CEPA names Philippe Liénard as new chairman


Central European Private Aviation (CEPA) has announced the appointment of a new chairman for 2013.

Phillippe LienardCentral European Private Aviation (CEPA) has announced the appointment of a new chairman for 2013.

Philippe Liénard has been appointed as its new Chairman for 2013. Liénard will take up the position in March; continuing the annual rotation of the chairmanship, with Brendan Lodge of Jet Brokers Europe staying as deputy chairman.

French born Liénard is the founder and majority shareholder of Slovakian and Polish based AELIS Group, specialist of aircraft trading and leasing, and has many years experience of operating businesses within the CEE market.

Commenting on his appointment, Liénard said “I am delighted to be taking up the role of chairman of CEPA at such an exciting time in the history of the organisation. CEPA has an increasingly important role in facilitating networking for the private aviation industry across Europe and I want to use my experience in operating in the CEE to further increase CEPA’s value to its members.’’ Liénard added, “I would particularly like to see the advisory board of CEPA becoming of even more help to members in assisting them to conduct business successfully”.

Founder of CEPA and managing director of Grossmann Jet Service, Dagmar Grossmann, said “CEPA is very grateful for the significant contribution made by the outgoing chairman, Brendan Lodge and we are delighted that Philippe has agreed to take over from where he has left off. CEPA is moving into its fourth year and, under Philippe’s leadership, it will continue to grow and increase its stature in the industry”.

The fourth CEPA Expo will be held between 27 to 28 November 2013, in Prague, and will follow on from the successful 2012 event which saw the attendance of a record number of delegates and the introduction of the ‘Cepenger’ interactive communication platform.

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