Jan-Christoph OetjenRead more
Jan-Christoph Oetjen is a liberal German MEP from Rotenburg, Lower-Saxony. In 2019 he became the Vice-Chair of the Transport and Tourism Committee after having served three terms in the state parliament of Lower-Saxony from 2004 until 2019. He has been a member of the German liberal party The Free Democrats (Freie Demokratische Partei) since 1995 and is an expert in transport policy, especially for aviation and railway transport.
Adina-Ioana VăleanRead more
Adina-Ioana Vălean is the European Commissioner for Transport. Before taking office on December 1st 2019, she was a Member of the European Parliament for 12 years. As an MEP she served as the Chairwoman of ITRE Committee (July-December 2019), Chairwoman of ENVI Committee (2017-2019) and as Vice-President of the European Parliament (2014-2017). She was also a Member of the Romanian Parliament between 2004-2007. Adina Vălean holds a Master degree in European Integration Studies and Security and a bachelor degree in Mathematics.
Marylin BastinRead more
Marylin joined EUROCONTROL as Head of Aviation Sustainability in 2020. She has over 15 years of technical, operational and environmental experience within the air traffic management (ATM) community including the management of multinational projects.
Prior to joining EUROCONTROL, Marylin worked at Skeyes, the Belgian Air Navigation Services provider where she was responsible for Environment & Procedure design. She has chaired the EUROCONTROL CCO/CDO task force as well as the Standing Committee on Environment for FABEC (Functional Airspace Block Europe Central), working on the FABEC Environmental policy and ensuring the integration of the environmental pillar into the optimized performance of the ATM-system.
Marylin is a Belgian national and holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and an Executive Degree in Environmental Management.
Nicolas ChabbertRead more
Nicolas Chabbert, 54, is an accomplished aviation professional with almost 30 years of experience in the general aviation sector, as well as hands-on expertise as an aircraft and balloon pilot.
He began his aviation career in 1992 with French aircraft manufacturer SOCATA as Director of Sales for Europe.
In 1996, Chabbert moved to the United States as Vice President Sales & Marketing for SOCATA Aircraft Inc. where he reintroduced the TB and TBM aircraft types in the North American mark
Chabbert was responsible for the restart of Mooney aircraft and, the launch of the glass cockpit in this aircraft manufacturer’s product line. He returned to SOCATA in 2005 and served as the Vice President of Customer Service to establish a business oriented organization, then Vice President - Sales and Marketing, while also assuming the Chief Executive Officer position for the U.S. subsidiary, SOCATA North America.
In 2008, Chabbert was given co-management authority for SOCATA’s general aviation business. Soon after the SOCATA’s acquisition by France’s Daher, he was appointed in 2010 as Senior Vice President of the Airplane Business Unit – with business growth responsibility for the TBM family of single-engine very fast turboprop aircraft and launched the significantly-redesigned TBM 900 version in 2014, which reached a milestone in 2020 with the 1000th TBM. In 2015, Chabbert joined the executive committee of the Daher Group parent company, a diversified organization with $1.5 billion in revenue from its activities in aerospace, nuclear services, valves and logistics. In 2019, Chabbert was instrumental in the acquisition of Quest Aircraft, and expanding the Daher’s line of products with the Kodiak 100 single-engine turboprop non-pressurized aircraft.
In addition to his management responsibilities, he is actively involved in several aerospace associations, and served as Chairman of the European General Aviation Manufacturers Association (ASD-EGAMA) for five years. Currently, Chabbert is the Chairman for GAMA, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, after 3 years serving as Aviation & Safety Committee chair and one year of vice-chairman for the association.
He has an MBA from the ESLSCA Business School in Paris. Chabbert holds an Airline Transport Pilot license with instructor ratings and flies all versions of Daher’s TBM & Kodiak aircraft family. He also is a glider pilot and lighter-than-air commercial pilot, owning a Cameron Balloon.
John CooperRead more
John Cooper was appointed Director General, FuelsEurope and Concawe in April 2015. He started his career in the motor industry working on future powertrains, and after 3 years moved to BP Downstream where he has 27 years of experience. His previous role was as Director, Renewables Strategy Downstream, leading BP’s commercial compliance strategy for renewables regulation. He has also had business leadership roles in aviation fuels and lubricants, transport energy policy, and fuels technology, in the UK and USA, and has represented the UK fuels industry at the UK Automotive Council Technology Group. He holds a BA in Engineering from Cambridge University.
