Embraer announced the appointment of Frederico Lemos to the position of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) for international businesses of Embraer Defense and Security.

Bosco da Costa Junior retains commercial leadership for Brazil and Latin America, in addition to the CEO role. Lemos will take office on June 1 and will be based in Lisbon, Portugal.

Following the appointment of Bosco da Costa Junior as President and CEO of Embraer Defense and Security in November 2022, Embraer has strengthened its leadership to accelerate the internationalisation of its Defense unit, building on the excellent moment of the C-390 Millennium and the A-29 Super Tucano in the global market.

“Frederico has greatly contributed to the success of Embraer Defense and Security. During his eight years as Sales Vice-President in Europe and the Middle East, he was responsible for key campaigns in our business, such as the KC-390 in Portugal,” said Bosco da Costa Junior, President and CEO, Embraer Defense & Security. “I’m very pleased to have again Frederico’s competence and support to execute the internationalisation strategy for Embraer Defense and Security.”

‘Developing, delivering, and supporting capable and efficient defence solutions’

“I am excited to rejoin Embraer Defense & Security as Chief Commercial Officer. Embraer has a proven track record in developing, delivering, and supporting capable and efficient Defense solutions. The C-390 Millennium and the A-29 Super Tucano are showing their value in operation every day, while generating solid opportunities that underpin business growth,” said Frederico Lemos. “I am honoured to work with Bosco and Embraer’s exceptional team of professionals around the world, address the needs and challenges of the International Armed Forces and contribute to the success of Embraer.”

Lemos started his professional path in the Portuguese Air Force as a career officer. In 2011, he joined OGMA and, soon thereafter, Embraer Defense, where he worked in different positions in Business Development and Sales, both in Portugal and the United Arab Emirates. Since 2020, Lemos has been the CEO of EID SA, a Defense Communications OEM based in Portugal.

An Aerospace Engineer who graduated from the Portuguese Air Force Academy and IST, Lemos also holds an MBA from INSEAD and Post-Graduation degrees in Leadership and Innovation, Economics & Management from Catolica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, and ISEG Lisbon School of Economics & Management.
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