The European Business Aviation Association has announced the appointment of Holger Krahmer, as the new secretary-general.
He is set to take over the reins of the association at the start of 2024.
With nearly two decades of dedicated service to the EU institutions, Holger brings a deep understanding of the intricacies of the institutions and the political landscape in Brussels.
His tenure in the European Parliament, from 2004 to 2014, saw him influence major dossiers in the transport sector, notably driving critical discussions around the incorporation of airlines into the EU’s Emission Trading Scheme and the Single European Sky initiative.
“We are very pleased to welcome Holger at EBAA, especially during these challenging times for Business aviation in Europe,” said EBAA chairman Juergen Wiese.
“Given his diverse industry experience, notable tenure in Brussels as a legislator, and a commendable record in transport industry advocacy, we are optimistic about fortifying both EBAA and European business aviation under his guidance.”
Holger’s journey beyond the Parliament continued to be steeped in leadership. Since 2015, he has played roles in the automotive sector, notably with Opel/Groupe PSA as Director European Affairs.
For the last few years, he has been the face of Mercedes-Benz Group (formerly Daimler) in Brussels, serving as the head of the group representative office.
Before embarking on his journey with the EU, Holger’s professional roots were in the banking sector, where he enriched institutions like Commerzbank and Berliner Bank with his expertise from 1990 to 2004.
“Being intimately familiar with the challenges of the European transportation sector and how the European institutions work,” said Krahmer.
“I look forward to this exciting position and I am well aware of the huge tasks that lie ahead to ensure that Business Aviation will continue to thrive, connect regions and enable economic and societal development as well as serve as an incubator for innovations to the overall aviation industry.”