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Terry Yeomans

IS-BAH Program Director
International Business Aviation Council
Terry Yeomans
  • Terry Yeomans

    Programme Director for the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH™). Commenced business aviation career in 1984 with McAlpine Aviation based at Luton Airport, stayed with the GEC Marconi owned MAGEC Aviation becoming Flight Operations and Charter Sales Manager with responsibilities for the day to day ground operations of the London based award winning FBO.

    Prior to joining the IS-BAH™ Programme for IBAC worked for Air Routing International / Rockwell Collins as Manager Ground Operations Standards & Development (Europe/North Africa) responsible for coordination and supervision (ground logistics) of ad-hoc business aviation flights operating to and from the UK’s various airports for a major International flight service company.

    Wide range of exposure over the years to all levels of activities from suppliers to end users including Head of State. Former industry association representative at a number of high level meetings including those connected with the planning for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Regular attendee at International business aviation events making a number of presentations. Council member and previous deputy Chairman for the British Business & General Aviation Association (BBGA), past Chair of the EBAA Airport Handling and Ground Operations Committee (AHGOC) and council member (and Treasurer) of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC).

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Richard Koe

Managing Director
WINGX Advance, GmbH
Richard Koe
  • Richard Koe
    Richard Koe is Managing Director of WINGX Advance GmbH.

    WINGX, based in Germany and founded in 2011, provides Business Intelligence tools for the global private jet market. These tools combine a wide range of market data and our customers’ own records, to create performance dashboards which highlight competitive positioning, support decision making and enhance business development.

    Their customers span the entire industry supply chain, from airports, ground-handling companies, operators and manufacturers to industry investors and financial analysts.

    Richard has a long track record of successful roles in generating sales, building business partnerships, and defining and implementing business strategy.

    As well as his tenure in the business aviation industry, spanning investment, operations and sales, Richard has held senior roles in the consulting, telecom and manufacturing industries.
    Richard holds a Bachelor degree from Oxford University and a Masters degree from Johns Hopkins University.
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Tobias Konik

Founder and CEO
FCC Aviation
Tobias Konik
  • Tobias Konik
    Tobias is the founder and CEO of FCC Aviation. He heads a multilingual team of experienced regulatory compliance specialists whose mission is to protect airlines and business jet operators from the increasing number of European aviation tax regulations. The company does this by taking over the compliance process from start to finish. FCC Aviation prides itself on acting as a single point of contact for compliance with 11 different aviation tax schemes in 7 countries. In the past, Tobias has lived in various countries and cities. He is fluent in English, German and French and holds a Masters Degree in Economics.
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Robert Baltus

Chief Operations Officer
European Business Aviation Association
  • Robert Baltus
    Robert Baltus' aviation experience spans nearly 20 years advising and supporting senior management and executive Boards of a variety of aviation related companies. He has worked for aircraft management, fractional and charter operators and has built strong relationships with the leading business aviation companies in the industry. A business aviation specialist, Baltus is experienced in start-ups, fleet selection, training and strategic change management. He has a business management degree from HES Amsterdam, an MSc in Air Transport Management from Cranfield University and is a commercial pilot rated on the 737.
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Arthur Thomas

Market & Business Intelligence Manager
European Business Aviation Association
  • Arthur Thomas
    Ever since he was young, Arthur developed and nourished a passion for aviation which to this day provides him with his greatest source of inspiration. After completing his studies in international Law and Air Transport management, Arthur landed in Brussels where he endeavored to develop a comprehensive data strategy for the European Business Aviation Association. 
     
    Over the years, he has overseen the analysis of many different forms of aviation datapoints, working in partnership with many different internal and external stakeholders. 
     
    In his role of Market & Business Intelligence Manager, Arthur Thomas is perhaps one of the industries’ leading experts on business aviation and it’s impact on society and communities. Outside of his work in Business Aviation, Arthur is also official “air and space painter” in the French Air Forces.
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Bruce Parry

Senior Environment Manager
European Business Aviation Association
  • Bruce Parry
    Bruce Parry is an experienced in sustainability and environmental affairs professional and has worked in the aviation industry for twenty years. He is senior environment manager for the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and environment director for the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). He represents business aviation on a variety levels including as the UN Observer at ICAO’s CAEP on behalf of IBAC.

