Menzies Aviation grows Middle East, Africa and Asia leadership team with three senior appointments03/08/21
Menzies Aviation, the global aviation logistics specialist, today announces the appointment of three senior members to the Middle East, Africa and Asia (MEAA) team: John Henderson as Senior Vice President Operations MEAA, Gemma Sinclair as Vice President HR MEAA, and Kevin Constant as Vice President Operations Pakistan. These appointments represent Menzies’ commitment to building its presence in the MEAA region as part of its emerging market growth strategy.
John Henderson will be joining as Senior Vice President Operations, bringing a wealth of operational knowledge and experience, having worked in aviation ground handling for almost 30 years, 11 of which have been with Menzies. Most recently he served as Senior Vice President UK and Ireland for Menzies. In his new role he will be focused on growing the business across the MEAA region and integrating Menzies’ new start-up operations in Iraq and Pakistan. Starting in September, he will be based in the Dubai office.
In her new position of Vice President, Human Resources MEAA, Gemma Sinclair will bring 15 years of experience and invaluable insights from her global role at an oil trading company, as well as industry know-how from previously held positions at Emirates Group and dnata supporting their Engineering, Ground Handling and Passenger Services teams. Gemma will also be based in the Dubai office.
Finally, Kevin Constant will be joining Menzies as Vice President Operations, Pakistan and will be based there from September. Kevin has over ten years’ industry experience, including in several senior management positions across airport relations and ground handling at Brussels Airlines, in Cameroon and Belgium. Most recently he worked as an independent consultant on projects in the aviation sector in Pakistan, through which he has gained extensive market knowledge.
Charles Wyley, Executive Vice President, Middle East, Africa and Asia said: “I look forward to welcoming John, Gemma and Kevin to the MEAA team. They join at an exciting juncture, as we focus on further building the Menzies brand and expanding our footprint in emerging markets. Their combined expertise will be essential in developing our existing operations, particularly in Iraq and Pakistan where we recently started-up, and helping secure new business opportunities.”