EBAA Hires New CEO, Humphries To Remain as President

 - July 19, 2011, 11:00 AM

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) appointed an airline lobbyist as its new leader yesterday. Fabio Gamba, most recently deputy secretary general of the Association of European Airlines (AEA), will join the business aviation association as CEO on September 1. EBAA’s current president and CEO, Brian Humphries, will remain as president. Humphries joined the advisory board of aircraft leasing group Milestone Aviation last week, sparking some expectation that he would be leaving EBAA. Gamba has held his post with the AEA since 2006, tasked with promoting the interests of legacy carriers and establishing strong ties with European institutions and member states. His career began at Canso, the civil air navigation services organization, after which he joined Boeing and eventually was appointed deputy director of business development and strategy for Europe for the U.S. airframer. “NBAA welcomes Fabio Gamba to his new position at EBAA,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen. “He brings a wealth of industry experience, having worked on aviation policy with decision-makers across the European government. He has the skills required for effective advocacy, and as the business aviation community confronts a number of policy challenges in Europe, we’re delighted that he’ll be championing our industry’s cause in the years to come. We’re equally pleased that Brian Humphries will continue in his role as EBAA president.”