Jet Aviation is pleased to announce the appointment of David Best as head of its Global Business Development department. Best is based in Palm Beach, FL, reporting directly to Johannes Turzer, Senior Vice President of Strategic Global Growth.
The Global Business Development department falls within the company’s newly established Strategic Global Growth division, led by Johannes Turner. As head of Global Business Development, Best will identify, investigate, evaluate, develop and integrate strategic business alliances. He will further drive the company’s continuous improvement culture by defining a comprehensive global business development process for new market initiatives and opportunities in both new and existing markets.
Best joins the company from Claymore Hill Advisory LLC based in Orlando, FL, a global aviation and business advisory consultancy of which he was the founder and principal. Prior to returning to the U.S. in 2015, David was President of BBA Aviation Asia Pacific, based in Singapore, leading strategic development of the Services and Aftermarket business, along with the operational performance of other BBA Aviation companies in the region. He previously served as Signature Flight Support Chief Commercial Officer in the USA and as Signature’s Managing Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa, where he grew the business to 23 FBOs in Europe. He is a graduate of the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, United Kingdom, where he earned his MBA and is a member of the Institute of Directors.
“David has lived and worked in Europe, Asia and the U.S. throughout his business career, and brings the necessary knowledge and expertise in all aspects of strategy, corporate growth, acquisitions and business aviation infrastructure to this new role,” said Turzer. “I have no doubt that he’ll add great value to the company, while ensuring our growth strategy is globally aligned and executed effectively.