Filip CornelisRead more
Filip Cornelis is Director for Aviation (DG MOVE Directorate E) in the European Commission, in charge of Aviation since October 2017. He joined the European Commission in 1994. After a posting abroad, he worked in the Task Force for Accession Negotiations. He then led the Commission team drafting the Treaties of Accession for the 12 new EU Member States. In January 2006, Filip Cornelis moved on to transport policy by joining the Office of the Director General for Energy and Transport, Mr Matthias Ruete. He was the leading member of the Office from 2008. He was then appointed Head of Unit for Aviation Security in the European Commission in September 2010. He moved on to become Head of Unit for Aviation Safety from December 2012 until October 2016. He subsequently became Head of Unit for Aviation Policy until his appointment as Director for Aviation.
Kurt EdwardsRead more
Kurt Edwards joined IBAC as the Director General in 2012. He has overseen IBAC’s increased outreach to industry, greater engagement with the International Civil Aviation Organization, growth of IBAC’s codes of best safety practices for business aircraft operators and ground handlers, and redoubled commitment to environmental programs. Prior to IBAC, Mr. Edwards held various senior-level positions in the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) responsible for liaison with European authorities and for global environmental matters.
Raphaël FabianRead more
Raphaël comes to GAMA from the Rolls-Royce European Affairs team in Brussels. During his seven years in this role, he specialized in advocacy and research funding for the aerospace and maritime sectors, focusing on transversal topics such as sustainability, digitalization, artificial intelligence, automated multi-modal transport and skills. A trained software developer, Raphaël previously held customer-facing positions in sales and marketing, and worked in aviation, export and administration.
Athar Husain Khan
Athar Husain KhanRead more
Athar has spent the last 25 years as a leader, aero-political negotiator, lawyer, advocacy specialist and CEO in various aviation organisations and companies, in both the public and private arena. Using his experience in the international aero-political world and proven track record in association management, Athar continues to strengthen and advocate for the European business aviation industry in the Brussels’ arena. As Secretary-General of the EBAA, Athar stands at the helm of Europe’s leading aviation association, strengthening the voice of business aviation in Europe at the highest EU political and institutional levels.
Nicolas KrollRead more
Nicolas has a background in business administration and finance. He studied at Maastricht University where he specialized in sustainable finance.
Passioned by aviation since early age, he has been a private pilot license holder for the past 7 years. In 2016, he started working for the Luxaviation Group, first as a Project Manager and most recently as Head of Business Development & Sales for Belgium.
In 2018, Nicolas was part of the first EBAA Delegation to attend to the One Young World Summit. Since then, he has been supporting the development of the STARS program, which is due to be launched in collaboration with IBAC later this year.
Thierry LamantRead more
Thierry Lamant graduated as a Software and Electronic Engineer and was involved in multiple embedded software development for military aircraft and helicopters.
He joined Dassault Aviation in 1995 in order to develop simulation software to be used for fighter aircraft prototyping.
Between 2000 and 2015, he established and promoted aircraft logistic support solutions for Dassault export market.
Since 2015, he is in charge of the Falcon business jets operational support program coordination, including the Falcon training network. Thierry is also following the work of different organizations (ICAO CAEP CORSIA, ECAC,…) with impacts to the regulation’s evolution and technical trends for aeronautical transportation. He disseminates and promotes the outcomes within the company and to Falcon Customers. He is actively promoting the use of SAF in aviation.
Steven Le Moing
Steven Le MoingRead more
Steven Le Moing is New Energy Programme Manager at Airbus. In this role, Steven leads Airbus' Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) strategy. His responsibilities include driving the production ramp-up of SAF activities, fostering partnerships, exploring new pathways in alternative fuels and ensuring the highest levels of safety and sustainability. Steven joined Airbus in 2006 to oversee aircraft noise in operations. He has a PhD in Physics from Toulouse University.
Arvid LokenRead more
Avinor is Norway’s Air Navigation Service Provider and main airport operator, operating 44 airports in the country. Avinor has taken a leading role in reducing climate gas emissions from the aviation industry, including the development of electrified aircraft and development and supply of sustainable aviation fuel.
Arvid Løken works as senior adviser in Avinor’s Carbon Reduction Programme. Arvid Løken’s main responsibilities are jet biofuel and research and development projects. He has a background from innovation funding and innovation projects in organisations like Nordic Innovation, the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries and Sweco. Løken holds a masters degree in economics and resource management and an MBA.
