ExecuJet Africa is celebrating its prestigious status as operator of the first ever jet to land at St Helena Airport (HLE) in the South Atlantic Ocean.
ExecuJet is appointing Ettore Poggi to the new role of Group FBO Director to oversee the development of its growing FBO business.
Poggi, currently Vice-President and Maintenance Director of ExecuJet Africa, will relocate to Dubai and begin his new role on 1 November. Poggi will be responsible for overseeing activities across ExecuJet’s 24 FBO facilities worldwide and ensuring that ExecuJet’s high level of customer service is replicated in all current and future FBOs globally.
Poggi will report to Mike Berry, President of Aviation Services and Vice-President, ExecuJet Middle East, who says: “We created this new role to address the growth of our FBO business. In the recruitment search, Ettore stood out as having the required depth of knowledge and understanding of ExecuJet’s service culture and is entirely dedicated to ensuring we offer unparalleled customer service across all of our FBOs.”
Poggi has been with ExecuJet since 2003, starting off as Managing Director, ExecuJet South Africa, and taking up the roles of Vice-President and Director of Maintenance, ExecuJet Africa, in August 2014. Following Poggi’s relocation to Dubai, Vince Goncalves, currently the General Manager Maintenance for ExecuJet South Africa, has been promoted to Maintenance Director of ExecuJet Africa. Vince has been with ExecuJet since 2008.
Duckworth appointed Vice-President, ExecuJet Africa
The role of Vice-President, ExecuJet Africa, will be succeeded by Graeme Duckworth who will also remain as President MRO Services. Duckworth has 25 years’ experience with ExecuJet and was one of the company’s founding members in 1991.