Embraer’s has appointed the former vice president of commercial aviation for the Middle East and Africa, Arjan Meijer as the new president and chief executive of the Brazilian company’s commercial aircraft division.
Meijar succeeds John Slattery and will report directly to Embraer President and CEO Francisco Gomes Neto, and the move will be effective immediately.
Meijar has been Chief Commercial Officer of Embraer Commercial Aviation since January 2017. He has been responsible for the global Marketing and Sales functions across six different regions, helping the company to achieve 35 airline deals. He joined the company in April 2016 as Vice President of Commercial Aviation for Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Russia.
Prior to joining Embraer, Arjan spent 15 years in various executive roles at the KLM Group. His last two roles were Vice President of Technical Services and Fleet Development at KLM’s regional subsidiary KLM Cityhopper and Managing Director at KLM UK Engineering in Norwich. Arjan earned a Master’s in Aeronautical Engineering from Delft Technical University in the Netherlands and a Master’s in Business Administration from Purdue University in the United States.