Ivie joins ACS’s board of directors

Air Charter Service’s HR director, Katie Ivie has joined the charter broker’s board of directors.

Ivie has held a number of human resources management roles over the past 20 years including seven years as HR director at Kelly Services.

Prior to this, Ivie spent four and a half years as head of HR at Adecco, which followed on from holding the same position holding the same position at one of their subsidiaries for four years.

Chairman Chris Leach says that in the year and a half since Ivie joined, several offices have been opened and ACS has reached 500 employees.

Leach says, “Katie has played a key role in helping to recruit and retain the best talent that we have, through effective training and reward programs. In addition to this, she has introduced software efficiencies to our HR process, including online Learning Management Systems, which aim to create a global standard of knowledge, processes and, above all, the same service quality around the world.”



XPO Logistics announces board of directors appointments

XPO Logistics, recently announced two appointments that expand its board of directors. The company has named AnnaMariaDeSalva, current independent director and chairman of the nominating and governance committee, to the newly created position of vice chairman of the board. Additionally, the company has appointed Marlene Colucci as a new independent director. XPO’s board now consists of eight directors, seven of whom are independent, including three women.

Bradley Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of XPO Logistics, said, “Our board composition underscores the importance we place on diversity, the workplace environment and corporate social responsibility as central to our long-term success. AnnaMaria has an exemplary track record in corporate affairs for some of world’s most prominent companies. Marlene brings a new perspective to our governance structure based on her decades of experience with public policy development.”

As vice chairman of XPO’s board of directors, DeSalva will provide support on key governance matters and shareholder engagement to the chairman, lead independent director and the board, and will continue to lead the nominating and governance committee. She joined the XPO board in September 2017. Additionally, DeSalva is a member of the Board of Governors of Argonne National Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy and serves on its compensation and nominating committees.

DeSalva is an independent advisor currently supporting the chief executive officer of DowDuPont, following her role as chief communications officer of DuPont. While at DuPont, she led the company’s corporate affairs strategy through a multi-year transformation, including DuPont’s merger with Dow.

Prior to DuPont, DeSalva served as vice president of corporate affairs with Pfizer, with a focus on innovation. Earlier, she led the worldwide healthcare practice of Hill & Knowlton and was appointed to advise the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on critical public communications. At Bristol-Myers Squibb, DeSalva led global public affairs in oncology before becoming director of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, where she led programs related to women and international health.

Colucci has served as the executive director of The Business Council in Washington, D.C. since 2013. She previously was executive vice president of public policy for the American Hotel & Lodging Association for eight years, where she provided guidance on regulatory matters. From 2003 to 2005, she served in the White House as special assistant to President George W. Bush in the Office of Domestic Policy. In this role, she developed labor, transportation and postal reform policies and advised the president and his staff on related matters.

Earlier, Colucci served as deputy assistant secretary with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs. Her law career includes more than 12 years with the firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer& Feld LLP, where she served as senior counsel. She holds a juris doctor degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.

BOC Aviation announces new appointments

BOC Aviation appointed Graham Lees director and head of Revenue in the firm’s New York office and Andrew Taylor head of Aircraft Sales in Singapore.

In his new role, Lees will also serve as a director on the board of BOC Aviation and be responsible for managing senior relationships with airframe and engine manufacturers on all revenue related areas.

Lees joined BOC in 2002, where he was most recently the head of Aircraft Sales, based in the Singapore office. He has more than 30 years of experience in various disciplines within the commercial aerospace sector and has held senior positions with airframe and engine manufacturers, as well as roles in both the leasing and aircraft sales divisions of BOC Aviation.

Prior to his new position, Taylor was executive vice president, Aircraft Sales, on the U.S. business side of BOC. He has more than 25 years of airline sales, marketing and leasing experience since starting his career with British Aerospace.

“BOC Aviation has enjoyed 25 years of excellence, and this was accomplished through the hard work of our staff. We place great emphasis on talent management and succession planning and our latest appointments reflect the depth of our staff capabilities,” said Robert Martin, managing director and CEO of BOC Aviation. “Graham and Andrew together bring almost 60 valuable years of combined industry experience to our global management team with experience across all of the core revenue competencies of the aircraft operating leasing business.”

BOC Aviation is a global aircraft operating leasing company with a fleet of 511 aircraft owned, managed and on order. It’s owned and managed fleet was leased to 93 airlines worldwide in 37 countries and regions as at December 31, 2018.

Retired AshwaniLohani appointed as CMD for Air India

AshwaniLohani, a retired bureaucrat, has been appointed the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of national carrier Air India.

Lohani held the position for around two years from 2015. In August 2017, he was named the Chairman to the Railway Board. Lohani retired on December 31, 2018.

According to the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) statement, Lohani has been appointed to the post “on contract basis, as per the terms and conditions applicable to re-emp.

Bii introduces new Regional Directors to support business growth

Specialist aircraft component support providers, Bii, have appointed two new Regional Directors to capitalize on a business growth trajectory that saw significant expansion in 2018. Cesar Pahl and Marco Pozzato have joined the Bii sales team to provide dedicated customer support for the regional commercial aircraft sector.

Cesar Pahl will utilize his extensive experience of the Latin America region to develop new accounts and build relationships. Recently Regional Sales Business Developer at AJW Aviation, following a three year career interacting with key airlines across Central and South America, Pahl began his aviation career with Iberia as a Customer Service Executive.

Marco Pozzato will primarily focus on building customer partnerships for Bii across Europe. A skilled negotiator, Pozzato commenced his seven-year aviation career at Avtrade where he quickly progressed to Regional Sales Manager, overseeing four countries and thirty five airlines.

Justin Blockley, Commercial Director of Bii, contributes the expansion of the team to the significant growth that Bii have experienced over the past 12 months. “We are delighted to welcome Cesar and Marco to the team, with their joint extensive background in aviation they will help define our strategy as we evolve the component and engine services that we offer. Their experience in the European and Latin American areas will be an important asset to Bii as we gain recognition for our flexibility, wide range of commercial aircraft parts and efficient AOG service.”