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Gregoris Dassios

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

Gregoris has almost 30 years’ experience in our industry. Most of his career was spent at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France, where he held several engineering positions in Customer Support, which he later managed for part of Latin America, Central and South Eastern Europe and part of the Middle East, supporting airlines in the region.
He then moved to the procurement department and then to the commercial department as sales manager for Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe. For several years, he held the position of Regional Director covering Greece, Cyprus and Bulgaria for the Airbus Group – Commercial Aircraft, Helicopters, Defense and Space. In 2021, he joined Sky Express, one of the leading airlines in Greece as CEO. Greg holds his private pilot license.

Regions Europe
Speaks EN, FR, GR

Serena Hawkins

Commercial Director UK and HNWI

Serena Hawkins started her career in sales at a private specialised security firm in London, working her way to Premium Sales Manager before expanding her sales career in the luxury market, where she worked for the most exclusive VIP event in Formula One. With a keen interest in aviation, Serena has also been working as a Private jet charter broker as the Monaco representative for a London-based company.
Serena graduated from Newcastle University with a BA Honours in Business and Management.

Regions Europe
Speaks EN

Kriti Anastassakis

Commercial Director

Kriti Anastassakis specializes in financial modelling in addition to maintain and develop customer relationships for the Fixed Wing Commercial Team. She developed various models to evaluate aircraft transactions for investors and financial institutions. Kriti started her career in Oil & Gas Trading with Shell Oil Company in Houston, Texas where she was specifically involved in trade analysis activities for the Electricity trade desk, before moving to a business development role on the Natural Gas desk in London. Originally from the French Riviera, Kriti holds a Master Degree in Finance from the University of Houston, Texas.

Regions Africa, Europe, Latin america, North america, Oceania
Speaks EN, FR, SP,CHI

Nathalie Bunn

Communications and Corporate Affairs Director

Nathalie Bunn started her career in advertising in the DMB&B group in Paris. She then worked for Interfocus Ltd in London as an account director until early 2000. She ran her own agency based in France for several years and went on to work in sales and marketing for media in Monaco. Nathalie has been Communications and Corporate Affairs Director at Blueberry Aviation since 2009 and is in charge of marketing, human resources and compliance for Blueberry Aviation Group. Nathalie holds a Masters in communications and marketing after international studies in Switzerland, New York and Paris.

Regions Asia, Europe, Latin america, Middle East, North america
Speaks EN, FR, GER

Marino Modena

Vice-President Commercial

Marino has over 25 years’ experience in the commercial aviation industry. He started his international aviation experience in the airline industry at Volare, Italy between 1997 and 2003. He then joined Airbus in Toulouse where he spent the last 20 years and held different roles starting as Customer Support Manager, then as Marketing Director where he supported several sales campaigns worldwide. He moved to the Airbus Asset Management team in 2013 where he was in charge of the Marketing of second-hand aircraft. He joined the Airbus sales department as Regional Sales Director in 2016 covering Sub-Saharan Africa, Italy and Portugal. Marino holds an aerospace engineering degree from Bologna University in Italy.

Regions China, Latin america, North america
Speaks EN, FR, IT, SP

Pavel Berstou

Intelligence Analyst

Pavel Berstou is an accomplished intelligence and market analysist. He previously served as a Portfolio Analyst at Financial Strategy in Monaco for two years supporting the implementation of investment strategies through market and sector analysist. He was formerly an Investment Analyst at Manifesto Market in Prague, where he gained experience screening and analysing investment opportunities. His previous work experiences at Commerzbank AG, Uniter Investment Company, BNP Paribas, and Edmond De Rothschild equipped him with a comprehensive understanding of financial performance and investment analysis.
Pavel holds a Master’s Degree in International Economics & Commercial Diplomacy as well as a BSc (Hons) in Real Estate Management. He speaks fluent in English, Russian, and French.

Regions Africa, Asia, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Europe, Latin america, Middle East, North america, Oceania, Russia
Speaks EN, RUS, FR

Girish Laungani

Commercial Director India

Girish has 24 Years of aviation experience with positions in Business aviation in India and the UK. Between 2010 and 2022 he was business Head & accountable Manager for Indiabulls (AASL) then Business Head of Aviation at Clivedale UK.
Prior to that, he worked in Sales and Customer service at Virgin Atlantic, and Air Sahara where he oversaw sales, operations and customer service.
Girish holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and has completed an Executive Program in Strategic Management (IIM). He also is a Private Pilot Licence Holder from USA. He is fluent in English and Hindi.

Regions Asia
Speaks EN, HIND

Siegfried Warga

Commercial Representative Germany & Austria

Siegfried started his career in 1979 at MBB, Munich Germany (now Airbus Helicopters) as a Helicopter service engineer.
Following 10 years in the maintenance department he became Technical Representative in the Customer Support Team in the Middle East. He then held the Area Service Manager position within the Customer Support team in Germany. In 2000 he took over Customer support Marketing activities promoting retrofits and upgrades, and became Sales Manager for Customer Support Activities a year later with a large customer portfolio. In 2007 he was in charge of the Pre-owned Helicopter Business Engineering for all Airbus helicopters German products worldwide and the Airbus Helicopter range in East Europe and Middle East. In 2011, he was made Business Development Senior Manager for pre-owned helicopter trades within Business Development department.

