Meet The Team
Thomas Flohr is the Founder and Chairman of VistaJet Holding SA. Driven by his passion for, and desire to create and provide an unrivalled private aviation experience, he established VistaJet in 2004.
Thomas began his career with Comdisco Group upon graduating with a Diploma in Business and Political Science from Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich. Within a few years he had steered the company into becoming a leading provider in the IT financing sector. He later acquired Comdisco Switzerland and Germany – now Comprendium, which he sold shortly after guiding the company to profitability.
A successful entrepreneur, Thomas spent a considerable amount of time travelling on chartered private jets. He found the upscale lifestyle that private jet clientele were accustomed to in their daily lives was not being translated into the private jet experience. Tearing up all the old conventions, Thomas envisioned VistaJet as a luxury provider in private aviation, and set about creating a lifestyle, not just a product.
Today, with its revolutionary business model and commitment to excellence, VistaJet is the world’s leading luxury private aviation company, providing clients simple, transparent flight solutions with the highest level of service available in the sky.
Thomas remains the sole shareholder of VistaJet, which is experiencing rapid growth and outperformance in key markets. The company has now entered the second phase of its strategic expansion across BRINC countries and other fast-growth developing markets. The strategic objective to double the size of business by 2015 is building on VistaJet’s established position as the leading player in its marketplace.
Thomas is a citizen of Switzerland and has one daughter.
Chief Commercial Officer
Ian Moore joined VistaJet over two years ago as Chief Commercial Officer. He brings more than a decade of private aviation experience with a vast array of business models and concepts.
Ian began his journey in private aviation with NetJets Europe, the European arm of Berkshire Hathaway’s NetJets Inc. During his six years there he generated a profound understanding and experience of the American-style fractional ownership concept, and was integral in the company’s growth in a virgin market. He was a major part of the sales team that took the customer base from 81 to 1,500 and aircraft from nine to approximately 130 on his departure.
Ian’s extensive knowledge gained there was instrumental during his India and South East Asia adventure, spending two years with the business jet subsidiary of TATA. Ian developed his expertise and deep understanding of the global charter market, brand development in emerging markets and overseeing a complete start up venture in one of the most challenging national markets during his time in India.
Now with VistaJet, Ian is responsible for the company’s global market expansion, sales operations across product lines and direct touch points including customer service and cabin experience. His expertise in Program concepts, block hours and global On-Demand markets together with his understanding of developing and entering new markets has facilitated vast growth here. Under his direct stewardship, revenues have increased by 25% per annum, passenger numbers increased by 20% per annum and profits in grew in excess of 50% whilst entering new markets in West Africa the Middle East and Asia.
Ian holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne.
Chief Financial Officer of VistaJet Group
Bruno Hoefliger joined VistaJet in 2009. As Chief Financial Officer Bruno is responsible for the entire Group reporting for VistaJet, for all financial aspects of the business including aircraft financing, operational financing, accounting practices, budgeting, financial planning, monitoring of financial performance and interface with the investors, banks and various stakeholders on the company’s figures and performance.
As a certified business economist, Bruno has extensive leadership experience in both management and as a member of boards. He brings over 20 years of financial management experience and expertise in financing and controlling for some of the world’s largest international companies.
Prior to joining VistaJet Bruno held various positions as Financial Director at Bookham Switzerland Ltd, and Damovo – a spinoff of the telecoms giant Ericsson. He gained experience and expertise in expanding financial and controlling management and reporting, directing the merger of two companies and leading local and worldwide management teams.
Bruno graduated with a Business Economist (finance and controlling) degree from the University of Lucerne.
Nina is responsible for every aspect of the company’s branding. She makes sure that the whole VistaJet flight experience, from service to design, is a reflection and extension of our client’s lifestyles.
Chief Technology Officer
Pedro’s experience developing complex software and technology solutions has always delivered exceptional results across the financial sector, working for Nomura and Sophis.
His experience will help VistaJet stay ahead of the game when it comes to IT.
VistaJet Advisory Board
A private investor and entrepreneur, Robert has extensive experience at the highest level of business, serving as chairman and CEO on a number of international companies including top luxury brands.
After many years working as Head of Sales for NetJets Middle East, Maged joined VistaJet to help spearhead our growth in the Middle East. Based in Cairo, he oversees the sales team for this region.
Kola has been a loyal client with VistaJet for many years, and is now helping us drive our expansion throughout West Africa. His expertise and knowledge as an entrepreneur has already helped us establish a major presence in the region.