Office: Toronto, ON
I am thrilled to be joining Avia NG, an organization that has quickly become a leader in the field of airport design and planning in Canada. With decades of experience in the aviation industry, and having recently completed my Executive MBA, I am looking forward to bringing my unique perspective, skill set and passion for the aviation industry together to benefit this organization and its clients. Joining Avia NG presents an exciting new opportunity for me, and I look forward to joining the team and bringing Avia NG to the next level in client service and innovation.
I am a seasoned, strategic and action-oriented Executive with expertise in Airport, Airline, Government and Stakeholder Management, Labour and Contract negotiations, and Organizational Planning environments. I am highly regarded as an effective and diplomatic executive professional by all levels of an organization including executives and board of directors with excellent analytical, communication, negotiation and highly developed interpersonal skills. I have experience in managing changes in corporate policy, critical time sensitive issues, complex union environments, multiple staffing practices and Government Policies.
I view my purpose is to serve as a role model, mentor and a difference maker for those around me using my values of integrity, commitment, support and optimism to enrich them as individuals to be better and stronger in their lives and their careers. As a leader, I pride myself in carrying a calming aura, being approachable, dependable, communicative and hard working in order to make a positive difference for my organization, my friends, my family and society in general. These skills are of the highest importance to me as they provide my family, colleagues and people around me to be stronger and succeed while having fun and living in the moment.
With over 29 years in the Aviation Industry working in Senior leadership roles for Airlines, CATSA and the past 11 years at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, I am an accomplished executive with proven experience in driving businesses forward while being a role model and mentor for my teams ar and broader stakeholder groups. In my current role as the accountable Executive for Billy Bishop Airport, I have led all key aspects including financial accountability, master plan development, indigenous and government agency consultation, public relations, stakeholder engagement and community outreach. During my years leading the Airport, it has grown by over 1.2 Million passengers and aircraft movements to 135k a year prior to the pandemic making it the ninth largest in passenger numbers in Canada while winning several international awards.
I’ve recently completed my Executive Master of Business Administration from the Ivey Business School at Western University, during the global pandemic. I look forward to collaborating and working with Avia NG’s Senior Management to identify and execute on key strategic objectives and being part of an exceptional and respected team of airport design, planning and advisory experts.
I want to thank my wife of 25 years and two adult children who keep me grounded outside of my work life and for their support as I pursue this opportunity with Avia NG. Finally, when time permits I also have a keen interest in sports including Golf, Baseball and Hockey.
Gene Cabral, MBA
Incoming CEO, Avia NG