    Parry has gained experience through working for both Airbus and Bombardier and has a background in environmental engineering management, environmental factors in aircraft product development, corporate social responsibility and sustainability and contributed to the development of the original Business Aviation Commitment on Climate Change (BACCC). He holds a Bachelor of Science in environmental quality and resource management from University of the West of England.
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Aija Veisa

Director
FBO Riga
  • Aija Veisa
    With pleasure working and representing   modern Business Aviation Center in Riga, Latvia – winner of Sapphire Pegasus Business Aviation Award, IS-BAH Stage II certified, opened 2015.

    FBO RIGA Business Aviation complex facilities consist of Boutique Business Aviation Terminal, heated hangar 8400 sq.m accomodating 5 BBJ’s or 9 Gulfstream 550, providing full spectr of aircraft ground handling services, passenger handling and crew accomodation.

    Started aviation career in 1994 at Riga International Airport. Long and productive working experience from entry level till Deputy Director of Ground Handling department till 2010.

    Continued with challenging Ground Handling start-up projects in outstations - Tallinn, Munich, Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Stuttgart together with Havas Europe.
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Stéphane Levy

Executive Vice President
Policy Grand-Ducale
Stéphane Levy

Carmen Aquilera

Market Development Officer
European GNSS Agency
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  • Carmen Aquilera
    Carmen Aguilera is serving the European GNSS Agency (GSA) since 2009. She is Head of Section for Operational Market Development in charge of Safety Critical Applications at the GSA. She has over 15 years experience in the aerospace sector with focus on research and innovation in the downstream market. She is in charge of bringing EGNOS and Galileo to their aviation, maritime and rail transport users, fostering new applications, research and development and business growth for EU industry. In the field of aviation, she is supporting airports and airspace user to bring EGNOS and Galileo on board, and collect their user needs to improve the services offered by the satellites.
    Before joining GSA, she worked as a technology and strategy consultant in the aerospace, transport, and IT technology industry. She holds a Master Degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Seville.
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Belarmino Gonçalves Paradela

Senior Manager, Economics and Operational Activities
European Business Aviation Association
Belarmino Gonçalves Paradela
  • Belarmino Gonçalves Paradela
    Senior Manager in charge of the Economic and Operational activities at EBAA.
     
    Graduate in Economics and Management Sciences.
    Started at EBAA in 2008 since has been in charge of several files for the association including: the safety and the implementation of the new EASA legislation, the economic operations and studies conducted by the association, the SESAR project and its demonstration sessions including access to airports via LPV, the industry standards including the development of the IS-BAH standard for FBOs. Finally the associated members and the various subcommittees including the one who is responsible for airport operations (AHGOC) who is the initiator of this convention.
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Claire Leleu

STATFOR Forecasting Manager
EUROCONTROL
Claire Leleu
  • Claire Leleu
    Claire Leleu is a senior forecaster at EUROCONTROL --the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation--. She runs the STATFOR department (Statistics and Forecast) since 2012 and is responsible for the delivery of “objective” air traffic forecasts for every state in Europe, and beyond. 
     
    Miss Leleu joined worked from 2001, as a consultant for EUROCONTROL, developing complexity metrics in Air Traffic Capacity management domain that are now applied to benchmark Air Control Centres in Europe by the Performance Review bodies.
     
    In 2008, she was appointed as a forecaster at EUROCONTROL Network Manager, delivering various market analyses and statistics to the Air Traffic Management community. She became an expert in air traffic forecasts and is then involved in various publications, including the “Challenges of Growth” studies. 
     
    Miss Leleu graduated from Paris-IX Dauphine University with Ph.D in Applied Mathematics. She is a member of the Dauphine University Alumni, the Royal Statistical Society and involved in the Forum for European Aerospace Market Analysis.
     
    She is based at EUROCONTROL headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
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Andreas Becker

CEO
German Aviation Service (GAS)
Andreas Becker

Anna Serezhkina

Executive Director
Russian Business Aviation Association
Anna Serezhkina
  • Anna Serezhkina
    Ms. Anna Serezhkina graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 2001. After that she worked for several commercial structures, including one of the Russian major airline and airport operator. Besides Ms. Serezhkina has for several years been employed by legal firms where she was responsible for project development in the field transport operation and infrastructure, including private public partnership projects.

