Thomas has both extensive management and aviation expertise. Thomas’s career has included several management board positions as CEO and CFO for both entrepreneurial and multinational companies. Thomas was CEO of the Swiss based Sotax Group, a world market leader in pharmaceutical testing instruments. As a professional commercial helicopter rescue pilot with Air Zermatt --- in addition to being a fixed wing, IFR rated and a passionate aerobatic pilot --- Thomas mission experience includes 3’000 rescue operations and over 10’000 hours of flight experience. Beside of his management skills, he published as well a scientific book about implementation of OMM (operations management manual) and OM (operation manuals) concepts under EASA guidelines. Thomas holds a Bachelor degree in Economics, a Masters degree in Finance and an MBA from the University St. Gallen.