Anavia AG


  • Born in India – Ishan has since lived across 3 continents and is a recognized thought leader in the Aerospace & Defense Industry.
  • Currently Founder / CEO of Safaara Aerospace, Anavia AG, Anavia Aerosystems FZE & Whiteback Aviation LLP. (Switzerland, UAE & India)
  • Anavia AG based in Glarus, Switzerland is the OEM of the worlds most advanced unmanned helicopter the HT-100.
  • Forbes 30 under 30 – Europe for Manufacturing & Industry in 2020.
  • Previously COO of the German Aircraft manufacturer – Grob Aircraft / the H3 Aerospace Group.
  • Had the unique distinction of being one of few companies to have developed & manufactured a wide range of aircraft from business jets, military trainers to record breaking high-altitude mission platforms.
  • Led a 300+ person team at Grob Aircraft with48 departments reporting to him across 4 verticals.
  • Worked across the spectrum of conceptualizing, developing, certifying & selling a clean sheet aircraft program.
  • Credited with the development of revolutionary products like the AI based pilot selection & evaluation system disrupting the military pilot training eco-system in multiple countries across the world.
  • Passionate Aerobatic Pilot & Skydiver.