    Ms. Serezhkina is the founder of several conferences and forums, among them “Transport Law as Instrument for Realization of Transport Strategy for the Period till 2030”, “Regional Business Aviation Forum”, “Air Law Conference”, “ Human Factor in Civil Aviaition: Management, Law, Technics”, practical workshop “Flight Safety. Fuel Safety”, “Baltic Business Aviation Forum”, Conference agend at RUBAE Exhibition, etc.

    In 2013 Ms. Serezhkina received a Ph.D grade with specialization on philosophy of technics.

    Ms. Serezhkina joined RUBAA in 2009 and since then was unanimously elected as the Executive Director by RUBAA General meeting each year.
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Miles Thomas

Environment Manager
Farnborough Airport
Miles Thomas
  • Miles Thomas
    Miles Thomas has been based at Farnborough Airport since 2007, following previous positions with NATS (ATC) at the London Area Control Center in Hampshire, and in operations at London Gatwick based airlines.
    In his role as Environment Manager, the UK’s only private airport dedicated exclusively to business aviation, Miles has responsibility for running a certifed Environment Management System that encompasses all aspects of environmental impact, including: energy use, emissions to air, land and water, waste management and noise minimisation.
    Addressing direct environmental impact has been a key focal area for Miles. The challenges of a developing business and site, planning appeals, public consultation and airspace changes have required constant development in the Airport’s approach to operational procedures, training, communication and technology usage, all while working towards becoming the first business airport in the world to demonstrate net zero carbon, achieved in 2018.
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Marilyn Bastin

Manager Environment & Procedure Design
SKEYES
Marilyn Bastin
  • Marilyn Bastin
    Marylin has been working on various technical and operational positions in the ATM world since 2002. In 2016, she became the head of Environment and Procedure Design at skeyes, formerly Belgocontrol, the Belgian Air Navigation Service Provider. Her team is responsible of the implementation of the Belgian Performance Based Navigation Strategy publishing flight procedures for 6 airports in Belgium and for 1 airport in Luxembourg.
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Vanessa Rullier

Senior Manager ATM and Special Projects
EBAA
Vanessa Rullier
  • Vanessa Rullier
    Vanessa is Senior Manager, Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Special Projects at EBAA. She joined the Association more than 5 years. She is the focal point for all ATM-related matters, including the deployment of satellite-based approaches in Europe, which is of key importance to EBAA’s members. Previously, she worked as Manager, Regulatory and Social Affairs for CANSO’s European office, the trade association for Air Navigation Services providers.
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Stephane De Wolf

IS-BAO Operations Specialist
IBAC
Stephane De Wolf
  • Stephane De Wolf
    Stéphane represents the International Business Aviation Council and more specifically the IS-BAO programme in Europe and neighbouring regions. Based in Brussels, he's the connector between IBAC and the various stakeholders such as EASA, NAAs, operators, industry associations, etc.
    His overall aviation experience spans many different facets of the industry for nearly three decades (e.g. flight and ground operations, industry standards, NAA oversight and rule-making, unmanned aviation, maintenance, flight training, aerial work) and this year marks his 20th anniversary in business aviation. Among the various roles he held: cabin crew, flight crew, dispatcher, ramp coordinator, safety and compliance manager, lead auditor, trainer, etc. Stéphane has been involved in SMS and IS-BAO implementation support and auditing since 2005, and in IS-BAH since the inception of the programme in 2014. Before joining IBAC, he served on the IS-BAO Auditors Advisory Group and the IS-BAO Standards Board.
    Stéphane also holds various certificates related to safety, risk and management from USC and ICHEC Business School, and is a trained aircraft accident investigator. If you need to quickly catch a train or a plane after the show, don’t ask him about his ongoing research project on SMS in small organisations at Lund University because he’s quite passionate and talkative about the topic (probably better to chat, call or e-mail at some other time).
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Nicolas Fischel

Lawyer
Chesneau-Fischel
Nicolas Fischel

Tom Parsons

Low Carbon - Commercial Development Manager
Air BP
Tom Parsons
  • Tom Parsons
    As commercial development manager for low carbon Tom is responsible for Air BP’s low carbon strategy, and the sourcing and supply of sustainable aviation fuel.
     
