The general manager of Metrojet’s China air operator certificate (AOC), Michael Chen has been elected to the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) board of governors for a two-year term. Chen will be responsible for enhancing the brand awareness of AsBAA in China's aviation industry and, with the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), work to enhance operational safety practices.
He started his career in Beijing with Ameco, spending nine years in various production planning and engineering management roles. He was the program manager of the U.S.-China Aviation Cooperation Program of the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing, a director of government affairs and business development with Honeywell China, and also served as the director of business development and government affairs of GE Aviation Greater China.
“AsBAA is a perfect example of private and public partnerships working together—acting as a conduit between the business aviation industry and the government policymakers,” Chen said. “With my previous working experience in government affairs and my current role within Metrojet, I am confident that I can assist in supporting the future development of the industry in China.”