EBAA announce new chief executive from September 2011

Terry Spruce

The European Business Aviation
Association (EBAA) recently announced the appointment of Fabio Gamba as chief executive
officer. He will take up his position starting in September 2011. He will take
over from brian Humphries who will remain as EBAA president.

As chief executive, Gamba will run the EBAA business from the
Association’s Brussels
headquarters. He will also take on the significant role of actively liaising
with EBAA members.  Gamba was most
recently the deputy secretary general of the Association of European Airlines
(AEA). Appointed in 2006, he primarily focused on promoting the interests of
legacy carriers and established strong ties with the European Institutions and
EU Member States.

Gamba said “In order to realize its truly amazing potential
and deploy its full benefits to the economy, business aviation needs fair and
equitable rules that recognize its specificities. Having spent the last five
years fighting the airline corner, I now look forward to using that expertise
to help business aviation grow and develop its vital role in Europe.”

“We are delighted to welcome Fabio to EBAA as our new CEO,” says
Humphries. “As EBAA’s roles, responsibilities and activities grow in line with
our rapidly expanding membership, and the fast changing European
infrastructure, Fabio brings just the right blend of energy, skills and
knowledge that we need to sustain our success. Indeed, his extensive experience
in the airline sector will be a particular asset in continuing to convince
European leaders of the vital role of our sector in the European economy.”

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