Air charter specialist Chapman Freeborn has made two senior appointments and has opened an office in Saudi Arabia.

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Alain Champonnois, President (IMEA), Chapman Freeborn

Mark Thibault has been named president, Asia Pacific (APAC). He has been in business aviation for 40 years, holding business, quality, safety, and senior management roles for well-known operators in the Middle East, Asia, and the USA. 

Alain Champonnois, meanwhile, has been appointed as president, India, Middle East and Africa (IMEA). He has held senior positions in business aviation for over 25 years and will focus on accelerating Chapman Freeborn’s growth in the region. As part of that expansion, Chapman Freeborn has opened an office in Riyadh. The company said this was in response to “growing demand in the region and to better service customers operating within IMEA”.