ACC Aviation Group’s global aviation consultancy has announced the appointment of Mehrad Jaberansari as their new Business Development Manager.
Mehrad joins ACC having previously held the position of Manager, Airline Strategy Consulting, after completing his MBA at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain and working in International Business Development at the social enterprise, AUARA.
CEO and VP, Advisory, Rob Watts, comments: “We are pleased to welcome Mehrad back in a new role and are confident that his previous experience of the company, as well as the knowledge he has gained outside of the organisation and industry, will be immensely valuable as ACC embarks on the next phase of development.”
On his appointment, Mehrad says: “It is a pleasure to be joining ACC at such an exciting point in its journey.
“I am looking forward to working with the team, connecting with new colleagues and contributing to continued expansion and development.”
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