Embraer’s Urban Air Mobility subsidiary, Eve announced the appointment of Johann Bordais as its Chief Executive Officer.
The executive, who is currently President and CEO of Embraer Services & Support, will assume the new role as of September 1, 2023. Eve’s current co-CEOs, Andre Stein and Jerry DeMuro, will remain with the company in other roles.
“I am very grateful for Johann and his exceptional leadership, relentless focus on the customer experience and excellent results achieved in his 23 years dedicated to the Services & Support area,” said Francisco Gomes Neto, President and CEO of Embraer. “I am sure he will add significant value to Eve’s team during this new phase of the company and will consolidate Eve as a leading player in the new UAM industry.”
Bordais has led the Brazilian manufacturer’s Services and Support arm since its creation in 2016. It is Embraer’s most profitable and fastest growing division. Last year, the area had revenues of US$ 1.27 billion, accounting for 28% of the company’s revenues.
“Urban Air Mobility has the potential to revolutionize how people commute and travel with a direct impact on millions of lives. Supporting customers in a high-demand services environment with the right product is our mission. Eve has built a skilled team in recent years to deliver an effective and sustainable new mode of transportation, and I’m so proud and very excited to join this group,” said Johann Bordais.
Eve expects to fly the first electric demonstration aircraft in 2024 and begin operations in 2026.