EBAA appoints new CEO

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has announced the appointment of Brandon Mitchener as its new Chief Executive Officer, according to a 22 March 2017 news article published at the EBAA website. Mitchener’s appointment takes effect on 3 April 2017.

This news brings the organisation’s recruitment of Mitchener to its top executive position to a successful end. He boasts years of professional experience that will be crucial to executing EBAA’s mandate and charting the future of its programmes. According to the EBAA news article: “Mitchener’s career as a journalist and public affairs professional spans more than 25 years in Europe, including the last 20 in Brussels.”

Mitchener’s media and organisational management experience spans different industries and sectors in various parts of the world. The article notes: “Before joining EBAA, Mitchener headed corporate communications for Monsanto Co. in Europe and the Middle East for four years, where he helped position agricultural technology as part of the solution to global food security challenges.” He also has previous experience serving as First Solar Inc.’s Director of Public Relations for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). His outstanding achievements at First Solar included the establishment of “the company’s corporate communications presence in India, China, Thailand and Vietnam,” according to EBAA.

The article also points out that Mitchener is equipped with diverse knowledge of consultancy, having served in advisory roles with various companies in Europe. During his tenure at APCO Worldwide, he advised a host of corporate, non-governmental and governmental organisations. His areas of expertise included matters concerning the European Union and the media in general.

Mitchener’s experience in the media industry is particularly outstanding. According to EBAA: “Mitchener spent the first 15 years of his career as a journalist and foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, The International Herald Tribune and Dow Jones Newswires in New York, Germany and Brussels.”