Joao Martins

VP Regional FBO Operations Europe and General Manager Zurich, Jet Aviation

Joao Martins - EBACE

Joao Martins joined Jet Aviation as manager of the company’s FBO in Geneva in March 2014, where he remained until October 2016 when he was appointed general manager of the Jet Aviation Zurich FBO. A 20-year industry veteran, Joao served three years as head of Global Purchasing and Logistics for the VistaJet Group before joining Jet Aviation and more than a decade in various managerial positions for NetJets Europe prior to that.

In his role as GM of Zurich, Martins is responsible for the annual WEF event. Since assuming the position, the Zurich FBO has launched dispenser fueling and dedicated de-icing services, and further secured IS-BAH Stage 2 Safety Registration. Martins is a strong advocate for sustainable aviation solutions and collaborated with partners to make sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) available for purchase in Switzerland for the first time during WEF 2020. That same year, he was appointed Vice President Regional FBO Operations Europe in addition to his role as GM Zurich.

Last year under Martins’ regional leadership of FBO operations, Jet Aviation partnered with Neste to secure an ongoing supply of SAF for offer at its FBO in Amsterdam. The company also partnered with SkyNRG to broaden access to SAF for customers universally through a Book and Claim service.

Martins is a native of Portugal and holds a degree in accounting and business administration from Lusófona University in Lisbon.


Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) – Technical Panel
Monday, 23 May 2022
16:00 – 16:45