Bombardier appoints Francois Cognard as VP, sales, Southeast Asia
Mr. Cognard is an accomplished senior sales leader who will focus on a region of Oceania that comprises Australia, New Zealand, the island of New Guinea, and neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean and South-East Asia.
Mr. Cognard began his aviation career in 1996 with Airbus and has acquired extensive international experience in the aviation industry over the past 20 years.
Prior to joining Bombardier, he was theVice President, Head of Sales, Middle East and North Africa based in Dubai, U.A.E. for Airbus and managed sales activities for customers such as Emirates Airline, Air Arabia, EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, and Air Alg退rie.
Prior to this, he was based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he was responsible for Airbus commercial activities in South-East Asia. He also worked in Toulouse, France and was accountable for Sales in Southern Africa.
Mr. Cognard has a Master`s degree in Business Law from the Universit退 des Sciences Sociales de Toulouse, and he is an M.B.A. graduate from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, U.S.A. In 1995 he obtained a Master of Sciences degree in Air Transport Management from the College of Aeronautics at Cranfield University in the United Kingdom.