    Tom joined BP as a research chemist in 2008, working on the development and scale-up of technologies including BP’s Fischer-Tropsch process. 
     
    He has since held business development and strategy roles in technology licensing, BP’s Fuels businesses and in Downstream commercial development. He also led BP’s Advanced Bio Products team at its inception before joining Air BP in 2017. 
     
    Tom holds a Master’s degree and D.Phil in Chemistry from the University of Oxford. Outside of work he enjoys coaching his son’s rugby team as well as playing the trumpet in a local jazz band.
     
     
    About Air BP
    As the aviation division of BP, Air BP is one of the world’s leading suppliers of aviation fuel products and services. We have been investing in the aviation industry for over 90 years to keep people flying safely around the world. We supply around 6.6 billion gallons of aviation fuel a year; fuelling over 6,000 flights a day at over 800 locations in more than 55 countries - that's more than four planes a minute.
                                  
    Our customers include commercial airlines, the military, business and private aircraft owners, airports and airfield operators. We have a wide range of services to support our fuel offer including the design, build and operation of fuelling facilities, technical consultancy and training, low carbon solutions, the Sterling Card for efficient general aviation refuelling and innovative digital platforms to increase efficiency and reduce risk.
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Dave Edwards

CEO
The Air Charter Association
Dave Edwards
  • Dave Edwards
    Having worked in the aviation charter industry since he graduated with a degree in Transport Management, Dave’s career has taken him through all areas of the sector, starting in FBOs and moving through flight operations and maintenance into senior executive roles with leading international airlines.
    He has led businesses through periods of extensive growth both regionally and internationally as well as in diversifying into different service areas, including charter, aircraft maintenance, ground handling and passenger airline and cargo broking.
    Dave recently returned to the UK from the Middle East where he was Executive Vice President of Qatar Airways’ business jet division, following fifteen years in a number of senior management roles at Gama Aviation; as Managing Director, Middle East and Asia and Group General Manager. Since May 2016 Dave has been a director and shareholder at Synergy Aviation Ltd and sits on the boards of another three companies in the aviation industry.
    Dave has, through his various companies, been a member of The Air Charter Association since 1998 and in 2010 was elected as the youngest ever Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. In addition he is a member of the RAF Club, the Royal Aero Club, the Honourable Company of Air Pilots and the Air League – displaying remarkable narrow-mindedness when it comes to hobbies. When not playing with aeroplanes he continues to pretend he can play both the trumpet and golf.
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Walter Dierick

Training Mgr (NPH) and Freelance Pilot
Walter Dierick

Adina Szőnyi

Regulations assistant, Air Operations
EASA
Adina Szőnyi
  • Adina Szőnyi
    • 2012 – present: Working at EASA as
      • Team member of the EASA Ground Handling Team
      • Project manager of several rulemaking tasks in Air Operations and Aircrew
      • Focal point for implementation of the NCC rules and IS-BAO endorsement by EASA
      • Focal point for the transposition of ICAO Annex 6 into the Air Ops regulation
      • Focal point for the consolidated EASA Easy Access Rules for Air Operations
    • 2004-2012: Worked for 2 airline operators in Romania and Qatar as 
      • Ground Operations policies and procedures specialist
      • Dangerous goods instructor 
      • Emergency response planner 
    • 1999-2003: Worked for a cultural NGO centred on the concept of Central Europe and Euro-regional policies and programmes
    • Studies: MA in English language and literature  
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Marc Pieters

Director Quality / EHS & Aviation Security Europe
Jet Aviation
Marc Pieters
  • Marc Pieters
    Director Quality Health Safety Environment and Aircraft Security Europe at Jet Aviation AG – Based in Geneva
    He is overseeing QHSE on two Base maintenance sites in Europe and 20 FBO between EU / MEA and APAC
    He is also Aviation Accident Expert Investigator, Safety Officer, Trainer, Auditor, IS BAH-Board Member and additionally panelist in Safety Conference.
    He combines more than 30 years’ experience between Aircraft Maintenance / Quality / HSE
    He was Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Line and Base on DC 8, DC 10, A300, A310, A 320
    He was engineer in Part 21 G manufacturing and technical support
    He moved to the shadow side of aviation in 1998 and went to Quality
    He was Quality and HSE Manager in various MRO in France, then QHSE Aviation Consultant in Africa (2005-2012), QHSE Manager at Bombardier Amsterdam (2012-2014) and was recruited by Jet Aviation in 2014.
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Mike Ryan

