EBACE Convention News

Leadership Changes at EBAA

 - May 6, 2009, 6:20 AM

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has reorganized its management team following departure last month of CEO Eric Mandemaker. The Brussels-based organization announced on April 2 that he had left the organization “with immediate effect by mutual consent.”

EBAA will not directly replace Mandemaker, who took the job in October 2007, and its president Brian Humphries will jointly hold the role of CEO. Humphries, a former managing director of Shell Aircraft Ltd., had been CEO prior to Mandemaker’s appointment.

European affairs manager Pedro Vicente Azua has been promoted to the role of chief operations officer. He will manage and coordinate the policy and regulatory activities of EBAA specialist staff and experts, develop strategies with the CEO and lead the association’s lobbying efforts with European institutions.

Long-serving administrative manager Carine Jacobs has been promoted to chief administration officer. She will manage functions such as EBAA membership, development, finance, contracts and human resources.

Rodolfo Baviera will continue as EBAA president and Herve Laitat remains as treasurer.