AsBAA, Asia’s non-profit representative body for the business and general aviation industry (BA/GA) hosted over 150 of its members at the annual general meeting in Singapore on 11 June 2019. The AGM saw the new Board of Directors of six individuals elected through on-site members votes on June 11th, 2019. Mr. Wu Zhendong, one of the six, was elected under the new BoD as its Chairman for AsBAA effective from the time of the announcement in the AGM.
At this full capacity event in Singapore Hyatt Hotel, the other five of BoDs who will serve as Vice Chairman of AsBAA are: Phil Balmer, the former Vice-Chair and head of Hong Kong Chapter of AsBAA; Rocky Zhang, AsBAA Board of Governor and Chairman of China Mainland Committee; Max Motschmann, previously a member of the Board of Governors and key member of Philippine Chapter; Lou-Ann Seet from Collins Aerospace Singapore, and Paul Desgrosseilliers from Execujet, who is based at Joint Venture MRO in Tianjin, China.
Mr. Wu said, “This is an important time for AsBAA. We will work closely with the out-going Board of Directors to ensure a smooth transition while working to bring positive change and innovation to AsBAA. We hope to enhance the association to become a sharing platform through which members can contribute and share resources. As a board, we will focus on the value that AsBAA can bring to our members. We will also work closely with regional governments and authorities to support the growth of industry and make our voice heard within regulatory agencies. Finally, we will continue our programme of events and initiatives including AsBAA’s Icons of Aviation, AsBAA Safety Days and our work with IBAC, cope with climate change, support of biofuel, sustainable business practice and environment friendly operations.”
Jenny Lau, outgoing chairperson, stated “We welcome the new Board of Directors and we will support them during the transitional phase for the association. The new Board of Directors represents the diversity of the AsBAA membership and will allow the association to advocate on behalf of business aviation across Asia”.
The incoming Board of Directors will meet with the outgoing Board in the coming weeks to strategise the leadership handover and plan ahead for 2019-20.
Biographies of the Board candidates can be seen here.