Dr Cristiano Ratti

Head of Research and Founder

With years of experience in both the media/publishing and academic worlds, Cris is POP's main analyst and academic researcher


Cris Ratti

With years of experience in both the media/publishing and academic worlds, Cris is POP's main analyst and academic researcher

Cris gained batchelors’ degrees from both Southampton (BSc Hons Biology) and London (BA History of Art and Architecture) universities and a research doctorate (DPhil Architecture) from Sussex University.

Since 1989 he has also worked in publishing/desk-top publishing, and especially project management, specializing in academic books and journals, including a number of specialist areas in political and international relations, economics/economic geography, biological sciences, building research/urban studies, arts and humanities, and – fortunately for POP – travel guides.

He has also worked successfully as a freelance project manager/editor, over which time he has built up an extensive portfolio of work with a number of national and international publishing companies with offices in the UK, the United States, Singapore, Philippines and India.

The experience gained from working for many years on a research doctorate and his academic background (including being an academic editor) meant his skills were put to great use when researching, analysing and validating the UK-to-India aviation sector, as well as identifying the differing needs of POP’s target market.

As one of the original founders of the project – along with Nino Judge, Graham Howat and Bobby Bhakar – Cris has worked pro bono on the project for a number of years.

Cris and Nino met in the first week at Southampton University and – after stupidly ignoring each other for the first couple of days – have now been best friends for over 30 years!

Other members of the team:
Nino Judge
(Nino) Navdip Singh Judge

Chief Executive and Founder

An Aeronautical Engineer with a diverse career path as British Army Officer, Bond trader/broker and Formula 1 Team Owner, Nino brings the vision, passion, leadership and management experience to the POP team



Graham Howat
Graham Howat

Chief Operating Officer and Founder

An aviation professional to his core, Graham brings to POP as one of its original founders a lifetime of airline engineering knowledge and expertise from BA and HAECO (Cathay)





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