Thierry & Daniela BOUTSEN
Thierry Boutsen, Chairman & Founder of Boutsen Aviation - Daniela Boutsen, Co-Founder & President of Boutsen Design
When Thierry Boutsen and his wife Daniela created Boutsen Aviation in 1997 with a vision to position themselves in the pre-owned business jet sales market, the couple could hardly have imagined that within a few years they would be major players in the highly-competitive industry.
Thierry's initial interest in the aviation market sparked during his career in Formula One: He bought his first small plane in 1987, and consequently sold and upgraded it several times throughout his driving career. What began as a casual hobby soon gained the respect and admiration of his fellow F1 drivers, after which he began to advise and assist in the aircraft purchases of his colleagues. The seed of an idea was born as Thierry realized his passion for business and aviation could potentially blossom into an entirely new career.
Now, nearly 20 years after creating Boutsen Aviation, the team has sold an astounding 355 aircraft to date, making them one of the leading European companies in the industry.
Meanwhile, in 2011, Daniela Boutsen launched Boutsen Design, after much success designing the interiors of aircraft sold by Boutsen Aviation. Her passion for "Art de La Table" was long standing, and with the creation of the new company, she now dedicates her artistic and design-focused attention to developing the final touches for not only corporate aircraft, but for luxury residences and yachts.
Today the management of Boutsen Aviation is made up of Founder and Chairman Thierry Boutsen, President Dominique Trinquet, and Executive Vice-President Mathieu Pezin. The three, together with co-founder Daniela Boutsen, are shareholders and board members of the Monaco-based company.