Commercial and Operations Director
Fly Victor
Mike Ryan
  • Mike Ryan
    With over 25 years’ experience in the aviation industry, Mike heads up the Victor Commercial and Flight Operations team. He is responsible for the contractual and operational processes for Victor members, sourcing the best Operators, prices, advising on aircraft types and ensuring the flight meets member expectations, managing our supplier aircraft operators. Following a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mike worked in the oil industry and then moved into aviation, designing flight controls, with Fairey Aviation. He spent 15 years with British Aerospace selling and leasing aircraft on the 146 Programme. In 2004 he became the Marketing Director at a private aircraft operator, and in 2006 he set up One Charter, an operator taking advantage of the new markets created by the Very Light Jets. He has been with Victor since its inception and provi
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Joel Hencks

Managing Director
AeroEx
Joel Hencks
  • Joel Hencks
    Joel HENCKS is the Managing Director of AeroEx GmbH, an aviation consulting company based
    in Switzerland offering a wide range of services to both commercial and non-commercial
    aviation organizations.

    With several decades of experience in many sectors of the aviation industry, AeroEx support
    their customers in the implementation and realization of international aviation requirements,
    Safety Management Systems, compliance monitoring and auditing. AeroEx additionally
    provides workshops and seminars on a variety of aviation-related topics to management
    personal and employees of the aviation industry.

    Since 2006, Joel Hencks is a member of the EASA rulemaking group OPS.001 and was chairing
    the EASA OPS Review Group 02. These working groups developed the Implementing Rules Air
    Operations for Europe. Since 2012 Joel Hencks is also member of the EASA Rulemaking Groups
    Flight & Duty Time for Air Taxi and SMS Cross Domain.

    In 2016 Joel Hencks has been appointed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
    to participate in an Industry Study Group on Operational Safety Data (SIMS-OSD-ISG).

    Furthermore, Joel Hencks is an avocational lecturer for Aviation Regulation, Safety
    Management Systems and Compliance Monitoring at the Center for Aviation Competence
    (CFAC-HSG), University of St.Gallen and the Steinbeis University Berlin.

    Joel Hencks is a professional pilot. He flew for different airlines, air ambulances and on demand
    air charter operators.

    Beside his airline transport licence, he is holding a technical degree in electronics and is an
    International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) accredited auditor.
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Laura Casati

Online Marketing Manager & EBAA One Young World Ambassador
GlobeAir
Laura Casati
  • Laura Casati
    Laura Casati is a One Young World ambassador and passionate about aviation, working as an online marketing manager for GlobeAir, Europe's leading private jet operator in the VLJ segment. She holds an MA in Global Sales & Marketing and has been working in digital marketing for five years. Laura is engaged in sustainability both in private and at work as an active member of GlobeAir's brand-new CSER project "#WeArePlanetA".
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Charlotte Pruvot

Air Climate and Energy officer
Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur (ACA)
Charlotte Pruvot
  • Charlotte Pruvot
    Charlotte PRUVOT is Air Climate and Energy officer at Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur (ACA).

    Charlotte is experienced in sustainable development and climate risks in the air transport in which she has worked for the last 7 years.

    The major part of Charlotte’s tasks is to enforce the climate strategies of her company (ACA) which manage both commercial and business aviation airports.

    Moreover she is in charge of energy management system and GHG mapping and reductions

    She holds a Master’s degree in climate risks, sustainable development and health from Nice University.
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Aleksander Goszczycki

Managing Director Defence Department
Matic
Aleksander Goszczycki
  • Aleksander Goszczycki
    IT and Cyber Security expert with focus on social and business processes. Alek has over 20 years of experience in delivering complex IT solutions, government oriented perspective on cyber as well as project management and change management in large organisations. Alek Goszczycki is today in position of managing director of Defence department at Matic. Matic team is devoted to improve government security in cyberspace, implement available technologies to protect critical infrastructure and public safety.
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Charlotte Rendle

Strategic Partnerships and Data Services
RDC Aviation
Charlotte Rendle
  • Charlotte Rendle
    Charlotte joined RDC to help shape the company’s approach to the market and build on the success of their data products
    Charlotte is an experienced and focused Sales and Marketing professional with 20 years’ experience in strategy, new business development, lead generation and contract management & negotiation. 
    Charlotte has developed and implemented B2B/B2C sales channels within the airport /airline technology sector for several years.  

