’ experience on international projects in HR and consultancy, acquired in several countries: UK, France, Spain, Malaysia, Morocco, Romania.

She is a MSc graduate in HR Management and has a proven track record of success in recruitment, executive search, talent acquisition strategies, training & business development.

She managed to hire or place top-level talents in many countries worldwide and developed a strong multi-cultural sensitivity and understanding.

Irina has built a strong network of contacts worldwide in a few industries so far, including: aviation, oil & gas, automotive, IT, banking/ financial, construction & engineering. She was also involved in organizing massive recruitment campaigns in the Middle East countries for senior specialists in the energy sector.

Irina is a team member of Kilpatrick Aviation in Asia and MENA regions.


Luis Centeno

Luis is a young and aviation passionate who has proved in his career that the sky is the limit for him. Coming from a pilot and flight attendants family background, he developed a fond interest for the aviation sector and because of it, he started his professional career as a Recruiter for Lufthansa Group in Mexico.

During his tenure in Lufthansa, Luis was able to learn from the company´s different business segments, including: Catering (LSG Sky Chefs), Logistics (Lufthansa Cargo) and MRO services (Lufthansa Technik). This helped him to become a complete aviation professional savvy with true in-depth knowledge of the industry.

Originally from Mexico, Luis has been able to develop an international business perspective thanks to his experience of having had lived in 3 different continents and worked for multinational corporations from the automotive, tourism and aviation sectors.

Throughout his career, Luis has been part of the entire recruitment process, having had found hidden talent and keeping a strong record of customer satisfaction. Thanks to his “client first” oriented mindset, he has developed strong relationships with important figures from the industry within the European and American market.


Chris Tobit

Chris has over 30 years of experience in South & Central Asian markets, in diverse fields – telecom, office automation and imaging products, international trade and hospitality.

Chris has 16 years of extensive telecom experience with the global telecom giant, Bharti Airtel, where he has held numerous leadership positions at local and International levels.

Chris has also previously held leadership roles with Ricoh and Xerox, and spent time in regional countries at business head level.

Chris is managing Kilpatrick Aviation in Central Asia.


Linda Joseph

Linda is a seasoned professional with over 15 years of recruitment experience in India and rest of APAC markets. She has worked with global organizations to define and address critical leadership challenges which make key business impact.

Linda has excellent network in the region and been successful in building strong relationships, acting as a trusted advisor to her clients and candidates.

Linda also has in-depth understanding of a range of sectors including FMCG, FMCD, Retail, Aviation, Real Estate, Media and Healthcare.

Linda has worked extensively and led several senior leadership searches.

Linda is a team member of Kilpatrick Aviation in Central Asia.


Neha Sutar

Neha is an Executive Search professional with varied experience across geographies and industries. She has worked with global clients to help hire the best talent available in the market.

She is well networked within the industry and builds strong relationships both with clients and candidates.

Neha brings with her the experience gained from Antal International and Aviva plc. She holds an MBA degree and is specialized in Marketing and Finance.

Neha is a team member of Kilpatrick Aviation in Central Asia.


Mark Geary

Mark is the owner and Chief Executive Officer of Asianet Consultants, founded in 1988, and one of Asia Pac’s longest established executive search firms.

He was also the founder and the Immediate Past President of the International Executive Search Federation, the worlds largest federation of privately owned executive search firms.

His extensive experience extends throughout the international arena, particularly in the USA, Europe and Asia Pacific regions. He has lived and worked in UK, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia and Thailand. His knowledge of the Asia markets and wide network of international contacts gives him a sound understanding of different cultures, customs and industry sectors.

Asianet is the Asia Pacific Partner of Kilpatrick Group and responsible for the management of Kilpatrick Aviation for the Region.


Michael Lee

Michael is a Managing Director of Asianet Consultants (HK) Ltd. a long-term partner of Kilpatrick.

Michael specializes in C-level leadership search and strategic talent acquisition for the high-tech manufacturing, automotive and supply chain industry having served various Global Multinational firms in the Asian region.

Originally from Korea, Michael has worked in USA, Korea & Hong Kong and speaks Cantonese, Korean & English. He holds a double Major Degree in Business Administration in Marketing and Management of Organization from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).

Prior to joining Asianet Consultants (HK) Ltd., he worked in a boutique executive search firm setting up the automotive division and assisting with the FMCG industry in the Asia Pacific Region.

Michael is a member of various chambers in the Asian region, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK), and the China Supply Chain Council.

Michael is a member of the Institute of Directors in HK.  He is a committee member of the strategic relations and a judge at the Supply Chain Asia Forum Award. He is a member of the Aviation & Aerospace Working Group at the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce.

Asianet is the Asia Pacific Partner of Kilpatrick Group and responsible for the management of Kilpatrick Aviation for the Region.



Doug Kuelpman

Doug has a passion for aviation and a dynamic blend of business savvy and interpersonal skills. Throughout his career, Doug has utilized his strategic abilities and keen understanding of people to distill complex objectives into measurable goals and results.
Doug is the Managing Director of ADK International . As a founder and President of ADK Consulting & Executive Search in the USA in 2003, Doug’s company has grown to be the largest executive search firm in the airport management industry.

True in-depth knowledge of an industry vertical, being connected to the most talented people in that industry and the capability to serve our clients globally….
Doug’s 40 year aviation career is multi-faceted, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regional office in Seattle, WA, Evergreen International Airlines in McMinnville, OR, Tracor Aviation, Santa Barbara, CA and UPS Airlines in Louisville, KY. Doug was on the Executive Staff at UPS where he helped support the UPS Airline start-up team, the Airport Properties Group and the International Public Affairs / Public Relations Group.
His wide experience makes him a perfect peer to discuss your HR challenges next to Airport also in Logistics, Manufacturing , Energy or Infra Structure.

Doug’s major responsibility for ADK International includes Client Relationships, Business Development, and coordinate the Project Management deciding what team can deliver the best results to our clients.