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.
Director Ground Operation Thomas Gieschen
Thomas Gieschen
Director Ground Operation
As Director Ground Operation, Thomas Gieschen is responsible for Nomad Aviation Dispatch and Ground Operation. Thomas has 30 years of aviation experience. Before joining the company in October 2017, he previously worked as Postholder Ground Operation for ExecuJet Europe AG in Zurich. Prior to that, he was Head of Operation with European Air Ambulance and Manager of the Operation Control Center with Daimler Chrysler Aviation. Before that, he also served as an Apron Controller at Stuttgart Airport and as a military Flight Dispatcher within the German Air Force.
Director Maintenance and CAMO Roman Hug
Roman Hug
General Manager Nomad Technics AG
As General Manager, Roman Hug is responsible for technical service at Nomad Technics AG. 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.
Director Maintenance Sales Nomad Technics AG Arnold Imlig
Arnold Imlig
Director Maintenance Sales Nomad Technics AG
As Director Maintenance Sales, Arnold Imlig is responsible for all sales aspects at Nomad Technics AG. Arnold can look back on 38 years of aviation experience and is well established in business aviation. Before joining the company, he worked in regional sales and customer support functions for Textron Aviation, Cessna, Aerolite and Jet Aviation. Amongst others he was specialized for the African and the Middle Eastern regions. Earlier he worked with Zimex Aviation for its overseas maintenance operations, starting as licensed engineer and ending as a postholder maintenance for 30 aircraft.
Manager CAMO and Maintenance Josef Speck
Josef Speck
Manager CAMO and Maintenance
As Manager CAMO and Maintenance & Nominated Person Continuing Airworthiness (NPCA) Josef Speck is responsible for continuing airworthiness of our aircraft fleet. Josef has more than 33 years of aviation experience. Before joining Nomad Aviation, he was airworthiness review Staff at Q.C.M. Before he also served as Director Customer Service and Sales, Production Manager MRO, Maintenance Coordinator, Technical Inspector for Jet Aviation Zürich and Jet Aviation Business Jets. His American experience as Maintenance Manager / Aircraft Sales were at Aircraft Acquisitions in Durham NC.
Director Flight Operations and Training Martin Springer
Martin Springer
Director Flight Operations and Training
As Director Flight Operations and Training, Martin Springer is responsible for a safe Flight Operation and highest Quality Crew Training. He is managing a carefully selected Flight Crew Team. Martin has more than 8000 hours of flight experience on different aircraft types and 20 years’ experience in the aviation industry. He joined Nomad Aviation AG in 2010 and became soon a valuable member of the Management Team.
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.
Vice President Aircraft Management Paul van der Blom
Paul van der Blom
Vice President Aircraft Management
As Vice President of Aircraft Management Sales, Paul van der Blom is responsible for customer and aircraft management sales. Paul has more than twenty years of aviation experience. Before joining Nomad Aviation, Paul was with DC Aviation Al-Futtaim, Dubai, where he was Director Commercial. Prior to that, Paul held various executive positions in aircraft management sales, aircraft sales and brokerage, FBO and maintenance business development with Hawker Pacific in Singapore, ExecuJet in Dubai, Avolus Dubai and TAG Aviation in Geneva, Switzerland. He worked for Airbus Toulouse, France, as Director Aircraft Sales, both airliners and Airbus Corporate Jets.
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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.