Gediminas Ziemelis

Chairman of the Board
Avia Solutions Group AB – Chairman of the Board
Avia Solutions Group AB – Development Director
Vertas Management AB – Chairman of the Board

Education:

2004 Mykolas Romeris University, master‘s degree in Law.

1999 Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, bachelor‘s degree in Business Management.

Experience:

2016-now – Board Member at Skygates Airlines
2010-now – Chief Business Development Officer at Avia Solutions Group
2009-now – Chairman of the Board at Avia Solutions Group
2012-2014 – Chairman of the Board at AviaAM Leasing

Global aviation-related activity:

2014 – 2017 Personally supported and consulted Chinese Banks (including ICBCL, CMBL and Skyco) with regard to financing aircraft sale-leaseback transactions in the CIS region. Total value of transactions – more than USD 2 B.

2015 Led a team of experts conducting a successful working session and negotiations regarding the establishment of a Joint Venture engaged in aircraft leasing together with the Henan Province and China Aviation Agency (HNCA). Deal worth USD 900 M.

2006 – 2013 Executed successful IPOs of 3 companies at OMX and WSE. Raised public capital worth USD 85 M.

International recognition:

2016 Received a prestigious European Business Award in recognition of his visionary business management and development skills; the same year, under his leadership, Avia Solutions Group was named a national public champion in the category of Entrepreneurship, earning a spot in the top 110 of European businesses.

2012 / 2014 Was acknowledged as one of the top 40 most talented young leaders in the global aerospace industry by the leading US aerospace magazine „Aviation Week“.

2011 Was awarded prestigious membership at YPO TOP 40 Under 40 (the Award) – a global platform of innovative executives who are under 40 and manage enterprises that generate annual revenues in excess of USD 45 M.

Languages:

Lithuanian, English, Russian

Research activity:

2010 A co-author of the feasibility study comprising a financial model; topic: Network with Developing New Type of Aircraft in the Fleet ATR42-500.

2010 A co-author of an annual corporate publication for airlines; subject: Aviaam: Global Market for Aircraft 2009 -2028.

2009 A report on the topic of How the Global Financial Crisis has Affected the Aviation Industry and what Challenges it will Face in 2010-2015.

Recent conferences / presentations / publications:

2017 A presentation for the conference organized by the leading national business media outlet Verslo Zinios; column – Executive Comment, topic – My Business Strategy 2018 (Part II)

2017 A presentation at the Alternative Investment Forum; topic – Aviation: the Gates to a Trillion USD Investment Opportunity in Asia.

2017 A presentation at the Lithuanian Employers’ Confederation Congress; topic – Prospect of the Lithuanian Economy: is it Time to Call for Urgent Help?

2017  A presentation at a Business Management Conference organized by the leading national business media outlet Verslo Zinios; topic: When your Business Horizon is the World or How to Sell “Cepelinai” Abroad.