Embraer announced the beginning of the transition process in the company’s Defense area leadership, announcing that the president and CEO of Embraer Defense & Security, Jackson Schneider, has decided to leave the company in April of next year, when his term ends. For the position, the company has appointed Bosco da Costa Junior, current global vice president of Defense Sales.

“With his strategic vision, deep knowledge of global geopolitics and strong leadership, Jackson has played a key role in Embraer’s recent history,” said Francisco Gomes Neto, Embraer president and CEO. “Over the past decade, his contributions have been critical in our journey to transform the company. We are privileged to count on his talent, experience and are grateful for all he has done for the company.”

“We are very grateful to Jackson for all his dedication and commitment to the company, customers, employees and partners throughout his extraordinary career at Embraer,” said Alexandre Silva, Chairman of Embraer’s Board of Directors. “He has played a decisive role in strengthening the company’s central position in the aerospace and defense and security chains in Brazil, as well as in the continued expansion of the company’s global presence.”

With 11 years at Embraer, Schneider has led the Defense & Security area since early 2014, being responsible for the development and internationalization of the KC-390 program, as well as the consolidation of the company as the main “Brazilian Defense House”, with projects in all the country’s Armed Forces. Previously, he served as the company’s vice president of People, Sustainability and Communication.

“It has been a great privilege to work at Embraer and contribute to the growth and expansion of one of the leading aerospace and Defense companies. I thank the leadership team and the company’s countless talented professionals for all that we have built together,” said Jackson Schneider. “With the strengthening of our operations in the country’s three Armed Forces and internationalization of the Defense area, I understand that this is the right time to make this transition and begin a new phase of my personal and professional life.”

Schneider will support the area’s transition until the end of April 2023, when his term as statutory director ends. The Institutional Relations area, currently under Schneider’s responsibility, will report directly to Embraer’s president and CEO.

Currently CCO of the Defense & Security business unit, Bosco joined Embraer in 2005. During his career at the company, he has held leadership positions in the areas of contract management, proposals, industrial cooperation/defense offsets, and in various managerial positions in the areas of procurement and supply chain management. Born in São José dos Campos (SP) and graduated in Business Administration, Bosco has two post-graduate degrees – International Executive MBA by FIA-USP and MBA in Supply Chain Management and Logistics by FEA-USP.

“Throughout his career, Bosco has always combined technical excellence, focus on results, and strong leadership in all the areas he has worked,” said Francisco Gomes Neto. “Bosco has done an excellent job as leader of the Defense Sales area and has the necessary skills to lead the business unit in the current global geopolitical environment.”

“I am very motivated and am grateful for the confidence to be able to further contribute to the international expansion of the Defense business. Through Embraer’s strength, with its advanced portfolio of products and services, the enormous competence of our people and the support of our partners, we will expand cooperation with our customers and governments around the world at this time of growing opportunities for the Defense and Security sector,” said Bosco.

*** Translated by the DEFCONPress FYI Team ***

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