Our greatest asset is our team

Our greatest asset is our team. Our culture focuses on building unique, quality solutions and bringing them to market quickly. Many of our team hold years of experience across the aviation industry while others have capabilities in electronics, mechanical engineering, physics, machine learning and enterprise application development, Elenium is your partner to enable automation and realise positive change to your business.

Aaron Hornlimann Chief Executive Officer

Aaron co-founded Elenium in 2014 with the aim to take all the friction of out of the airport passenger processes while providing efficiency to airports.
An entrepreneur and technologist, Aaron has been a driving force for some of the most notable innovations to self-service and automation. To date more than 90 million people have used systems and technologies developed under Aaron's leadership.

In 2015 Aaron was one of 35 Australians to be recognized for their contribution to innovation, being inducted into the Enterprising Australians exhibition at the Australian Science and Technology Center, Canberra.

Aaron is based in Melbourne.

Ilya Gutlin Chief Commercial Officer and Board Member

Ilya brings with him over 25 years of experience in creating, energising and leading multi-disciplinary teams, implementing change and digital transformation. He is a strong advocate that a combination of people leadership and technology remain the keys to success and thrives on driving positive change in customer experience. He brings a different frame of reference to his clients and challenges their thinking and status quo for great results.

Ilya is based in Singapore.

Fred Melki Chief Operating Officer

Fred has over 20 years experience in delivering successful program, project and operational outcomes across a number of industry sectors and disciplines.
Fred provides strong leadership and management skills with the ability to build strategic relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. Fred is our strategic thinker who ensures program, project and operational delivery is aligned with the desired business outcomes.

Fred is based in Melbourne.

Rico Barandun Head of Product Management

Rico is responsible for the Portfolio and Product Management as well as our company strategy. Rico offers over 20 years of Aviation Expertise, specifically from the Passenger Processing environment. Formerly a pilot, Rico has completed the Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme (AMPAP) from the Airports Council International (ACI) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) as an AMPAP Associate as well as the Airport Executive Leadership Programme (AELP) from the ACI.

Rico is based in Zurich.

David Mallinson Group Chief Financial Officer

David has extensive strategic, operational and financial leadership experience, having
led a successful $100 million Capital raise with a leading UK Private Equity Firm in his previous role.

David began his career as a management accountant and progressed through various roles in finance, funds management, corporate planning and services before taking on Chief Financial Officer roles.

David holds a Master of Business Administration from Monash University and completed the Executive Development Program at Stanford University (USA) in 2004. David’s professional memberships include a Fellow of the CPA, and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. David has also held various non-Executive Director roles including Dairy Australia and currently is on the Boards for The Bridge Inc. and Corio Bay Dairy Group.

David is based in Melbourne.

Kathleen Leong Sales Director, South East Asia

Kathleen has been involved in the aviation industry for 16 years with a specialism in starting up airline operations. Generating revenues and turning around commercial teams is her expertise in both managing the finance and human aspect.

During her free time Kathleen loves baking and working around with plants. Born into an entrepreneur family, business success has always been a topic of conversation. Kathleen credits this ethos for enabling her to become the youngest Sales and Country Manager in Malaysia at the age of 28.

Kathleen is based in Kuala Lumpur.

Bruce Jenkins Senior Strategy & Business Development Manager

Bruce holds years of experience within technology businesses, focused on relationship management and optimising the interface between business and IT functions. He is experienced in the end-to-end process of strategy articulation, business opportunity identification, project initiation, project delivery and change management and uses these skills to ensure our Elenium clients needs are well articulated, understood and optimum solutions delivered to them.

Bruce is based in Melbourne.

Manu Tandon Vice President, India Business

Manu has over 20 years’ of experience in Sales, Marketing and Business Development working with organizations like Oracle, HCL and SITA where he has led a series of multi-million-dollar deals. He has built and scaled up global marketing for a start-up which was later bought by India’s largest IT product company. He has over decade experience in sales and marketing leadership roles.

Manu is based in Gurgaon.

Our Team

Aaron Hornlimann

Chief Executive Officer

Fred Melki

Chief Operating Officer

Ilya Gutlin

Chief Commercial Officer and Board Member

Kathleen Leong

Sales Director, South East Asia

David Mallinson

Group Chief Financial Officer

Rico Barandun

Head of Strategy and Business Development

Bruce Jenkins

Senior Strategy & Business Development Manager

Manu Tandon

Vice President, India Business

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