18 May 2011, London – Fast-growing private jet company Ocean Sky is appointing Samantha Clouder as sales and business development director for Ocean Sky Aircraft Charter.
Clouder joins Ocean Sky after nine years at NetJets, where she was vice president of UK Sales. Prior to joining NetJets, Clouder worked in financial public relations as a member of the flotations, mergers and acquisitions team at leading City consultancy Citigate Dewe Rogerson.
“Ocean Sky is a fresh and exciting business with the potential to become the coolest air charter brand in Europe,” says Clouder. “My challenge is to intensify the business development process of an already successful operation, fine-tuning our activities and readying ourselves for the coming market upturn.”
“In only a few years of operation, Ocean Sky has earned the respect of customers and competitors, making this a very exciting time to join the business. With the investments Ocean Sky has been making, we have the fundamentals in place to attract many more charter customers and develop lasting relationships with them.”
Ocean Sky’s group chief executive Stephen Grimes says: “We are delighted to welcome Samantha as head of our charter team. She joins with a superb track record of achieving growth, even in the face of recession, and her leadership will enable us to expand our markets and further strengthen the Ocean Sky brand.
“As a group, Ocean Sky is investing significantly in developing world-class services for every business aviation need. Aircraft charter is a key part of this strategy and, with our growing senior team, we are well-positioned to capitalise on growth opportunities in Europe and beyond.”