    She is now responsible for all strategic partnerships and Data services across both Commercial and general aviation, globally.   
     
    Charlotte has a BA from Huddersfield University, a CIMA Accounting and Finance qualification and speaks French.
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James Moreton

Client Executive Director
Hayward Aviation
James Moreton
  • James Moreton
    James has worked in the aviation insurance industry since 1983 and has worked for various Lloyd’s of London broking houses.  Specialising in the General Aviation sector of the insurance industry, he handles the insurance needs of a worldwide client base ranging from individuals executive jet/helicopter owners to managed fleets/AOC Holders along with MRO, FBO and Airport Owners and Operators.  He joined Hayward Aviation (part of Arthur J Gallagher (UK) Limited) in 2009 and is a Client Executive Director.  James is also a Board Member of the BBGA (British Business & General Aviation Association), attends the BBGA Operations Working Group and Corporate Aviation Safety Executive meetings and is a member of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots.
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Pawel Kruk

CEO & Co-Founder
Leon Software
Pawel Kruk
  • Pawel Kruk
    Co-founder & CEO of Leon Software - scheduling software for aviation. With over 15 years of experience in the aviation industry, both as a dispatcher and business aviation pilot, Paweł currently focuses on the business aspect of software development."
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Giulia Mauri

Lawyer
Giulia Mauri
  • Giulia Mauri
    Giulia Mauri has more than 20 years’ experience in advising national and international clients on all aspects of aviation and transport- related transactions, including asset-  finance and leasing, regulatory issues, carrier’s liability and litigation matters. She also acts as a mediator and is the co-founder of Mediation4Aviation, a mediation platform dedicated to the aviation industry. Giulia co-chairs the European and Legal Affairs Committee of the European Business Aviation Association and is an active member of the Industry Affairs Group of the European Regions Airline Association. She is recommended by Who’s Who Legal for Aviation and is considered a leading individual in Aviation by Legal500.
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Dan Holian

Head of Operations
Harrods Aviation London
Dan Holian
  • Dan Holian
    During a twenty year career in Business Aviation Dan has worked for several companies in many different roles from aircraft ramp handling, aircraft operations, aircraft fuelling and all aspects of a busy VIP ground handling company. His experience was rewarded with a role as Airside Operations Manager when he returned to Harrods Aviation 7 years ago, leading to his move to Head of Operations.
     
    In his current role he has oversight of Harrods Aviation LTN and STN FBO operations, and has developed operational relationships with airport authorities, regulators, equipment providers and national safety organisations. These include work groups within the BBGA and participating in several safety platforms. He was heavily involved in the Harrods Aviation IS-BAH accreditation process.
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Pekka Hietanen

Policy Officer in DG Mobility and Transport
European Commission
Pekka Hietanen
  • Pekka Hietanen
    European Commission in 1998 after studying law and economics in Finland. He started his work in the Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development, before moving to Luxembourg where he worked for Court of Auditors and Court of Justice. As from 2006 he worked again in the Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development. In 2013 he moved to DG Taxation and Customs Union to work with transit and customs status issues. He started his current job as policy officer in DG Mobility and Transport in October 2014. He works in unit E.1 "Aviation Policy” and is responsible for public service obligations in air transport and ground handling.
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Manon Woitellier

Sales Manager Jetex Europe
Jetex
Manon Woitellier
  • Manon Woitellier
    Young dynamic French business lady , Manon Woitellier, graduated with a master’s degree in Air Transportation Management at ENAC.

    She started from scratch as an assistant in business aviation 6 years ago and successfully advanced to become the Europe Sales Manager for Jetex. Manon is now leading a team based in Paris that take care of all European customers. She has become an expert on the European business aviation market after years of acquiring knowledge from ground operations and strategic management.

