Eve appoints Johann Bordais as CEO
Eve Air Mobility has appointed Embraer’s president and CEO of Services & Support, Johann Bordais as its new CEO. Current co-CEOs Andre Stein and Jerry DeMuro, will take on new roles at Eve.
Bordais has led Embraer’s Services & Support business since it was founded in 2016. He has been credited with transforming the area into the Brazilian OEM’s most profitable business, with reported revenues of $1.27bn last year — 28% of Embraer’s total revenue.
Luís Carlos Affonso, chairman of Eve’s Board, said: “Eve has made incredible progress and accomplished important milestones in the development of an eVTOL aircraft and the urban air ecosystem under the leadership of Jerry and Stein. Now, with the acceleration of our vehicle development and increased focus on operations and entry-into-service of our eVTOL, Johann Bordais’ leadership and experience successfully leading a global business will be an outstanding addition to Eve’s team, helping our mission to create UAM.”
Bordais said he believes UAM has the potential to impact how millions travel. “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,” he said.
Jerry DeMuro will remain at Eve as executive vice president of Corporate Development until the end of October to assist the transition. DeMuro joined in September 2021 as co-CEO and and helped to deliver Eve’s SPAC transaction. DeMuro said: “I believe Eve is uniquely positioned to become a leading player in a potential $760 billion Urban Air Mobility market. Our pipeline of orders, full support from Embraer and a large group of strategic partners are key differentiators. I look forward to continuing to help Eve accomplish its vision of sustainable urban aviation.”
Andre Stein will assume the role of chief strategy officer at Eve in the US. Responsible for the commercialisation, growth and launch strategies with international partners scheduled from 2026 onwards. “We believe that the UAM market has enormous potential in the coming years based on an efficient, zero-emissions transport proposition. I will continue to support Eve to reach vehicle type certification, entry-in-service, scale its manufacturing and support operations globally,” said Stein.
Meanwhile, Kenn Ricci has announced he is to resign from Eve’s board by the end of October. At that time, the plan is for DeMuro to be appointed as Ricci’s replacement. “Eve is another success case of our long-term partnership with Embraer as we share similar values and an extraordinary passion for innovation, sustainable aviation and emerging technologies,” said Ricci.