Lineveldt promoted to key Gama role
Richard Lineveldt has been appointed general manager of Sharjah's Gama Aviation with the task of implementing its growth strategy throughout the Middle East and North Africa.
Lineveldt began his career in business aviation in South Africa. Prior to joining Gama in 2008 to establish Gama’s Middle East operations department he gained significant experience in a number of aviation operations roles around the world.
He has been a key member of the Gama management team supporting a number of Gama’s recent expansion initiatives in the region. These have included the set-up of the exclusive operation of Sharjah International Airport’s Executive Handling Service (Fixed Based Operation) and the successful award of Gama’s United Arab Emirates air operators certificate.
“Having been a member of the team that established Gama’s operations in the UAE in 2008, I have been fortunate enough to see the group grow, both regionally and internationally, to establish itself as one of the few truly global business aviation services providers,” he said.
Dave Edwards, managing director of Gama’s Middle East business said: “Richard’s appointment to help lead our activities in the Middle East and North Africa at a time of significant growth is well earned and recognises his personal contribution to Gama’s success in today’s challenging business aviation market.”