Meet Our Wizards
WAYNE ANAKA President, CEO/CRO
A dynamic Aviation Industry leader, Wayne was the principal Founding Partner of NavStar Aviation Group, an aviation ground handling company based at three airports in Canada and three airports in Florida. Successfully sold for a profit in 2016.
Prior to founding NavStar, Wayne spent 39 years in various management and executive positions for Servisair Canada and Wardair Canada. Mr. Anaka is focussed on Revenue Science and Leadership TEAM Building and is experienced in all aspects of ground handling, labour relations, contract negotiations, budgeting and P&L management, RFP preparation and review, winter operations, environmental storm water management, aircraft deicing, airline operations and customer service management. Wayne has been accountable for annual budgets exceeding $50,000,000 and oversight of over 2000 people in multiple North American airports. Currently, Wayne is an acknowledged industry expert specialized in delivering quality EMS, SMS and CMS products.
Mr. Anaka is certified in Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) thinking and is a Certified Member (CM) of the International Association Airport Executives (IAAE) Canada. He is a recognized leader in TEAM building and is a training consultant supporting airports, airlines, municipalities with local airports, and other aviation related organizations. Mr. Anaka is a certified John C. Maxwell Team Coach and former Toast Masters’ Speaker. Wayne’s writing is also published in various Aviation Periodicals.
SANJAY MALIK VP Business Development & Technical Solutions
Sanjay Malik joins the AVCON-WoW (Aviation Consulting-Wizards of Why) team as Vice President Business Development and Technical Solutions focusing on promoting Consultancy, Training both online and classroom, Manuals for aviation and Ground Handling for their Customers encompassing Airports, Airlines and Ground Handling companies. Sanjay works alongside other members of the AVCON-WoW team in crafting operational solutions on a trusted road map or a path that matches the customers goals with the aim to increase revenue and maintain growth for the Customers.
Prior to joining AVCON-WoW, Sanjay’s career has taken him on an exciting journey, in aviation, spanning over three decades with multinational corporations encompassing airports in the Middle East, Europe and North America. Notable is his tenure as VP Business Development for a ground handler, where he directed the growth in adding major airlines customers to the family while strengthening relationships with existing Customers and Suppliers.
Having worked on both sides of the fence, Sanjay brings with him a diverse and global experience, leading various teams in both operations and sales divisions of the organization. One of his strengths is the passion for building a team, a team that can continue to march forward against all challenges while continuing to focus on revenue generation.
A firm believer in two important mantras that have guided Sanjay’s aviation career; one is that people make the company and forward thinkers make an organization. The second is that an organization that can decipher and deliver the needs of its end customers will continue to grow its revenue base.
Sanjay will continue his quest to deliver the organization's goals and improve EBITDA working closely with both the Organization’s and the Customers Team.
PAULA MOREIRA Executive Assistant & Client Experience Officer
Paula Moreira is quite new to the Aviation Industry. She came from Brazil where she was following a different path and gaining experience with Architecture in which she holds a bachelor’s degree from Universidade de Fortaleza. After graduation, she decided to try something new and came to Canada where she started to pursue her passion for Aviation. In 2018, she graduated from Georgian College in the Aviation Management program with honours.
Now, Paula is the Go-To person for Research and Branding at AVCON.WW. She assists our team in various projects and she is responsible for the visual communication of the company.