Embraer announces Defense & Security leadership transition

Embraer has reported the beginning of the transition process of the company’s Defense and Security leadership, stating that the president and CEO of Embraer Defense & Security, Jackson Schneider, has decided he will leave the company in April 2023, when his term with the company ends. For the position, the company has appointed the current Chief Commercial Officer of Embraer Defense & Security, Bosco da Costa Júnior.

Schneider joined Embraer in 2011 and has led the Defense & Security unit since the beginning of 2014, being responsible for the development and internationalisation of the KC-390 programme, in addition to consolidating the company as the main “Brazilian Defense House,” with projects in the country’s three armed forces. Prior to that role, he served as Vice President of People, Sustainability and Communication at the company.

Current CCO of the Defense & Security business unit, da Costa Júnior, joined Embraer in 2005. During his career at the company, he has held leadership positions in the areas of contract management, proposals, industrial cooperation/offset in Defense and various managerial roles in the procurement and supply chain management areas. Born in São José dos Campos (SP), da Costa Júnior graduated in Business Administration and has two postgraduate degrees – International Executive MBA from FIA-USP and MBA in Supply Chain Management and Logistics from FEA-USP.

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