Joao MartinsRead more
Native Portuguese, Joâo Pedro Pires Martins joined Jet Aviation as Manager of the company’s FBO in Geneva on March 1, 2014. He came to Jet Aviation from the VistaJet Group, where he served as head of Global Purchasing and Logistics since 2011. Prior to that, he held several managerial positions with NetJets Europe for over 10 years.
Joao relocated to Zürich upon being appointed General Manager of the company’s Zurich FBO in October 2016. Since then, he has expanded the company’s service offerings, overseen and helped secure IS-BAH Stage 2 Safety Registration, and supported the majority of heads of states and dignitaries attending the World Economic Forum held each year in Davos, Switzerland. Significantly, Joao collaborated with partners to make Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) available for purchase in Switzerland for the first time (during WEF 2020). In July 2020, he was appointed Vice President Regional FBO Operations Europe in addition to his role as GM Zurich and Dusseldorf.
Franck MoestaRead more
Frank is SVP Strategy and Future Programmes for the Business Aviation business unit of Rolls-Royce. As such he is responsible for all customer accounts and relationships as well as the business and product strategy for business aviation and the business development of Rolls-Royce Deutschland
With more than 27 years of service in Rolls-Royce Frank has worked in various Engineering and Program roles in Rolls-Royce. As the Strategy Executive for Business Aviation he was held accountable for winning new business. The acquisition of the Pearl 15 and the Pearl 700 program are two of his recent successes. Most of his roles were customer facing and hence he was able to build strong relationship to executives in the industry.
Before joining Rolls-Royce, Frank worked for BMW in Munich in a number of junior engineering roles
Frank is 58 years old and holds an MsC in Mechanical Engineering. He studied at the University of Dortmund and the Technical University of Munich.
Frank is married has twin daughters and enjoys running, skiing and watersports.
Andrew MurphyRead more
Andrew joined T&E in 2014 having previously worked for the Green European Foundation and at the European Commission's transport directorate. Andrew is Irish, with a bachelor of arts degree in political science and law and a bachelor of law from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Andrew leads T&E's work on sustainable aviation, which includes pricing mechanisms, new fuels and finally addressing aviation's substantial non-CO2 climate effects
John-Angus SmithRead more
John-Angus is Signature Flight Support’s Managing Director for the Europe, Middle East and Africa Region.
He joined Signature Aviation plc in 2015 as the Chief Risk Officer and was appointed to the current position in June 2019. He has a multi-industry, multi-disciplinary background following professional qualification in Finance.
Alasdair WhyteRead more
Alasdair is editor and co-founder of Corporate Jet Investor which provides insight and organises events for the global business jet market.
More than 50,000 people read Corporate Jet Investor each month - both online, in print and through its One Minute Week email. It also organises events in London, Dubai, Geneva, Singapore, San Francisco and Miami.
Alasdair became a financial journalist in 1998 and has specialised in aviation for most of this time. He launched Corporate Jet Investor with his wife Louisa in 2010. In 2019 Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II presented it with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
He is also responsible for the content in Helicopter Investor, Superyacht Investor and Revolution.Aero – dedicated to the future of flight.
Until Covid hit, his main hobby had become driving his two children between their hobbies.
Juergen WieseRead more
Juergen Wiese was appointed EBAA Chairman in September 2016. With over 30 years’ experience in aviation, he currently oversees BMW’s global corporate aviation operations including EASA Part 145 and Part M organisations. Juergen began his aviation career as an officer in the German Air Force, serving in the Air Crew Selection Program for Air Force and Navy in his last assignment. After working as a flight instructor and developing and managing a start-up air charter business he joined BMW AG in 1995. He also served as the Managing Director of BMW’s Global Corporate Travel Service for more than six years.
Jonathan WoodRead more
Jonathan leads Neste’s Renewable Aviation business for the Europe/Russia/Middle East/Africa and Aspac regions. Jonathan is responsible for all commercial and operational activities relating to the supply and sale of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and related services, all investments, and business development. The role also covers engagement with government authorities and policymakers on regulatory matters, to help accelerate the growth of the SAF market and support the aviation industry on its path to reduce emissions.
Prior to joining Neste, Jonathan has gained over 30 years of experience in the energy industry with bp, in leadership positions, and as a director of various subsidiaries and Joint Ventures, responsible for commercial, business development, M&A, strategy, marketing, and operations.
Jonathan graduated in Economics from London University and completed an Executive MBA programme at Harvard Business School.