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Hawksland appoint Captain Mark Thistlethwaite as Head of Business Development – Middle East & North Africa Region

Hawksland have appointed Mark Thistlethwaite as Head of Business Development – Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Region.

Mark has had a highly successful career in the aviation and defence sectors and brings considerable experience of Asia and Middle East markets. Following an accomplished career in the Royal Navy, retiring as a Captain, he has won significant new business in Bangladesh, increased sales in south Asia and established a joint venture company in Abu Dhabi. Mark has held the following previous appointments: Chief Executive of AgustaWestland Aviation Services LLC; Head of Region Indian sub-Continent, Government Sales; International Business Development Director of L3 Communications Ocean Systems; Headquarters Support Director (Captain) of Royal Navy Operational Fleet HQ; Training Director – Britannia Royal Naval College – Training Commander. Mark has a Naval Engineering Degree, is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a Chartered Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

We are proud to be associated with Mark, who brings significant experience in international business development, airworthiness certification, project management and leadership development to the Hawksland Senior Management Team.

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