    When asked about where she would see herself in 10 years’ time, Manon replied, “Still in business aviation, but not only at the European level!”
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Pavel Ptacek

Advanced R&D Scientist, Principle Investigator/Project Manager
Honeywell
Pavel Ptacek
  • Pavel Ptacek
    Pavel Ptacek is Advanced Scientist in research and development at Honeywell Aerospace. He has been working on research and development of new operational and technical navigation solutions since 2012. Before joining Honeywell, he was with Brno University of Technology where graduated with Ph.D. focusing on GNSS performance evaluation for area navigation applications. Pavel is working as principal investigator and project manager in R&D and is technical lead of Precision Guidance group within Advanced Technology Europe.
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Angelo Cassano

Manager Fuelling
Jet Aviation
Angelo Cassano
  • Angelo Cassano
    Born on Sep.23.1963 in Switzerland with Italian Background
    My Basic Background is Car mechanic. I started as an aircraft mechanic with SWISSAIR on Jun.01.1988
    From 1991 to 1994 I expanded my experience at school and became an aircraft technician HF.
    1995 I became responsible for SWISSAIR Line Maintenance contracts Worldwide.
    On Oct.01.2002 I moved to Jet Aviation as Manager Fueling.
    We provide our Services on one side to all GA/BA customers and.
    Are one of the 3 Services providers for LH Group.
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Paolo Sommariva

CEO & Co-founder, EBAA AMAC Chair
Fl3xx
Paolo Sommariva
  • Paolo Sommariva

    Paolo is co-founder of FL3XX, an innovative solution for business charter and brokers that delivers complete, automated workflows for all team members and managers.

    With over 25 years of experience in technology as well as several in private aviation, Paolo has a vision to open the market to the wider world of travel by leveraging technology. He strives to live in a word filled with innovation, where great talents turn disruptive ideas into realities and people collaborate and focus to get things done.

    Prior to FL3XX, Paolo founded the first seaplane airline service in the southern Italian islands and later a regional airline in northern Italy. He has extensive operations, finance and technology experience, gained in large corporations such as General Electric, startups such as Virgilio.it, and Venture Capital firms such as Syntek. Paolo also actively advises companies in the fields of greentech, fintech and avtech.

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Adam Poulton

Fuel Efficiency Consultant
Jeppesen
Adam Poulton
  • Adam Poulton
    Adam has been working as a fuel efficiency consultant for eight years, currently on behalf of Jeppesen and Boeing and previously for ETS Aviation.  He supports airlines with utilising proprietary data analytics software to monitor their operational efficiency and to track, report  and reduce their carbon emissions.  Previously Adam worked in Business Aviation for 14 years, holding senior operations management roles with NetJets Europe, NetJets Aviation and other aircraft management companies.  Adam started his career in the Royal Air Force in air traffic control with his introduction to VIP operations coming from planning flights for the British royal family.
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Stuart Donnelly

Senior Director - Group International Sales - Europe/USA
Sixt
Stuart Donnelly
  • Stuart Donnelly
    Stuart Mobility Donnelly has dedicated his career to bringing positive disruption to the mobility eco system. Today it is all about how flexibility combined with digitalisation and the concept of mobility as a service (Maas) can bring change to how we have owned and managed our personal and corporate mobility for the last decades. In the last two decades it was about changing the way that global fleets sourced and managed their company car fleets through professionalising and optimising their global programs.
    Alongside his curiosity and ambition for how to develop and bring change to the mobility ecosystem, Donnelly has embraced all forms of social media to publicise his crusade for mobility alongside his responsibilities for Group Sales at Sixt across all sales channels for Europe and the US including bizAv.
    Donnelly has made it his mission to make Sixt the bizAv industries number one choice for limousine and crew transport with Limousine and rent a car around the world. Sixt is at the forefront of digitally disrupting the bizAv industry to positively influence the customer experience and streamline the process all round.
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Abdul Charafeddin

Vice President, Sales
UAS International Trip Support
Abdul Charafeddin
  • Abdul Charafeddin
    With almost 25 years of aviation and management experience, Abdul is responsible for UAS’ global development and sales efforts, as the company continuously innovate to create stronger connections between client requirements and UAS’ service offering. He manages global sales operations and sales force across four continental headquarters and regional offices worldwide. His specialties include sales forecasting and planning, turnaround and high growth strategies, B2B sales management, market development and expansions and contract negotiations.
    He works alongside the executive management team to set strategic direction for each of UAS’ market segments. The results have translated into an aggressive expansion of UAS’ global network to include offices in Johannesburg, Houston, Hong Kong, Dubai, Beijing, Lagos, and Nairobi, additional sales force in Europe, South East Asia and Latin America, and on-site airport supervisory support across Africa and China. 

