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Ben Leon
CCO, Bravo Lima | Airline Management Group
Member for 8 Years
Joined July 2015
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About me

An aviation & travel professional, I have a passion for growing businesses and leaders across challenging international environments..

With a breadth of experience across the travel industry from the leading start-ups and turnarounds - from airlines, private jet, tech, tourism, hotel, airport, pet travel, cargo insure-tech, everything in between.

I'm Massively passionate about the Travel industry and am always open to supporting great people and their Travel businesses to grow

Serving as a Founder, Board Member, C Level exec, or Mentor for a number of exciting ventures, helping start-ups set their strategy, grow, build their presence and raise finance.

My experience spans launching, restructuring and growing travel ventures, including;

Start-ups and turnarounds in the aviation and travel sector, public and private sector:
Development of a hybrid-electric Vertical Take Office & Landing (heVTOL) aircraft
Growing an innovative travel insure-tech business Koala
Turnaround of National Carrier in Africa
Launching Oman's first low cost carrier SalamAir
Start-up of an African airline
Turnaround of a European destination airline
Launching a Pet Travel business AIA Pets
Launching a Private Jet charter operation at London Biggin Hill Airport in the UK
Launching an award winning regional airline operation in France
Co-founding an award winning Air Cargo business
Co-founding an electric vehicle company,
Part of leadership team launching an airline in the Caribbean,
Growing an award winning private jet booking platform,
Launching e-ticket around the world for BA

Look forward to meeting you at one of the Travel Massive events virtual or in person!

Why did you join the community?

I have a passion for the travel, the industry and for connecting with people

What is your favorite travel destination?

So many to choose from....... latest favourite would be Wadi Bani Awf

What was your first travel job?

Leisure Marketing for British Airways

What do you want to learn more about?

Partnership opportunities, trends, new ventures

Three words that describe why we should travel?

discovery, connection, culture