The Executive Board and Management

Visionary entrepreneurs 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.

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.

Nomad Aviation AG

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 Flight Operations Thomas Allemann
Thomas Allemann
Director Flight Operations
As Director Flight Operations, Thomas Allemann is responsible for a safe Flight Operation. He is managing a carefully selected Flight Crew Team. Thomas has more than 6000 hours of flight experience on different aircraft types above 70.0 tons and more than 20 years’ experience in the aviation industry. Before he served as NP Flight Operations and NP Crew Training for an other Corporate Jet company and was acting as Captain for various airlines in Switzerland and Europe. He joined Nomad Aviation AG in 2021 and became soon a valuable member of the Management Team.
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.
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.
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.

Nomad Technics AG

Director Maintenance Sales Thomas Gierlich
Thomas Gierlich
Director Maintenance Sales
As Director Maintenance Sales, Thomas Gierlich is responsible for all Bombardier and Embraer related sales projects at Nomad Technics AG. He has 13 years of aviation experience, most of it in business aviation. Thomas started his career in business development and sales roles at SR Technics. He continued to work in customer support at EMTEQ and as Regional Sales Manager at Honeywell, establishing a solid network within an international business aviation customer base. He holds a Masters degree in aeronautical engineering from the Technical University of Munich.
Director Maintenance Sales Thomas Gierlich
Christophe Haeffelin
Director Maintenance
As Director Maintenance, Christophe Haeffelin is responsible for Maintenance and Refurbishment at Nomad Technics and leads the Production/Planning and Purchasing Team Christophe has over 25 years of engineering and production experience. He joins Nomad Technics with 10 years of VVIP Aviation experience, coming from AMAC Aerospace where he led and organized the Production Engineering (Part21J/G), managed Modification and Refurbishment projects on VIP aircraft and organized material testing laboratories in the company. Prior to that, Christophe held leading positions as manager of engineering within railway and curtain Wall industry. He holds a Masters degree in mechanical engineering from the University Littoral-Cote d´Opal in France.
Director Sales & Project Management Estelle Thorin
Christian Sacker
Director Quality, Safety and Compliance
Deputy Accountable Manager
As Director Quality, Safety and Compliance, Christian Sacker is responsible for Quality, Safety and Compliance in the company. Christian has more than 15 years’ comprehensive VIP-MRO, Refurbishment and Completion expertise in business aviation. Detailed knowledge and experience of process and re-engineering projects for Part 145, 21.G/J. as well as Component Services. As an aeronautical engineer with more than 30 years of industry experience, he has profound knowhow in the implementation of Authority regulation and as well as Head of Independent System Monitoring (ISM) Quality Assurance Auditor and Part 21J / EASA Form 4 Holder.
Director Sales & Project Management Estelle Thorin
Estelle Thorin
Director Sales & Project Management

As Director Sales and Project Management,  Estelle Thorin is responsible for all Airbus and Boeing sales projects at Nomad Technics, with a focus on project execution, ensuring customer expectations are met. Estelle joins Nomad Technics with 30 years of VVIP Aviation experience, coming from a major Maintenance/Completion provider in the industrywhere she held several positions in leadership and customer interfacing roles, mostly in narrow body aircraft maintenance and refurbishment.
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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.