Mark Abbott joins Vertis Aviation Africa
Mark Abbott has joined Vertis Aviation Africa as a partner. He will be based at the company’s Johannesburg office, where his primary focus will be to explore new aircraft options to introduce to the market.
Vertis Aviation formally opened its doors at the Fireblade FBO facility at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport in March this year.
South African-born Abbott has worked in the business aviation sector for 17 years, most recently as group FBO director for ExecuJet in Cape Town. In addition to managing the African business development Mark will work closely alongside the existing Vertis Aviation partners, Julian Burrell, Erica Da Veiga, Jeffrey Emmenis and Luca Madone in planning the company’s strategic development at an international level.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Mark as a new Partner with Vertis Aviation Africa – and to the Vertis Aviation family.”
Jeffrey Emmenis, partner at Vertis Aviation said: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Mark as a new Partner with Vertis Aviation Africa – and to the Vertis Aviation family. His extensive network, consistently high end approach to customer service, ability to identify new opportunities and his comprehensive understanding of how charter, management and operations combine, make him a valued addition to our senior management.”
“I’m delighted to be joining the Vertis Aviation Africa business.”
Mark Abbott added: “I’m delighted to be joining the Vertis Aviation Africa business. Africa is an exciting business aviation market, full of opportunities for a dynamic and forward thinking company like Vertis which is in a prime position to maximise this growth potential.”
Vertis Aviation is responsible for the marketing of four aircraft in South Africa, a Boeing 727 VIP, Bombardier Global 6000, a Global Express and a Learjet 45. This complements its international portfolio of a further 11 aircraft comprising four Airbus ACJ319s, a Boeing Business Jet BBJ1, Gulfstream G450, G550 and G650, Bombardier Global XRS, Global Express and a Dassault Falcon 7X.