EBACE, Geneva, 17 May 2011 – Fast-growing private jet company Ocean Sky is appointing Janus Kamradt to lead sales activities for the group’s newly-established aircraft sales operation and its aircraft management business.
Kamradt says: “I was immediately attracted to Ocean Sky because the group has tremendous growth potential. As someone who has worked extensively with luxury brands, I believe Ocean Sky has exceptional brand pedigree and the potential to become one of the most admired aviation organisations in the world. The group offered me a rare opportunity, combining a talented sales team with a philosophy and breadth of services that resonate strongly with customers who demand the best.
“Ocean Sky has great experience operating large-cabin aircraft, such as the Challenger and Global Express fleets. We will therefore exploit this strength to become the first choice for large-cabin sales and management services. At the same time, we will respond to the needs of the wider European market, so will become increasingly active in the midsize aircraft segment.”
Kamradt joins Ocean Sky from Global Jet Concept SA, where he was senior vice president for international sales, responsible for business development across the company’s aircraft sales, aircraft management and charter activities. Previously, he worked at private aviation operator Jet Republic as sales director for Scandinavia and the Benelux region. Kamradt’s career experience also includes serving as director of global marketing and vice president of EMEA sales at cosmetic research and surgery firm Alvi Armani Medical; brand equity analyst and investment director at US luxury-focused investment firm LLC; and general manager of London-based couturier Isabell Kristensen.
Kamradt holds an MBA from SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan. In addition to his native Danish, he speaks fluent English, Italian, Spanish, Swedish and Norwegian.
Ocean Sky’s group chief executive Steve Grimes says: “Janus is ideally qualified to drive sales for our aircraft and aircraft management businesses. Not only does he have great experience of business aviation, but his senior experience in other luxury sectors gives him a rounded understanding of what high-net-worth customers require. Janus also shares Ocean Sky’s conviction that brand strength will be a key factor separating the winners from the losers in tomorrow’s business aviation industry. We are delighted to welcome him to our team.”