Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Jean-Paul Boutibou has a strong airline background having worked for four years with UTA French Airlines based in Paris (France) and has been at the edge of competition for 12 years as Airbus Industries Sales Director for the Middle-East and Africa.
Whilst at Airbus, he successfully directed sales campaigns in the UAE, Morocco, Iran, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Syria, and was indirectly involved in many others by way of Aircraft Trade-outs.
Jean-Paul spent the last three years of his career with Airbus based in Dubai, heading the Airbus Sales and Marketing Regional Office.
He then took the interesting opportunity to create his own company ABJAD in 2003. He founded Executive Aircraft Sales in 2009 and became Chief Technical Officer of Palma Capital, a DIFC regulated Investment bank, in 2011. Lastly, he opened a One Stop Shop of Emergency Equipment covering ATA chapters 25, 26, 32, 35, 52 which opened in UAE on December 2013 as an extension of Bigata France.
In April 2016, Jean-Paul joined Bombardier Commercial Aircraft as Vice President for Sales in Middle East and Africa, still based in Dubai, extending his reach to Europe, Russia and CIS from March 2019.
Joined Mitsubishi Heavy Industry and the newly Consultancy and Advisory division in June 2020 following the take over of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft by MHI.
Having graduated from INSEEC French Business School, Jean-Paul went on to earn his MBA degree from Fordham University NYC.
Jean-Paul is married, a father of a 26 years-old Son and a 23 year-old Daughter. He is a Ski and Trail / Trek addicted, pleasure diver and a Rugby former player and huge fan.
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Africa offers a unique set of opportunities for different manufacturers – smaller passenger numbers, challenging routes, different airline models. OEMs talk about how they are adapting and using these conditions to add to their order books. Where are the key opportunities for OEMs to build sustainable business relationships and how is the customer base evolving?