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Maddox Consulting is expanding its aviation expertise with the appointment of Augusto Viansson Ponte as aviation practice leader and its newest Director.

Founder and managing director Tony Davis says: “Maddox Consulting has built a strong reputation in the aviation sector, providing business strategy consulting and transaction support to airlines, airports, infrastructure investors and governmental bodies. The coming years will see the aviation industry grapple with yet more fundamental issues, such as airline consolidation, new infrastructure investments and the integration of air and ground transportation networks. With the addition of Augusto, Maddox Consulting is better placed than ever to provide expert advice on these issues, based upon a deep understanding of the sector.”

Augusto brings Maddox extensive experience of providing business strategy and transaction advice to airlines, airports, business aviation operators and investors. Before joining Maddox, he was Managing Director of executive aviation broker Big Air, which built a strong franchise serving charter customers in London’s financial services sector. Previously, he spent nine years with premier strategic management consultancies L.E.K. Consulting and Catalise, working on a range of aviation assignments in the UK, continental Europe, the Caribbean and Middle East. Augusto’s early career was spent in investment banking with Deutsche Bank.

Augusto’s experience includes advising on the expansion and ultimate sale of airline Go, the restructurings of Brussels Airlines and BWIA West Indies Airways/Caribbean Airlines, the development of Sharm El Sheikh International Airport and the acquisition of Aeroporti di Roma by Macquarie.

Maddox Consulting’s aviation and aviation-related client experience takes in a large range of geographies and cuts across the transport sector.  Maddox staff have worked with large commercial airlines such as British Airways and Qantas, as well as smaller regional operators such as Air Southwest and the likes of Air Malawi.  Airport projects have ranged from small regional airports such as Exeter Airport to Abu Dhabi International Airport, one of the fastest-growing international hubs in world. Maddox has a deep understanding of the complementary rail market, both in terms of surface access with clients such as Stansted Express and familiarity with other long-distance operations like Eurostar.  Maddox staff have also been involved in important transport markets which impact the broader aviation industry and aviation governmental bodies, with clients such as the UK’s Department of Transport, British Aerospace, and large infrastructure investor groups such as Macquarie and private equity funds such as JP Morgan Private Equity.

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