Rizon, the Middle East and UK-based business aviation service company, announced today the appointment of a new Group CEO. Swiss-born Patrick Enz, a former Vice President at Jet Aviation is to succeed Will Curtis. Will Curtis will step down after two years spearheading the development of the company in Doha, Qatar and London Biggin Hill. Brand new 120,000 sq ft hangar facilities housing new MRO and FBO activity at both locations are now close to opening.
Patrick Enz brings to Rizon considerable experience in the industry in both business/executive aviation and airline activity – including management roles for Swissair and Lufthansa AG – and in developing markets and customer relationships in the VVIP-segment and turn-key projects (MRO/FBOs) in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America. Prior to running his own business aviation consultancy, he was Vice President Business Development at Jet Aviation Management AG in Zurich.
“I have greatly enjoyed working with the terrific team that makes up Rizon and I have every confidence that the Company will be in very capable hands under Patrick’s guidance,” said Will Curtis. “I have enjoyed my time in the GCC and the experience has greatly enriched my outlook on life.”
“I am very proud to join Rizon Group and will do everything in my power to lead it to the next level in its already remarkable history,” says Patrick Enz. “I thank Will for his valuable contribution to the Group and am delighted to be given the privilege to take the next step with Rizon’s team of aviation experts.”
Ahmed Al-Mannai of Rizon’s Board of Directors added: “We are extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick as our new Group CEO and are looking forward to working together with him towards establishing Rizon as the leading business aviation company in the Middle East and placing it among the top quality firms on the global market.”