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Phil Seymour

President and Chief Operating Officer
IBA Group Limited

A skilled and practiced Engineer, Phil has over 35 years experience having worked within the Airline, Aircraft Maintenance, Aircraft and Engine Leasing and Consultancy businesses. His expertise includes start-up airline and leasing business operations, airline management at Board level, project management, aircraft and engine purchase and lease transactions. Phil started his career with British Airways in 1976 - completing UK CAA aircraft maintenance engineer's courses, ONC, HND and a Diploma in Management Studies, before moving to Saudi Arabian Airlines in Riyadh. Further moves to Dan-Air and Air Europe saw Phil moving from maintenance production to technical services. Phil was also one of the management team that set up Ambassador Airways in 1993. In 1997 Phil became an ISTAT Certified Appraiser and is the current Chairman of the ISTAT International Appraisers' Program until March 2015. Phil joined IBA as Technical Services Director in 1997, later becoming Managing Director in September 2001, before taking his current role as President and Chief Operating Officer in May 2009. Phil is used regularly as an Expert Witness and has worked on several high profile cases in the field of Aircraft and Engine valuations. Phil is also the Accountable Manager, with respect to IBA's UK CAA and EASA certification process.

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