DUBLIN March 15th, 2022 / FPG Amentum Ltd. (the "Company") announced today that Martin Bouzaima plans to step down as Chief Executive Officer in July 2022. The Board of Directors has appointed Rupert Leggett, Chief Commercial Officer to succeed Bouzaima as Chief Executive Officer effective in July 2022 at which time he will also join the FPG Amentum board.
"On behalf of the Board of Directors, the management team, and the Company’s employees, we want to thank Martin for his exceptional leadership over his more than decade with the organization," said Jan Melgaard FPG Amentum chairman. "A strategic and thoughtful leader, Martin has guided the company since 2010. During his tenure, he played a key role in a management buyout in 2013, reorganising the company and forging a strategic alliance with our principal shareholder Financial Products Group. Martin has been instrumental in the growth of the company in becoming one of the leading independent aircraft asset management platforms globally. The board is sincerely grateful to Martin for his dedication to FPG Amentum and wishes him nothing but the best in this next chapter."
"With an experienced leadership team, business model and strong track record the company is poised for success through this transition," added Melgaard. Having risen through the ranks very quickly, Rupert has demonstrated all the attributes required to lead the company through its next phase of continued growth. His appreciation for an ever-changing industry and entrepreneurial flair sets Rupert out as a natural successor.
Leggett joined the company in 2018 having held several senior positions in the industry over the previous 15 years, most recently at Plane Business and Aergo Capital. Leggett initially had joined the company with responsibility for aircraft trading and was promoted to Chief Commercial Officer in 2021.
"It has been an honour to serve as CEO of FPG Amentum during this period of transformation and growth, and I want to offer my sincere thanks to our employees whose hard work and dedication have allowed us to achieve so much," said Bouzaima. "I also want to thank our customers, shareholders, and the Board of Directors for their ongoing support. I look forward to working closely with Rupert to ensure a smooth transition."