CHIEF MARKETING & SALES OFFICER
Markus Hess graduated with an MBA from Clemson University, SC and received a Ph. D. from the University of St. Gallen in the field of strategic management in the airline industry. After various executive positions with Festool, Multiplex, Malik Consulting and RUAG he started two ventures in the consulting and consumer goods industries. For PAL-V he is responsible for business development and sales.
DIRECTOR MARKETING & SALES BENELUX
Marco started his working career as an officer helicopter pilot at the Royal Netherlands Air Force. After his flying career, he started working in the IT industry in various sales and marketing functions, ending up as Director of Claris/Filemaker Benelux, the software department of Apple Computer. In 1998 he started as an entrepreneur, founding a number of successful companies specialized in building online sales and retail channels. With these companies he built channels for high-end brands in Europe and the USA, specialized in IT, customer electronics and sports channels. Marco is the Director of Marketing & Sales Benelux of PAL-V, in which he will share his enthusiasm and passion for flying & driving in the new future off mobility.
While writing his bachelor thesis Joris Wolters came in contact with PAL-V. After graduating from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences he started as Junior Marketing and Sales Officer. Motivated by his passion for aviation and with the vision to change the future of mobility, he is now as Account Manager the backbone of the marketing and sales team.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
He is former Partner and Director KPMG. Taco is internationally renowned for creating the business of the future by his own developed methodology Strategic Innovation applied in many industries worldwide. Taco is active a.o. as advisor European Commission, advisor several European member states and local governments, professor at several universities, President of International Affairs of the Rotterdamsche Aero Club, President Advisory Board Aerocircular, Advisory Board Central Solar Power Association (VZKC). For PAL-V Taco is active on international business development and sales.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Born and raised in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, René started his early life at the Royal Dutch Marines. The following years, he was introduced to international business and management. He has developed his own businesses and has consulted large international companies helping them reaching the next level, seeking investors, big clients and introducing them to safety and security plans.
René is a very experienced international trade and logistics manager. He held various positions in international logistics and operational management.
For PAL-V René is active on international business development and sales.
VP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT NORTH AMERICA
Andre is born and raised in Holland and immigrated to Canada in 2005. He started his career in investment management in the Netherlands. He has been the CEO for an independent oil producing company and has led several ventures to success.
In recent years Andre has focused on start ups and early stage companies, mainly in areas of financing and international expansion. For PAL-V he is spearheading the roll out in North America.
VP SALES NORTH AMERICA
Mark has been entrepreneur since his teenage years and was accepted as one of the youngest Fellows of the prestigious Institute of Sales and Marketing Management in the UK. His business interests have given him a very broad experience in many industries from adventure guiding to real estate development. He has also led teams on aviation world record adventures. For PAL-V Mark is responsible for Business Development in North America.
VP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASIA PACIFIC
Remco is born and raised in the Netherlands and started to work abroad since 1995. He graduated from the University of Utrecht and has been working for many years in the consultancy and consumer goods industries in Europe and Asia, holding various CEO positions. For PAL-V Remco is responsible for Business Development in Asia Pacific and is located in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.
VP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT GCC
Khalil is a visionary business man with vast management and consultancy experience in various industries. Starting his career as electrical/biomedical engineer Khalil was partner of various companies in Kuwait, Lebanon, Egypt and Qatar. For PAL-V Khalil is now responsible for the business development in the GCC.