President and CEO, Embraer Executive Jets

Michael Amalfitano

Michael Amalfitano is the president and CEO of Embraer Executive Jets, leading the company’s global business with annual revenues of $1.5 billion and an active fleet of more than 1,500 aircraft with over 940 customers worldwide. A long-standing industry veteran, Amalfitano brings 40+ years of executive leadership experience in business aviation and financial services. Amalfitano is a voting member of the Embraer SA Executive Leadership Management Board.

Prior to joining Embraer, Amalfitano served as executive vice president, senior managing director of business aviation at Stonebriar Commercial Finance. Amalfitano also led as managing director, executive head of global corporate aircraft finance at Bank of America Merrill Lynch for over 22 years, following a decade-long tenure in sales management at GE Capital.

Amalfitano is chair of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and currently serves on their Finance, Investment and Strategic Committees, following his previous role as Chairman of the Communications Committee. He also serves as chair of the NBAA Advisory Council, and as a member of their Board of Directors, Audit Committee, Joint Task Force Committee and Leadership Council. Amalfitano is also a member of the Board of Trustees at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU). In addition, Amalfitano is the OEM President member of the Board of Directors of the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA), also serving on their Marketing Committee.

Past board positions include former Chairman of the Associate Members Advisory Council for IADA and the two-term President of the National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA). Past association memberships include the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), and the Helicopter Association International (HAI).

Amalfitano graduated with a B.A. in economics and a master’s in financial management from Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT. He has written numerous articles for aviation industry publications and is an active speaker and panelist at business aviation event, podcasts and webinars throughout the industry.

Last updated Oct. 18, 2023