Corporate governance

BOARD MEMBERS

Yves Louis Darricarrere

Chairman

Yves Louis Darricarrere

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Liesbeth Tielemans

Board Member

Liesbeth Tielemans

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Eric Van Hal

Board Member / Co-Founder

Eric Van Hal

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Béatrice Beitmann

Board member

Béatrice Beitmann

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Nicolas Darnaud

Board member

Nicolas Darnaud

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Pascal Colombani

Independent board member

Pascal Colombani

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Anaïs Robin

Board Member

Anaïs Robin

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EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT MEMBERS

Thomas Hütsch

CEO

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Thomas Hütsch

Thomas Hütsch joined NHV in July 2019 as Chief Operating Officer, and is now operating under the role as the NHV Group CEO. 

Before joining NHV, Thomas Hütsch worked at ADAC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil Club) in Germany where he held the positions of Managing Director of ADAC Luftfahrt Technik GmbH and ADAC HEMS Academy GmbH. In this position, he was responsible for full operation, business policy and further development of these two innovative companies.

Prior to his work at ADAC, Thomas Hütsch worked at Airbus Helicopters and held positions as Vice President & Service Chief Engineer Commercial Helicopters, Director Repair & Overhaul Customer Support, Program Manager Bo105, EC135 & BK117 family, Safety and Reliability Engineer and Certification and Flight Test Engineer.

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Laurent Verhelst

CFO

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Laurent Verhelst

Laurent joined NHV in 2021. As the CFO for the Group, he is responsible for the overall financing strategy, as well as controlling, accounting, treasury and cash planning. In this role, he manages a team in Oostende and works closely together with the finance managers in the different countries. 

Laurent Verhelst is a senior executive with a proven track record and deep financial expertise that stems from more than 25 years of experience in senior positions with successful multi-national organizations. Before joining NHV, he served as Head of Finance and IT for the Western Europe division of the HILTI Group. Prior to that, he worked at Stanley Black & Decker, Dow Chemical and Paribas.

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Bart Strubbe

CRO

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Bart Strubbe

Bart Strubbe supports the Executive Committee to improve NHV's operations and is head of restructuring and improvement projects.

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Mike Gislam

COO

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Mike Gislam

As part of Mike's role as the COO, he will focus on developing, implementing and ensuring the compliance of group standards in the domains of fleet, operations, supply chain, part 145, part 21 and other maintenance-related activities.

Mike has over 15 years’ experience in the Aviation Industry, and he was initially appointed as the Base Manager for NHV Norwich in 2012. His deep understanding into the NHV operations saw his role develop to become the Managing Director and Accountable Manager of the NHV UK Division, which he will continue alongside his role as the COO. 

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