EBAA Reorganizes Management Team
The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) yesterday reorganized its management team following the April 2 departure of CEO Eric Mandemaker. The Brussels-based organization said that he had left the organization “with immediate effect by mutual consent.” EBAA will not directly replace Mandemaker, who took the post in October 2007, and president Brian Humphries will jointly hold the role of CEO. Humphries, a former managing director of Shell Aircraft, had been CEO before Mandemaker’s appointment. Meanwhile, European affairs manager Pedro Vicente Azua has been promoted to COO. 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 chairman and Herve Laitat remains as treasurer.