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IBA Appoints Gerry Gualtieri as CEO to Drive Growth and Innovation

IBA, the leading aviation market intelligence and consultancy company, has appointed Gerry Gualtieri as CEO.

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Gerry has over 30 years’ experience in fintech, data and analytics, during which he has delivered strong commercial and transformational leadership, with a proven ability to build and lead high performing teams whilst delivering growth and investor value.


Before joining IBA, Gerry was CEO of ClearCourse, a software and payments business he founded with Aquiline Capital. Prior to this, he held a number of senior management positions where he developed software and data businesses in the capital markets sector. These included as Managing Director, EMEA of Eze Software Group, CEO of Tradar and COO of LatentZero.


Commenting on his new role, Gerry Gualtieri said: “IBA is a renowned business with a strong reputation and enormous long-term potential. It is uniquely positioned to serve the aviation industry with its market-leading combination of fast-growing data and analytics solutions, coupled with highly regarded advisory services.”


“I am delighted to be leading IBA’s exceptional team on an ambitious journey of growth and development. We will be building on the investments IBA has made in its award-winning solutions with an exciting roadmap of forthcoming product innovations, which we look forward to sharing with the industry, and our clients, in the coming months.”


Greg Allen, Managing Partner of TPA Capital, IBA’s investor and majority shareholder, commented: “We are excited to be working with Gerry on the next phase of the IBA growth journey. Since investing, IBA has successfully built on its foundations as a pre-eminent trusted advisor to the industry, evolving into the leading provider of data driven insights and intelligence across the aviation ecosystem.”


“Gerry’s proven track record will ensure that IBA continues its drive to innovate, further accelerating its growth. Gerry and the IBA team are ideally placed to support their clients during a period of rapid, and exciting, change in the industry.”


The appointment of Gerry Gualtieri will enable Phil Seymour to focus on his role as Company President of IBA where his knowledge, expertise, and industry relationships are second to none. He will continue to be an integral member of the Board of Directors with a remit covering business development, expert aviation advice, and strategic guidance.

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About IBA

IBA delivers the best of all worlds - deep aviation advisory expertise, and cutting edge and actionable data insights, all delivered by a proven, expert team with a strong customer focus.


An independent, innovative and forward-thinking business, IBA has over 35 years of heritage and experience in aviation. Having won the Sustainable Technology award for its IBA NetZero platform in 2023 and for its Carbon Emissions Calculator in 2022, and being named 'Appraiser of the Year' by their clients for five years, IBA prides itself on its integrity, fierce independence, and continual innovation.


The key to IBA’s success is its people – some of the best in the industry, based in multiple locations across the globe – real experts who are passionate about aviation and go the extra mile for their clients.


IBA media contacts 

Charlie Hampton / Faye Clarke 

Email: [email protected] / [email protected] 

Mobile: +44 (0)7884 187297

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