Blue Ocean Corporation

John Ellis

Chief Operating Officer – Blue Ocean Corporation
Former Chief Executive Officer – Middle East Aerospace
Former Commercial Director – Fujairah International Airport

John Ellis is the Chief Operating Officer at Blue Ocean Corporation. He is an accomplished senior leader in aviation, possessing specialized knowledge in investment for the development of the airline, aerospace, and hospitality sectors. 

John has delivered motivational talks, seminars, and training courses to more than 40,000 individuals worldwide, including organisations such as Abu Dhabi Travel Agents Association, Aramco Saudi Arabia, British Airways, Disney, Emirates Airlines, Farnbourgh Aerospace, Cleveland Clinic, India, Honda, Kia Motors, Mercedes, Qatar Airways among several others.

Being a qualified business coach and executive mentor, he has guided several organizations and individuals to thrive in the business world. He has held the position of Board Advisor to several esteemed companies such as ARC AeroSystems, Aviation Jobsearch, Blue Ocean Corporation- UAE, FlyBig – India, Small World Airlines, Supreme Jets, UK Capital Investments, UK Aerospace Investments, UK Energy Investments and UK Health and Leisure Investments.

He is the author of several books and has presented insights on different issues on popular television channels including the BBC and Sky TV.

Professional Experience:

  • COO at Blue Ocean Corporation
  • COO at Small World Airlines
  • CEO at Ellis Capital Partners
  • COO at ARC AeroSystems
  • Founder at UK Aerospace Investments
  • CEO at Middle East Aerospace
  • Commercial Director at Fujairah International Airport
  • Business Development Director at Farnborough Aerospace Consortium


  • Aviation Economics and Finance – London School of Economics and Finance
  • HR Management – American Certification Institute


  • Airline In Flight Fire Fighting Instructor- UK Civil Aviation Authority
  • NLP Life and Business Coach – Bournemouth University Training

Published Works:

  • The 28 Golden Rules of Personal and Business Success
  • NLP Techniques for Incredible Success
  • Understanding UK Export Finance
  • Problem Solving with GROW Techniques