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EBAA search for new CEO after Brandon Mitchener departs association

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has announced that Brandon Mitchener, chief executive office for the past 11-months, has left the association.

Mitchener (pictured above) is a French and US citizen who had a 25-year career as a journalist and public affairs professional in Europe before joining EBAA in April 2017, succeeding Fabio Gamba.

EBAA said in a statement that the association has a robust organizational structure to continue moving forward with its key events and initiatives, such as its annual general meeting and the launch of a new communication strategy this month. “Additionally, preparations for the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in May, together with co-organizer NBAA, will continue uninterrupted,” it said.

Board chairman, Juergen Wiese, will work alongside board members Marwan Khalek, Graham Williamson, Robert Smith, Maxime Bouchard and EBAA’s senior management team. They will temporarily lead the association until a new chief executive is named.

“EBAA has built a strong foundation for future growth, with a range of exciting projects and opportunities ahead of us,” said Wiese. “On behalf of our members, the board, Secretariat and I will continue our strong advocacy of business aviation in Europe and will continue to move our association forward as we have done for the past 41 years.”