IBA Group, the award winning specialist aviation consultancy, has won the coveted Appraiser of the Year 2020 at the Airline Economics Aviation 100 awards held last night. This is the second time in three years that IBA has won this prestigious award, having previously won in 2018, and is testament to its best practice and strategic focus. The firm was voted for by industry peers in the aviation banking, leasing and brokerage sectors in recognition of its independent valuation expertise and significant depth of experience.
Headed by Dr Stuart Hatcher, Chief Intelligence Officer IBA Group, the valuations team at IBA comprises over twenty analysts including six ISTAT appraisers and the largest number of senior appraisers of any aircraft valuations and consulting firm worldwide.
Phil Seymour, CEO of IBA Group, is justifiably proud of his firm’s achievement. “IBA is delighted to be voted Appraiser of the Year and is honoured to have been given this prestigious title twice in the last three years. 2019 has really cemented our market presence as a premier aircraft appraiser and has seen the opening of two new regional offices, in Tokyo and Los Angeles, as well as the addition of new members to our ISTAT appraisal team; this includes Youcef Berour-Minarro who joined IBA in 2015 and recently achieved the status of ISTAT Certified Appraiser. This has augmented our ISTAT Certifications to six, with a further two candidates enrolled on the ISTAT Appraiser Programme this year.”
“Our commitment to investing in our people and process whilst delivering industry best practice remains strong and continues to be a core business value. IBA has been at the forefront of aviation value insight, from the impact of the 737 MAX groundings to the cessation of production of the Airbus A380, and of issues affecting aircraft trading and investment decisions. We hope to continue building on the momentum of the last few years’ success to further strengthen our position as an outstanding provider of aviation valuations, analysis and insight.”