BAN's World GazetteerQatar
Qatar Executive of Doha has added three members to its team. Roberto Hlaca joins as vice president of sales, marketing and strategy, captain Peter Resting takes on the role of flight operations vp, and David Edwards has been named executive vp, having joined from Gama Aviation. Ceo Akbar Al Baker says: “David brings a wealth of experience in the business aviation industry and will be instrumental in steering its operations to a new level.”
Edwards is to be responsible for guiding all strategic, commercial and operational aspects of the company's private jet division. He will focus on strengthening Qatar Executive's footprint in key markets such as the Middle East and the 'booming' countries like Russia and the CIS. He is also expected to establishing a presence in Africa and Asia.
Edwards says: “My aim is to expand this company's successful product portfolio which includes, apart from its core business aircraft charters, aircraft manage-ment, large airliner charter, maintenance and a full range of FBO services at Doha International airport.
“I am delighted to be joining Qatar Executive at this exciting time, and look forward to growing the business and the services we are able to offer our clients.”
The other new appoint-ments are also expected to lead to expansion. Hlaca, previously at VistaJet as on-demand sales vp, is tasked with reshaping the sales and marketing strategies at his new post, by launching new business initiatives and developing new growth markets to meet the company's targets.
Resting's background includes director of flight operations for ExecuJet Europe and he will be primarily responsible for ensuring the safe operation of Qatar Executive's aircraft. This also includes scheduling and recruiting flight deck crew to ensure that all regulatory requirements are met and that high quality operations are executed.