AVIAA appoints new Chairman of the Board in time for EBACE

posted on 14th May 2019 by William Hayes

AVIAA, back at EBACE for the second year running, has announced the arrival of a new Chairman of the Board, Les Popiolek.

The annual European business aviation conference and exhibition will mark the aviation debut for Mr. Popiolek, who also currently serves as COO of Valify, a GPO technology platform for health care providers.

 “The arrival of Les Popiolek into the business, a renowned strategist with exceptional business acumen and broad expertise in group purchasing, will serve us well,” said AVIAA CEO Gillian Hayes.

Formally launched in May 2018, California-based AVIAA expanded their footprint in Europe by acquiring UK-based GPO business Convolus in January this year.

Former Convolus CEO Irena Deville, now Managing Director EMEA of AVIAA, will lead the company’s participation at EBACE and said: “This show is valuable as we focus on adding more supply partners across all spending categories and expand our geographical reach.”