    Abdul has expertise as a speaker, panelist and moderator on various international platforms and publications including the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition, the International Operators Conference and Aviation Business Magazine. 
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Jason Hayward

General Manager
Universal Aviation
Jason Hayward
  • Jason Hayward
    Based in London, Jason Hayward, general manager for Universal Aviation U.K. – London, is an expert on ground support and operations into the United Kingdom. He’s been with Universal since 1997 and has more than 25 years’ experience combined in aviation handling and operations. A native of the U.K. and veteran of the Royal Air Force, Jason has been instrumental in helping establish Universal Aviation offices around the globe. Jason is also an expert on coordinating operations and handling for special events and was Universal’s point person for the 2012 Games in London. He’s shared his insight on operations and special events with many industry publications.
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Athar Husain Khan

EBAA Secretary-General
European Business Aviation Association
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  • Athar Husain Khan

    Athar has spent the last 25 years as a leader, aero-political negotiator, lawyer, advocacy specialist and CEO in various aviation organisations and companies, in both the public and private arena. Using his experience in the international aero-political world and proven track record in association management, Athar continues to strengthen and advocate for the European business aviation industry in the Brussels’ arena. As Secretary-General of the EBAA, Athar stands at the helm of Europe’s leading aviation association, strengthening the voice of business aviation in Europe at the highest EU political and institutional levels.


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Alfred Ebbers

Head of Dispatch
Global Jet Concept
Alfred Ebbers
  • Alfred Ebbers
    Alfred (re)joined Global Jet in 2016 where he’s responsible for the Flight Dispatch Department. Before, he worked 4 years at Airfix Aviation in both Helsinki & Geneva, leading the daily operations in their Operations Control Centre, as well being NP Ground Operations. Prior joining Airfix Aviation, Alfred started his first period with Global Jet in 2006 in the Flight Dispatch Department as Deputy Dispatch Manager. Before moving to Switzerland, he was involved in setting up the Operations Department of Jet Netherlands at Schiphol Airport from 2003 till 2006. Alfred graduated from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, specializing in Aeronautical Engineering & Aircraft Operations.
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Francesco Grassetti

Partner
Studio Pierallini
Francesco Grassetti
  • Francesco Grassetti
    Francesco Grassetti is a partner at Studio Pierallini, an aviation specialized Italian law firm with offices in Rome and Milan. Before joining the firm Francesco worked for reputable commercial law firms in the United States and Italy and, over the past ten years, he has gained an extensive experience in the regulatory and legal advice to the aviation sector. 
    He assists clients in connection with purchase, sale, leasing and financing transactions of commercial aircraft and helicopters, including single aircraft and multi-aircraft portfolios. He also focuses his practice on the business and private jet market, providing a broad range of assistance to the industry (mainly to banks, lessors, owners, operators and manufacturers), such as structuring and finalising cross-border deals, perfection of securities over aircraft and engines, filings with civil aviation authorities and the international registry under the Cape Town Convention, advice on aircraft operation and management, enforcement issues and local taxes.
    In addition, Francesco provides airlines, business operators and other players of the aviation sector with a variety of support services, dealing on a regular basis with the negotiation and finalisation of sector contracts (transport, charter, dry-lease and wet-lease, management, maintenance, ground handling, supply, licensing, consulting) and regulatory advice in respect of the Italian jurisdiction and the European Union (authorisations and licences, traffic rights, slots, competition, data privacy, consumer protection).
    Furthermore, he advises clients in all aspects of corporate and commercial law, including relations with customers, suppliers and business partners, legal compliance, corporate governance, intellectual property protection, preparation of all types of commercial agreements, acquisition and management of assets, production and distribution issues.
    Francesco is a regular attendee at aviation conferences worldwide and contributes to international publications on aviation law.
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