The managing director of Angola-based flight support company BestFly, Nuno Pereira, has been voted by members of the African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) to become the organization’s new vice chairman. Pereira has been involved with AfBAA since its inception in May 2012, with BestFly given founding member status.
The aim of AfBAA is to represent the interests of Africa’s aircraft owners, operators and buyers to the business aviation community. It currently has 111 members.
In his new role, Pereira will support founding chairman Tarek Ragheb in lobbying African governments, highlighting the benefits of business aviation to the economy. With his supplementary role as chair of the budgeting committee, he will also manage forward finance and budgeting.
Chairman Ragheb said, “We are delighted that Nuno is taking up this prestigious and extremely important role for AfBAA. He understands the Association, our mission and vision, as well as having first-hand knowledge of the challenges affecting the growth of business aviation on the continent. Nuno is also an astute businessman, which will ensure he can add value to our strategic development. We thank Achuzie Ezenagu for his work in this role until now, and look forward to developing it further with Nuno.”