Belgium-headquartered helicopter operator NHV Group has appointed the current managing director of NHV Helicopters Mike Gislam to the position of chief operations officer of the NHV Group. This move, effective now, has been made possible by the promotion of Thomas Hütsch to 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 Gislam.
Gislam has over 15 years' experience in the aviation industry. He was initially appointed as base manager for NHV Norwich in 2012, where he was primarily responsible for operational management and commercial liaison with North Sea clients. He went on 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. He will continue his current roles as managing director and accountable manager of the NHV UK division.
Gislam's predecessor Hütsch adds: “Mike has built a vast experience of strategic, operational and technical accomplishments during his career, and he has proved himself a successful and trusted leader. He will bring to this position a strong reputation for developing people and inspiring teams.”