Falcon Aerospace Limited, a Nigerian powerhouse in business aviation, appointed Jean-Claude Kouyo as its Director of Growth for the Europe, Middle-East, and African (EMEA) regions.
Jean-Claude Kouyo, an experienced Ivorian flight safety and support specialist, joins the leadership team to steer Falcon Aero’s ambitious growth plans across these critical markets. Bilingual in English and French, Kouyo’s educational background spans France and the United States, equipping him with a global perspective crucial for his new role.
“We’re thrilled to welcome JC (Jean-Claude) to our team,” said Erika Achum, CEO of Falcon Aero. “His extensive expertise and international perspective are exactly what we need to navigate the complexities of global expansion.”
Falcon Aero, known for its diverse aviation services including aircraft charter, maintenance, and fractional ownership, has been making significant strides internationally. The company owns a portfolio of subsidiaries, including Vivajets, Charterxe, and FlyPJX, extending its reach beyond its Nigerian roots to other African countries, Europe, and the Middle-East, with recent expansions into North America.
Furthermore, Tejumade Salami, Chief Operating Officer of Falcon Aero, remarked, “Jean-Claude’s joining us is a testament to our relentless pursuit of global dominance. Our African heritage is a source of pride, and we’re excited to bring our unique approach to business connectivity to a wider international stage.”
Kouyo, with over two decades in the aviation sector, has a rich background in flight training, sales, strategy, and marketing. Before joining Falcon Aero, he held significant roles at Jetex Flight Support and AV8 MRO. His academic credentials include a Bachelor of Sciences in Professional Aeronautics from the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA, and a B.E. in Propulsion from the Air Force Technical School in France.
Expressing his enthusiasm, Kouyo said, “Joining the Falcon Aerospace group is a privilege. I’m eager to contribute to this talented team and support the CEO’s vision of elevating our business aviation services in the EMEA regions.”