Martin-Ulrich Ripple is an experienced executive and company director with a diverse and complementary international background in aviation, defence, navigation, technology and transportation. He is the managing director and head of region Asia for Frequents Singapore, the leading global supplier of communication and information solutions for mission-critical applications in air traffic management, public safety and transport. Mr Ripple was managing director of air traffic management for Thales Australia and was elected a board director of a joint venture between Thales and the Chinese government. Mr Ripple has a Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering (Aeronautics) from the Technical University of Hannover, Germany. He is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a qualified private pilot.