The Executive Board and Management

Visionary entrepreneurs Rainer Schnurr and Claude Neumeyer introduced the Nomad concept of elite executive aviation in 2008. It’s a business strategy aimed at excellence in individualization, not standardization. Client loyalty is the goal. Nomad’s truly the only aviation firm designed specifically to serve a select, exclusive clientele. The extraordinary Nomad team is what makes the concept “fly”.

CEO Heinz Koehli portrait
Heinz Koehli
Executive Chairman

Executive Chairman Heinz Koehli joined Nomad Aviation in August 2015. Before joining Nomad he was founding CEO, Strategic President and Member of the Board of Directors of AMAC Aerospace in Basel, Switzerland. Prior to that, serving a double function as CEO and COO of Jet Aviation Group in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, he was instrumental in expanding the company before its sale to Permira. Mr Koehli had previously been General Manager of Jet Aviation’s charter business, and is credited with initiating the Jet Aviation Aircraft Management business. Mr Koehli began his career in the travel industry before becoming a specialist in aviation services.
CEO Thomas Koehli portrait
Thomas Koehli
Chief Executive Officer
Accountable Manager
Chief Executive Officer Thomas Koehli joined Nomad Aviation as Senior VP Sales and Ground Operations in September 2016. He is also Accountable Manager for Nomad’s Swiss and Maltese operations. Previously, Thomas Koehli spent 18 years with a reputed ground handling company at Zurich International airport, last as vice president and member of the executive management, where he was leading the company’s airline & cargo handling division. He started his professional career in the travel business as a travel consultant. Thomas Koehli holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business leadership and organization.
CFO Pascal Mauerhofer
Christof Aregger
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer Christof Aregger has over 20 years of experience in aviation finance, business development and contract management. He joins Nomad Aviation from Swiss Aviators GmbH, of Zurich, Switzerland, where he served as partner and member of the management board since 2013. Prior to that, Christof held various management and executive functions as General Manager / Senior Vice President and Director Business Development for Swiss based business aviation companies AMAC Corporate Jets AG and Jet Aviation Business Jets AG. Earlier he was Chief Financial Officer and Deputy CEO for Edelweiss Air, Switzerland’s leading charter airline. He is a graduate in economics of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences.
Senior VP Andreas Pfisterer
Andreas Pfisterer
Director Flight Operations
As Director Flight Operations Andreas Pfisterer is responsible for Nomad Aviation’s charter and management fleet. Andreas joined Nomad Aviation in October 2016 and has over 25 years of aviation experience. Andreas was previously Director Operations, Accountable Manager and Postholder Operations & Training for Execujet Switzerland and Europe. He has also served as a Swissair pilot on A320 and A330 aircraft and was a Swiss FOCA flight inspector to oversee commercial operators in Switzerland. He’s a Global Express captain and examiner, with worldwide flying experience on commercial airliners and business jets. He holds an Executive MBA of the Zurich University for Technic and Science.
Director Maintenance and CAMO Roman Hug
Roman Hug
General Manager Nomad Technics AG
Director Maintenance/CAMO Nomad Aviation AG
As Director Maintenance and CAMO, Roman Hug is responsible for Nomad Aviation’s technical services. Roman has over 25 years of aviation experience. Before joining the company in April 2017, he worked as Technical Director for AMROS Global. Prior to that he was Head of Maintenance & Engineering with Comlux Aviation AG and held leading maintenance and project manager positions with business aviation companies and airlines, including Edelweiss Air and Swissair. Roman Hug is a licensed avionics engineer and a graduate of the STS Swissair Technical School and the IMAKA Business Management Institute.
Vice President Aircraft Management Christoph Thurnherr
Christoph Thurnherr
Vice President Aircraft Management
As Vice President of Aircraft Management Christoph Thurnherr is responsible for customer and aircraft management. Christoph has more than 18 years of aviation experience. Before joining Nomad Aviation, he was Vice President Aircraft Management and Charter Sales for Luxaviation Asia, Singpaore, responsible for the Asia Pacific market. Before he has also served as Director Aircraft Management, Director Purchasing and Flight Dispatcher for Jet Aviation Business Jets in Zurich, Switzerland for the EMEA region.
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Nomad Timeline

2018
Nomad Technics opens Maintenance facility at Basel EuroAirport in August.
2017
Thomas Koehli becomes Chief Executive Officer in October.
2016
Heinz Koehli becomes Chief Executive Officer in September and Claude Neumeyer becomes Nomad Aviation‘s Chief Commercial Officer.
Nomad Aviation moves headquarters to Kloten, Zurich in February.
2015
Heinz Koehli joins Nomad as Executive Chairman in June.
Nomad Aviation (Europe) Ltd. moves to larger office in Malta in March.
2012
Nomad Aviation (Europe) Malta office opens in December.
Continuous Airworthiness Organisation (CAMO) Nomad Aviation (Europe) Ltd., Malta in December.
2011
Bombardier Global 5000 added to Nomad fleet in December.
Nomad becomes US Visa Waiver Program (WVP) signatory airline in May.
2010
Nomad Aviation moves offices to Berne in October.
Embraer Legacy 600 added to Nomad fleet in November.
2nd Bombardier Challenger 604 added to Nomad fleet in November.
2009
Commercial Airline/Operator Certification received in January.
Operations Certification Geographically Worldwide between 80° North and 60° South. Continuous Airworthiness Organisation (CAMO) for Nomad Aviation AG received in January.
2008
Claude Neumeyer and Rainer Schnurr founded Nomad Aviation, in early June.