Nele Ghesquiere is appointed as the New Chief Financial Officer at NHV Group

Ostend, Belgium – 22 February 2023

NHV Group is pleased to announce that Nele Ghesquiere, the current Vice President of Finance at NHV Group, will take up the position of Chief Financial Officer with immediate effect. This promotion has been made possible after Laurent Verhelst, the former Chief Financial Officer, has decided to leave NHV to pursue other career opportunities. 

“I am delighted to be appointed as the new Chief Financial Officer and to continue the great work that Laurent started at NHV Group” says Nele. 

Nele has been with the company since 2018, joining as the Group Business Controller. She then became the Vice President of Finance in January 2022 and has had an intrinsic role navigating the company through a turbulent time of growth, helping to transform NHV Group into a top tier player in the helicopter industry, despite the macroeconomic challenges within our market.

NHV Group CEO, Thomas Hütsch stated: “I have had the pleasure of working alongside Nele for several years where she has not only demonstrated her vast competency but also her passion for NHV. Nele is the right person to join the leadership team and to create a positive and successful future for NHV.”

He adds “I’d like to personally thank Laurent for his strong leadership, strategic capabilities and financial and international expertise during his tenure.”


About NHV Group:

NHV Group, headquartered in Ostend Belgium, specialises in B-to-B helicopter services and operates with a strong geographic presence in Europe and Western Africa. The group conducts operations from several bases on two continents with a team of 450+ employees. NHV’s main focus is on the energy-producing industry, including the Renewables Sector. Our scope of work also includes Maritime Services and Harbour Pilot Services, and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) solutions In addition to supporting its fleet, NHV provides extensive third-party maintenance services to a variety of civil and military clients. Aside from the helicopter operations, NHV has set up the NHV Training Academy, which offers ATO pilot training,  HHOP training and delivers EASA and CAA certified Part 147 training. The group has a multipurpose high-value fleet of over 35 helicopters. NHV’s majority shareholder is Ardian, the world-leading private investment house with assets of US$120bn managed or advised across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East.
NHV Group has no Russian shareholders and is not involved with any Russian affiliated organisations in the delivery of helicopter services or aircraft spare parts.


For more Information please contact:

Jessicca Gordon
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