Gama appoints new general manager of UAE operations
posted | Thursday, 02 Aug 2012
Gama, the global business aviation and services group, has announced the appointment of Richard Lineveldt as general manager, Gama Aviation FZE, with the task of implementing its growth strategy throughout the Middle East and North Africa.
Lineveldt began his career in business aviation in South Africa. Prior to joining Gama in 2008, to establish the operations department of Gama’s Middle East and North African business, Lineveldt is said to have gained significant experience in a number of aviation operations roles around the world.
Lineveldt has been a key member of the Gama management team supporting a number of Gama’s recent expansion initiatives in the region. These have included the set-up of the exclusive operation of Sharjah International Airport’s executive handling service (fixed based operation) and the successful award of Gama’s UAE air operators certificate.
“Having been a member of the team that established Gama’s operations in the UAE in 2008, I have been fortunate enough to see the group grow, both regionally and internationally, to establish itself as one of the few truly global business aviation services providers,” said general manager, Gama Aviation FZE Richard Lineveldt.
“I particularly admire the fact that I am joining a Gama senior management team that is recognised and respected throughout our industry for its focus on safety, security, innovation and of course customer service.”
“I am delighted to be able to appoint Richard to his new position as general manager,” said managing director, Gama Aviation FZE, Dave Edwards.
“Richard’s appointment to help lead our activities in the Middle East and North Africa at a time of significant growth is well earned and recognises his personal contribution to Gama’s success in today’s challenging business aviation market.”