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
Chief Executive Officer Thomas Koehli joined Nomad Aviation as Senior VP Sales and Ground Operations in September 2016. Prior to that, 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.
COO Rainer Schnurr
Rainer Schnurr
Chief Operating Officer
Flight Operations Manager
Founding member of the Board of Nomad Aviation, COO Rainer Schnurr co-founded Nomad Aviation in 2008. A pilot with worldwide flying experience, Mr Schnurr flew as Captain for ACM Air Charter, Jet Aviation, Comlux and Execujet. He is a certified Type Rating Instructor (TRI).
CFO Pascal Mauerhofer
Pascal Mauerhofer
Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer Pascal Mauerhofer joined Nomad Aviation with over 20 years of previous experience in accounting, reporting and controlling. He served as Partner and Member of the Management Board of Fiduria Ltd of Berne, Switzerland and prior to that he spent 5 years as fiduciary with international accountancy and consulting firm KPMG. Mr Mauerhofer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in controlling and is a graduate expert in financial accounting and reporting.
Senior VP Andreas Pfisterer
Andreas Pfisterer
Senior VP Aircraft Management
Accountable Manager
As Senior Vice President of Aircraft Management Andreas Pfisterer is responsible for customer and aircraft management. He is also Accountable Manager for Nomad’s Swiss and Maltese operations. Previously Director of Operations for ExecuJet Europe, he has also served as a Swissair pilot and Swiss FOCA flight inspector. He’s a Global Express Captain and examiner, with worldwide flying experience on commercial airlines and business jets.
Director Maintenance and CAMO Roman Hug
Roman Hug
Director Maintenance and CAMO

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.

Nomad Timeline

Thomas Koehli becomes Chief Executive Officer in October.
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.
Heinz Koehli joins Nomad as Executive Chairman in June.
Nomad Aviation (Europe) Ltd. moves to larger office in Malta in March.
Nomad Aviation (Europe) Malta office opens in December.
Continuous Airworthiness Organisation (CAMO) Nomad Aviation (Europe) Ltd., Malta in December.
Bombardier Global 5000 added to Nomad fleet in December.
Nomad becomes US Visa Waiver Program (WVP) signatory airline in May.
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.
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.
Claude Neumeyer and Rainer Schnurr founded Nomad Aviation, in early June.