Aventure’s dedicated team works across its five global offices in Atlanta, Dubai, Istanbul, Riga and Toronto to provide reliable, cost-effective solutions for the aviation parts needs of our customers. Our entire team is devoted to this purpose.
Each and every one of our employees represent the dedication of our company. We are driven, committed, problem solvers who are acutely aware that our individual and collective success is directly tied to the success of our customers.
Our experienced senior staff is here to help you with all your aviation parts needs. Click on each person's title to learn more about them.
Zaheer Faruqi has been president of Aventure Aviation since he co-founded the company in 2001. He has more than 35 years of aviation experience, having worked in the engineering and maintenance departments of several major international airlines for more than 20 years before co-founding Aventure.
Zaheer is responsible for the success and strategic direction of the company. He oversees the company’s operations, taking great interest in ensuring that the right staff are hired, and that they are provided with the proper training and facilities needed to make their jobs challenging and fun.
His favorite part about working at Aventure is forming relationships with customers, to ensure that he understands their specific parts requirements. He also takes great satisfaction in training the Aventure staff to better serve their customers.
Zaheer was first attracted to the aviation field by his childhood love of airplanes.
When not working, he enjoys reading business books, volunteering in the community, and helping those in need improve their daily lives.
Zaheer holds a Masters in Administrative Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Technology. He has FAA airframe and powerplant licenses, and has completed multiple courses from Airbus and Boeing.
Senior Vice President
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A co-founder of Aventure Aviation, Amyr Qureshi began his career in aviation in 1994. He is responsible for Aventure’s business development, marketing, customer relations and trade shows, as well as managing Aventure’s sales staff.
Amyr started his professional career as a lead support to an aviation expert at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a specialized agency of the United Nations. He soon worked his way up to flight operations, performance engineering, fleet planning and analysis.
As his career developed, Amyr focused on corporate development functions, including project engineering, planning, marketing management, and business development.
Amyr was attracted to the aviation field by his fascination with flight. He likes to say that he was “nearly born” into aviation when his expectant mother took a joy ride in a single engine Cessna. At the tender age of four, his father took him inside a West African Airways Dakota DC-3 parked at Kano International Airport in Nigeria, and he was hooked.
Amyr has since traveled to more than 75 countries, and enjoys working with customers from diverse cultures around the world. When not working, Amyr enjoys reading and motor sports.
Amyr holds a Master of Business Administration in Aviation, and a Master of Science in Aviation Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida. He has also earned a number of professional training certifications from Boeing.
Managing Director – Aventure Aviation Middle East
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Walid Zaatarah has worked in the aviation industry since 1999, and has been with Aventure since the opening of our Dubai office in 2012. As managing director of Aventure’s Middle East operations, he focuses on exploring new markets and servicing existing customers in the MENA region.
Walid has an extensive background in military and aviation logistics, project management, supply chain management, military contracts, aviation sales and marketing. Prior to working for Aventure, he managed the Dubai facility of a multinational aviation MRO company.
A mechanical engineer, Walid was first attracted to the aviation field by his interest in military aircraft and the business aspect of aviation. He enjoys finding solutions to the myriad challenges within the industry.
When not working, Walid enjoys spending time with his family.
Vice President of Operations
Talha Faruqi is responsible for Aventure’s core operations. He and his team implement the programs and processes that optimize the company’s work flow, and oversees the quality control, warehouse and IT departments.
Talha has been with Aventure since 2003. He began his career with Aventure as a warehouse assistant, before being promoted to a sales position. After many successful years in the sales department, he was promoted to his current position of vice president.
In his efforts to actively support Aventure’s customers, Talha has traveled to every continent but Antarctica. He thrives on the fast-paced aviation industry which “never sleeps,” as aircraft are flying somewhere at every moment of every day.
When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and playing on the company soccer team, the Aventure Flyers.
Talha holds a Bachelor of Science in both Applied Mathematics and International Affairs from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Senior Director of Sales
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Melissa Coleman-Grina is responsible for business development for the company’s commercial aviation initiatives. She has 20 years of experience in the aviation industry, more than half of which has been at Aventure Aviation.
She enjoys many aspects of the aviation field, particularly supporting Aventure’s customers needs to keep their planes flying.
Melissa has a Bachelor of Science in Environment Engineering from the University of Vermont.
Director of Sales
Hamzah Faruqi directs and supports Aventure’s commercial aviation sales staff. His constant focus is on meeting company sales goals while exceeding customer expectations.
Hamzah has been with Aventure since 2003. One of the things he most enjoys about working in the aviation field is the opportunity to work with customers and vendors from all over the world.
When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, rowing, and digital sports games.
Hamzah holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Georgia State University.
Quality Control Manager
As Quality Control Manager, Chris Jackson is responsible for the high quality of Aventure’s deliverables. He plans and administers all phases of quality functional activities, while managing the daily activities of the warehouse.
Chris works with our international customers on new product introduction, process improvements, quality plans, and resolutions.
He first began working in the aviation industry in 2000. Prior to working for Aventure, Chris was Assistant Warehouse Manager for a supplier of aircraft parts.
Chris was first attracted to the aviation field by his love of fighter jets. He enjoys the continuous challenges of the field.
When not working, he enjoys outdoor activities such as fishing and hunting.