Regions Europe
Speaks GER, ENG

Philippe Minot

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR MIDDLE EAST

Philippe started his career in 1988 working for Dassault Aviation and Dassault Electonique in internal engineering project management. He moved to Marketing and Sales in 1995 to define and implement business strategies for Avionics and on-board electronics sales. He then became Sales Manager for Satcom products division for Dassault Electronique – Thomson CSF-RCM responsible for sales of Avionic Systems to civil (Airlines, A/C manufacturers, completion centers) and military customers (Air Forces)
In 2000 he took on the Export Sales Area Manager Middle-East role at Thales Airborne Systems in the Aerospace Division.
In 2006 he became Head Of Sales – Middle-East at AIRBUS HELICOPTERS covering Civilian and Military products (Helicopter Range from civilian VIPs to Military Defense Ministers). Philippe is bilingual French/English and holds a helicopter pilot license.

Regions Middle East
Speaks EN, FR

Sofiane Cherchali

VICE-PRESIDENT CONTRACTS

Sofiane is a qualified solicitor in England, and a qualified lawyer in France and Spain. He started his career in aircraft finance in English law firm Stephenson Harwood’s Paris office. He then worked Paris head offices of Proparco and Bpifrance, both French financiancial institutions and then for TSE, a French independent solar energy developer and producer, specializing in finance and corporate law matters.
Besides his law degrees, Sofiane also holds a Master in business and management from ESCP Business School in Paris. He speaks fluent English, French and Spanish.

Regions Africa, Asia, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Europe, Latin america, Middle East, North america, Oceania
Speaks EN, F, SP, ARB

Joanna Lumanlan

Commercial Director - South East Asia

Joanna Lumanlan worked for Eurocopter Philippines from 2007 to 2010 managing, monitoring & developing private commercial helicopter operator accounts and handling training requirements for local customers. Joanna joined Eurocopter South East Asia in 2010 where she initially acted as Customer Support responsible for regional customer trainings, and was in charge of pre-owned inventory sales for ESEA. Joanna holds a BA in Computer Science and speaks Filipino and English.

Regions Asia
Speaks EN, FR, PHI

Philippa Cottle

Head of Legal & Director Blueberry Aviation Ltd/Corp

Philippa Cottle qualified as a solicitor in England, starting her career in banking and financial law at a leading London firm. In 1989 she joined Airbus, Toulouse as legal counsel working on the financing of new aircraft and aircraft programs, the leasing of used aircraft and the establishment and running of the corporate subsidiaries in the Airbus group. In 1993 she was appointed head of the Washington DC office of international law firm Linklaters. Moving to Dublin in 2002 she worked for a leading commercial law firm before joining Blueberry Aviation. She is qualified to practice law in Ireland and holds qualifications in company administration and dispute resolution.

Regions Europe
Speaks EN, FR

Randi Bergi

Sales Engineer

Prior to joining Blueberry Aviation Randi served as Social Media/Marketing and Sales Manager at REMÓT Travel in the Faroe Islands and established B2B partnerships and managed brand image and media relations. She previously was Sales Associate/Social Media Manager at Amarant Bakery from 2020 to July 2021. Randi Bergi was born into aviation and joining commercial aviation was part of a natural evolution! She holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management, and is fluent in English, Faroese, Danish and Norwegian.

Regions Africa, Asia, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Europe, Latin america, Middle East, North america, Oceania
Speaks EN, DAN, NORW, FAROE

GIANFRANCO SOTTOTETTI

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

Gianfranco Sottotetti has over 40 years professional experience in all segments of the civil and government aerospace industry.

He started his career at Rinaldo Piaggio (Genova, Italy) supporting the Italian Market Government Sales of engines and aircraft.He was later posted in Rolls Royce UK for 4 years to cooperate with Turbomeca and RR on the development of the RTM 322 engine.

In 1994 he was VP in charge of Piaggio Aviation based in USA to produce, sell and support the P180 Avanti aircraft for Northern and Central American markets .Gianfranco then joined Agusta Finmeccanica in 1999, where he held several management positions based first in Sydney managing South East Asia , Australasia and the Pacific Islands.He was then Director of Sales for AgustaWestland based in China (Shanghai) to develop Helicopter Sales. In 2013 he became head of International Government Business for AgustaWestland to run worldwide government sales.

Gianfranco became Managing Director of NH Industries to run the largest European Helicopter program in association with Airbus and Fokker.
Prior to leaving Leonardo in 2020 he was CEO of Sistemi Dinamici, a programme developing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

Regions Africa, Asia, Latin america, Middle East, Oceania
Speaks EN, FR, IT

Julien Di Carlo

Technical Director

Julien Di Carlo started working at Eurocopter Marignane in 2006 in the Ecureuil technical support team, he moved on to the Eurocopter Production System team and later as Mechanical assembly line Manager. He then relocated to Eurocopter Philippines in 2009 where he became deputy Operations Manager until 2011. Julien holds a Bachelor in Aeronautics and speaks French and English.

