NHV appoints new Group CEO

OSTEND, March 14th 2019 | The NHV Group today announced that Mr Steffen Bay has been named Chief Executive Officer. Steffen Bay previously served as the company's Chief Commercial Officer. He will replace former CEO and co-founder Mr Eric Van Hal.

“Steffen brings a wealth of commercial and corporate experience to the role of CEO from his successful 20 years career across all aspects of the helicopter services value chain”, said Mr Yves-Louis Darricarrère, President of NHV’s Board of Directors. “His expertise and decisiveness, combined with an unwavering commitment to safety, and relentless focus on competitiveness make him a great fit for NHV and uniquely qualified to move the company forward.”

Steffen Bay recently joined NHV Group after having held several leadership positions. Previous appointments include Waypoint Leasing where he was responsible for South America, ERA Helicopters in the Gulf of Mexico and South Amercia as well as Airbus Helicopters in France, Indonesia and the United States. These experiences have provided him with leadership exposure to the helicopter industry in all major global markets. Steffen Bay, a German national, is a certified lawyer and holds an MBA in Corporate Finance from the University of Dallas.

"I am excited and honoured to be the new CEO of the NHV Group”, comments Steffen Bay. "I look forward to serving NHV’s loyal clients and business partners and to working with NHV's skilled and committed teams to continue to deliver outstanding and safe operations."

About NHV Group:
NHV Group, based in Ostend 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 over 550 employees. NHV’s main focus is on the energy producing industry. 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: Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS), Maritime Services, which include Search and Rescue (SAR), offshore Wind Farms and Harbor Pilot Services. Vertech Offshore and Airlift are two specialized companies within the NHV group who are leaders in their niche of flare tip replacement and power grid construction and maintenance. Aside from the helicopter operations, NHV is an approved training organization (ATO) and an official service center for our partner Airbus Helicopters. The group has a multipurpose high value fleet of +60 helicopters. NHV’s majority shareholder is Ardian, the world-leading private investment house with assets of US$90bn managed or advised in Europe, the Americas and Asia.

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