Bombardier Aerospace names Jahid Fazal-Karim vice-président, international sales, Business Aircraft

Bombardier Aerospace today formally appointed Jahid Fazal-Karim as vice-president, international sales, Bombardier Aerospace, Business Aircraft. Based in Montréal, Mr. Fazal-Karim oversees Bombardier’s four international sales teams, as well as all government sales. He reports to Peter Edwards, president, Bombardier Business Aircraft.

“I am pleased to have Jahid lead our international sales force,” says Mr. Edwards. “I am confident that his knowledge and experience in the business jet industry will help drive the international presence of Bombardier business aircraft to new heights.”

Mr. Fazal-Karim first joined Bombardier Aerospace in 2001 as regional vice-president, sales, Americas. He has over 10 years of experience in sales and marketing of both used and new aircraft. A native of Madagascar, Mr. Fazal-Karim graduated from the French National College of Aeronautics (ENAC), and has a master’s degree in Air Transport Management.

As vice-president, Mr. Fazal-Karim leads four regional sales teams and a government sales team, each staffed by sales directors, sales administrators, and office support. Four regional vice-presidents report to Mr. Fazal-Karim, each responsible for sales in their region: Bob Horner, Europe; Fabio Rebello, Latin America; David Dixon, Asia-Pacific; and Michael Fahey, Middle East and Africa. In addition, Derek Gilmour, regional vice-president, missionized aircraft sales, directs missionized Bombardier business jet sales worldwide.

Bombardier Aerospace, a unit of Bombardier Inc., is a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative aviation products and provides services for the regional, business and amphibious aircraft markets. It also offers Bombardier Flexjet* and Bombardier Skyjet* business aircraft programs, technical services, and aircraft maintenance and pilot training for business, regional airline and military customers.

Bombardier Inc., a diversified manufacturing and services company, is a world-leading manufacturer of business jets, regional aircraft, rail transportation equipment and motorized recreational products. It also provides financial services and asset management in business areas aligned with its core expertise. Headquartered in Montréal, Canada, the Corporation has a workforce of some 75,000 people and manufacturing facilities in 25 countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2003 stood at $23.7 billion Cdn. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto, Brussels and Frankfurt stock exchanges (BBD, BOM and BBDd.F).

*Trademarks of Bombardier Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

Information:
Leo Knaapen
Bombardier Aerospace
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