NHV Group appoints Steffen Bay as new CEO

The NHV Group announced that Steffen Bay has been named chief executive officer. Bay previously served as the company’s chief commercial officer. He will replace former CEO and co-founder Eric Van Hal.

NHV Group’s new CEO, Steffen Bay. NHV Photo

“Steffen brings a wealth of commercial and corporate experience to the role of CEO from his successful 20 years career across all aspects of the helicopter services value chain,” said Yves-Louis Darricarrère, president of NHV’s board of directors. “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.”


Bay recently joined NHV Group after having held several leadership positions. Previous positions include Waypoint Leasing where he was responsible for South America, ERA Helicopters in the Gulf of Mexico and South America as well as Airbus Helicopters in France, Indonesia and the United States. These experiences have provided him with leadership exposure to the helicopter industry in all major global markets. Bay, a German national, is a certified lawyer and holds an MBA in corporate finance from the University of Dallas.

“I am excited and honoured to be the new CEO of the NHV Group,” comments Bay. “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.”

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