Mike Gislam is appointed as the New Chief Operations Officer at NHV Group

OSTEND | 10th December 2021

NHV Group is pleased to announce that Mike Gislam, the current Managing Director of NHV Helicopters Ltd is to take up the position of Chief Operations Officer of the NHV Group with immediate effect. This change has been made possible after the promotion of Thomas Hütsch to the position of CEO.

“I am honoured to be leading the NHV Group into a new era of growth and to continue the great work that Thomas has started for the Operations of the Group” says Mike.
Mike was previously the Managing Director of NHV Helicopters Ltd and offers over 15 years’ experience in the Aviation Industry. He was initially appointed as the Base Manager for NHV Norwich in 2012, where he was primarily responsible for operational management and commercial liaison with North Sea clients.

His deep understanding into the NHV operations saw his role develop to become the Managing Director and Accountable Manager of the NHV UK Division. Recently he was involved with achieving UK AOC Approval to strengthen NHV’s position in the UK offshore helicopter market and to manage the necessary changes arising from the UK leaving the EU. Mike will continue his current roles as the Managing Director and Accountable Manager of the NHV UK Division.
Mike’s predecessor is Thomas Hütsch, NHV Group’s new CEO. He says, “Mike has built a vast experience of strategic, operational and technical accomplishments during his career and he has proven himself as a successful and trusted leader. He will bring to this position a strong reputation for developing people and inspiring teams.”

About NHV Group:
NHV Group, headquartered in Oostende (Belgium), is specialized in B-to-B helicopter services and has a strong geographic presence in Europe and Western Africa. The group conducts operations out of several bases on 2 continents with a team of about 600 employees. NHV’s main focus is on the energy producing sector. The Group has a leading position in Europe as the only helicopter operator that conducts operations in every oil producing country in the region. The scope of work also includes: Maritime Services comprising Search and Rescue (SAR), Offshore Wind Farms, Training, Maintenance Repair Overhaul and Harbour Pilot Services. Vertech Offshore and Airlift are two specialised organisations within the NHV group who are market leaders in flare tip replacement and power grid construction and maintenance. Aside from helicopter operations, NHV is also an Approved Pilot Training (ATO) and Maintenance Training (P147) organisation. In addition to supporting its own fleet, NHV provides extensive third-party maintenance services to a variety of civil and military clients. The group operates a multipurpose, high value fleet of more than 50 helicopters. NHV’s majority shareholder is Ardian, the world-leading private investment house with assets of around US$120bn, managed or advised in Europe, the Americas and Asia

For more Information please contact:
Jessicca Gordon
+44 (0)771 259 1774