Regions Africa, Asia, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Europe, Latin america, Middle East, North america, Oceania, Russia
Speaks EN, FR

YANN BALLET

SENIOR ADVISER

Yann has accumulated over 30 years of financing experience in aircraft and structured finance. He was previously VP Structured Finance at Airbus, which he joined in 1987 where he held various senior positions in France, the USA, Ireland and UAE and built strong relationships within the financing communities.

His experience covers a wide range of aircraft financing structures ( mortgage debt, leasing, capital markets, Islamic financing, investment funds…) and corporate financing.

In the recent years Yann was responsible for designing and implementing a private non-payment insurance programme for Airbus Aircraft (Balthazar) that has supported the financing of 23 aircraft over the past 3 years. He was also involved in advising commercial teams for several airlines on restructuring schemes rolled out during the Covid-19 crisis.

Regions Asia, Europe, Middle East, North america
Speaks English, French, Spanish

Emmanuelle Del Giovane

Marketing Consultant & Spare Parts Manager

Emmanuelle Del Giovane – Cortes has experience the fields of project management, communication, business development and quality processes.  She worked in France until 2011 for associative medical and public administrative bodies, before joining Blueberry Aviation’s spare parts team in Germany in 2012. Emmanuelle speaks English, Spanish, French and German and holds master degrees in Management of Health and Social institutions, and Communication.

Regions Africa, Asia, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Europe, Latin america, Middle East, North america, Oceania, Russia
Speaks EN, FR, SP, GER

MARINA KIRILLOVA

HELICOPTER SALES ENGINEER

Marina Kirillova has been working with the Blueberry Aviation’s helicopter team since 2016 after obtaining a business BA and an LLM International Business and Commercial Law degree. she supports the team at every stage of the transaction’s lifecycle from initiation to the end, with emphasis on legal and logistics. Marina also assists the team with marketing projects.

Regions Eastern Europe, Russia
Speaks EN, FR, RU

Cezar Mihailescu

Commercial Director

Cezar Mihailescu holds Bachelor’s degrees in Economic Management and Communications & Public Relations, and a Masters in International Business and Trade . He started his career as marketing representative for the HYSTER (forklifts) dealership in Romania, before working with Blueberry Aviation to actively support the commercial teams with marketing and intelligence. Cezar is a keen team player with a high interest in all things automotive.

Regions Africa, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Europe, Middle East, North america, Oceania
Speaks EN, RO, FR

Marc Hovaguimian

Technical Director

Marc Hovaguimian, was previously with Group Aeroconseil as Project Manager for Airbus Asset Management between 1995 and 2003. Marc was Technical Services Manager with French Maintenance Centre AOM Industries (originally Minerve, now Sabena Technics). He started with Minerve, in 1987 as Engineering Manager before being appointed its Resident Representative at McDonnell Douglas (Long Beach, USA) responsible for aircraft acceptance and manufacturing follow up. Marc started his career as a graduate engineer in the Design Office of engine manufacturer SNECMA in 1985.

Regions Africa, Asia, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Europe, Latin america, Middle East, North america, Oceania, Russia
Speaks EN, FR

Kevin Poesy

Commercial Director

Kevin Poesy holds a Master’s degree in Strategic Marketing. He previously performed internships at Airbus Helicopters headquarters and worked at the subsidiaries in Singapore and Philippines in Marketing and Business Development. He then relocated to Airbus Helicopters India where he became Sales Manager for South India civil helicopter market.

Regions Africa, Asia, Europe, Russia
Speaks EN, FR

Mary Carmen del Madrid

Commercial Director

Mary Carmen Madrid worked for Eurocopter Mexico from 2005 to 2009 where she initially acted as Customer Support Responsible for Mexican Institutions and States and ultimately Regional Sales Manager for the Central America Region, Colombia and Ecuador. Mary Carmen started her career at Shell Mexico as Buyer and Inventories Analyst and then as Finance Analyst at Shell International Limited in London.
Mary Carmen graduated in International Business Administration from HEC Montreal and holds a Master’s degree in Luxury Marketing Management from ISC Paris.

Regions Europe, Latin america
Speaks EN, FR, SP, IT, PORT

Susi Tinca

Client and Corporate Services Manager

After graduating with a college degree in the Netherlands, Susi obtained a Language Sciences Bachelors Degree in France.
She built her career in Monaco where she joined a trust management company in the treasury department for 15 years.
She then worked in private international banking for Citibank, SOCGEN, CMB and ABN AMRO for Northern Europe Clients prior to joining Blueberry Aviation.
Susi speaks Dutch, English and French fluently.

Regions Africa, Asia, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Europe, Latin america, Middle East, North america, Oceania
Speaks EN, NL, FR

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