André will join the Board as a non-executive Director with immediate effect, subject to confirmation at MSH’s next shareholders’ meeting in July.
The former Swiss Air Force jet and helicopter pilot and cofounder of the Solar Impulse project, the first ever roundthe-world solar flight, will bring his passion for aviation, hipioneering spirit and managerial expertise to the MSH Board of Directors.
André Borschberg: “In the global aviation landscape, MSH’s development and roll-out of a next generation helicopter made in Switzerland is a landmark project of our time. As an aviation enthusiast and as a Swiss, I am excited and proud to become part of the MSH venture.”
Philippe Harache, Chairman of the Board of Directors: “It is a pleasure to have André joining the team. As a non-executive Director of MSH, he will not only exercise overview of the company, but we will also benefit from his strategic guidance on MSH’s path to becoming the first full-fledged Swiss global helicopter provider and manufacturer.”
About ANDRE BORSCHBERG: André Borschberg, born on December 13, 1952, in Zurich, is a Swiss entrepreneur who conceived, with his teamof engineers, a solar airplane of unlimited endurance and, alternating with Bertrand Piccard in the cockpit, successfully completed the first circumnavigation of the globe without a drop of fuel and establishing a world record by flying for the first time ever 5 days and 5 nights non-stop over the pacific ocean.
André Borschberg flew as a jet pilot in the Swiss Air Force prior to his work with Solar Impulse and he is also a turbine rated helicopter pilot. Graduate engineer from EPFL and holder of a management science degree from MIT, he also is an entrepreneur of several new projects and start-ups. His solid experience in creating and managing companies, the passion for aviation and innovation have naturally convinced him to fly-in his values and energy into MSH.