NHV Group picks new chief executive officer

first_imgThe NHV Group, a helicopter services provider, has named a new chief executive officer of the company.NHV’s AS-365N-2 Dauphin 2 helicopter; Image by: Booris~enwiki; Source: WIkimedia – under the CC BY-SA 3.0 licenseNHV Group said on Thursday that Steffen Bay was named as the new company’s chief executive officer (CEO).Steffen Bay previously served as the company’s chief commercial officer. He will replace former CEO and co-founder Eric Van Hal.Yves-Louis Darricarrère, president of NHV’s board of directors, said: “Steffen brings a wealth of commercial and corporate experience to the role of CEO from his successful 20-year career across all aspects of the helicopter services value chain.“His expertise and decisiveness, combined with an unwavering commitment to safety, and relentless focus on competitiveness make him a great fit for NHV and uniquely qualified to move the company forward.”Steffen Bay recently joined NHV Group after having held several leadership positions at Waypoint Leasing, ERA Helicopters, and Airbus Helicopters.Regarding his appointment, Bay said: “I am excited and honored to be the new CEO of the NHV Group. I look forward to serving NHV’s loyal clients and business partners and to working with NHV’s skilled and committed teams to continue to deliver outstanding and safe operations.”last_img read more

Benzema, Ronaldo steer Real into Club World Cup final

first_img(REUTERS) – Real Madrid reached the Club World Cup final by beating Club America 2-0 on Thursday but FIFA’s new video technology was again the talking point after Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury-time strike caused confusion.Real will meet Kashima Antlers of Japan in Sunday’s final in Yokohama, looking to become world champions for the second time in three years and earn a record 21st international title.The Spanish giants have already won 11 European Cups, three European Super Cups, two UEFA Cups, three Intercontinental Cups and one Club World Cup.Karim Benzema’s classy one-touch finish put Real ahead in first-half injury time, easing nerves after they had toiled against the Mexican side.New Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo rounded off a much stronger performance for Real after the break with a powerful low finish in the 93rd minute.“The first half was a bit difficult for us on a hard pitch and we couldn’t move the ball as we wanted to, so scoring just before the break was great for us,” said coach Zinedine Zidane.Ronaldo’s goal appeared to be ruled offside by Paraguayan referee Enrique Caceres before, in consultation with the video official, he eventually gave the goal.“We have to adapt to what (governing body) FIFA wants. The situation at the end was a bit messy. If they want to improve things with technology that’s great but it has to be clear,” added Zidane.Real initially struggled to break down the CONCACAF champions and the only opportunity before Benzema broke the deadlock was a Ronaldo header that struck the post.Zidane’s team took full control in the second half, producing a series of attacks.Benzema wasted a free header and Ronaldo saw a stinging effort saved by goalkeeper Moises Munoz.Substitute Alvaro Morata also spurned a late chance to kill off the Mexicans before Ronaldo’s stoppage-time strike.“We’re prepared for the final … it’s an important trophy for us,” said Zidane. “We’ve come a long way and the change in time zone meant we struggled to make a good start to the game.“We’re professionals, we didn’t come here to think about other competitions. We’ve got two days to rest and on Sunday we have a vital game.”last_img read more