Eve Air Mobility has announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Johann Bordais, current President and CEO of Embraer Services & Support, as its Chief Executive Officer from 1 September. Eve’s current co-CEOs, Andre Stein and Jerry DeMuro, will remain at Eve with new roles.

“Eve has made incredible progress and accomplished important milestones in the development of an eVTOL aircraft and the urban air ecosystem under the leadership of Jerry and Stein,” said Luís Carlos Affonso, Chairman of Eve’s Board. “Now, with the acceleration of our vehicle development and increased focus on operations and entry-into-service of our eVTOL, Johann Bordais’s leadership and experience successfully leading a global business will be an outstanding addition to Eve’s team, helping our mission to create Urban Air Mobility.”

Bordais comes to Eve from Embraer’s Services & Support division which he has led since its 2016 foundation. Under his leadership, the unit became Embraer’s fastest-growing and most profitable business, with reported revenues of $1.27 billion in 2022,  28% of Embraer’s total revenue. Speaking about his appointment, Bordais said, “Urban Air Mobility has the potential to revolutionise how people commute and travel with a direct impact on millions of lives. Supporting customers in a high-demand services environment with the right product is our mission. Eve has built a skilled team in recent years to deliver an effective and sustainable new mode of transportation, and I’m so proud and very excited to join this group.”

Jerry DeMuro will remain at Eve as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development through the end of October 2023 to assist Johann in the transition. He is expected to join the Eve Board of Directors, succeeding Kenn Ricci, who is stepping down to pursue his other business interests. Meanwhile, Andre Stein will assume the role of Chief Strategy Officer at Eve, based in the United States. He will be responsible for defining Eve’s strategy, including commercialisation, growth and the development and execution of launch strategies with Eve’s international partners and operators.

 

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