Director Leasing, South-East Asia
Mr. Bowden joined the Milestone Commercial team in November 2019. He is responsible for commercial activity in South-East Asia. He previously worked at Maersk Drilling where he had been a Senior Contract Negotiator for offshore drilling units in both the North Sea and South-East Asia. Prior to joining Maersk Drilling, he worked in the Commercial department at CHC covering Africa and Eurasia. He started his career as a Lynx pilot and commissioned officer in the British Army where he spent 8 years.
Vice President Commercial, Africa & Middle East
Ms. Brugirard joined the Milestone Commercial team in 2018. She is responsible for managing customer relationships and customer service delivery as well as achieving growth targets, portfolio placement and commercial development within the Africa & Middle East region. She has over 16 years’ experience in the aviation industry. Prior to joining Milestone, Ms. Brugirard held the positions of Sales Manager at Royal Jet in Abu Dhabi and Vice President Sales at Fly Comlux in Bahrain. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, The Netherlands, and speaks fluent English, French, Dutch and Spanish.
Vice President Commercial, Europe
Mr. Farnese joined the Milestone Commercial team in 2018. He is responsible for managing key customer accounts and OEM partnerships, and commercial development within Europe. He started his career in Accenture Consulting and has been in the helicopter business since 2007, when he joined AgustaWestland, now Leonardo Helicopters, as a Product Marketing Manager. He spent two years in Agusta’s Farnborough-UK office where he covered various sales and marketing roles, the last being Head of Civil Market Development. In 2014, he joined Bell Helicopter as Regional Sales Manager Leader in Europe where he opened the Company’s Milan office, increased sales and brand awareness in the region and re-established Bell Helicopter presence in key markets such as the UK, Italy, Germany and Austria. Mr. Farnese holds a Master of Science in Impact Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (US) and a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and TU Delft.
Vice President Commercial, USA & Canada
Ms. Garmi joined the Milestone Commercial team in 2017. She is responsible for managing key customer accounts and OEM partnerships, identifying new opportunities, sales and acquisitions of helicopters. She has over 17 years’ experience in the helicopter industry. Ms. Garmi started her career in South-East Asia working for Airbus Helicopters in Malaysia as Customer Support Director where she was a key contributor to the creation and growth of the subsidiary. In 2011, she moved to Safran Helicopter Engines Malaysia where she was the Deputy Managing Director, responsible for ensuring the achievement of the organizational vision and strategy. Before joining Milestone, she was responsible for the management of all sales and marketing activities for Rotortrade, driving origination of sales opportunities and execution. She speaks fluent French, English, Spanish and Arabic.
Vice President Commercial – Latin America & The Caribbean
Mr. Mansur joined the Milestone team in 2023. He is responsible for managing customer accounts and commercial development in Latin America & the Caribbean. He has over 20 years’ experience in the helicopter industry. Prior to joining Milestone, he held various positions including General Commercial Manager at Lider Aviation and Director, Corporate at Bristow Helicopters. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from União de Negócios e Administração and an MBA in Finance from Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais. He speaks fluent Portuguese, Spanish and English.
Director Leasing, Emerging Markets
Mr. Molony joined the Milestone team in 2017. He is responsible for managing customer relationships and business development in emerging markets. He has six years’ experience in the helicopter industry. He previously held the role of Director, Pricing and Analysis & Leasing Support where he was responsible for deal structuring and pricing. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Dublin and a Diploma in Aviation Leasing and Finance from the Law Society of Ireland.
Vice President Commercial, India and North-East Asia
Ms. Tzagaki joined the Milestone team in 2015. She is responsible for managing customer relationships and commercial development in India and North-East Asia. She has 11 years’ experience in the financial services sector including seven years in the helicopter industry. She served as AVP Leasing Operations, responsible for deal structuring and pricing, before being promoted to VP Leasing Operations in 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Piraeus in Athens and a Master’s in Accounting and Control from Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, and speaks fluent English and Greek.