Victor appoints senior vice president in North America


On-demand private jet charter company Victor has appointed Jean De Looz as senior vice president, North America. De Looz will take responsibility for regional sales and operator relationships, and lead broader strategy and management of Victor’s US business.

Prior to arriving at Victor, De Looz spent more than five years at Dassault Falcon Jet in their Eastern – USA and Canada – aircraft sales division, helping propel it to the position of highest-performing division in the Americas. During his time there, De Looz originated over US$320m in new business revenue, and was responsible for 65% of new Falcon clients per annum.

Speaking of his new role, De Looz said, “Victor is a pivotal and pioneering player in the private aviation space. Having just closed a US$20m Series B investment with BP as lead investor, the company is well placed to keep disrupting and advancing the market.

“I’m thrilled to be joining at such a key stage of Victor’s unique journey. I look forward to sharing my many years of experience in charter, aircraft management, sales, and flight operations with the team, and continuing to develop Victor’s service and reach within North America.”

De Looz heads a team of 25 sourcing, flight management, marketing and customer service experts based at Victor’s new US headquarters in Manhattan, New York, providing the company with a strong platform for further US growth.

Guy Winterflood, chief operating officer at Victor, added, “Jean has aviation in his veins. He’s a proven business leader with rich experience in selling and managing high-value, private aviation services.

“His passion for delivering world-class charter, his significant track record and his hunger to continually innovate and improve things are all qualities that I’m confident will help drive further growth and success for Victor in North America.”

October 30, 2017

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