Boutsen Aviation Team
Boutsen Aviation is the story of a man and his dream. Thierry Boutsen made his first career as a major player in Formula One, a profession that revolved around precision, excellence, details, and most importantly, a winning team. As he transitioned into his second career in business aviation, it comes as no surprise that he would carry over these values and instill them onto his company.
BOUTSEN AVIATION MANAGEMENT
Thierry Boutsen, Chairman & Founder of Boutsen Aviation
Thierry BOUTSENWhen Thierry Boutsen created Boutsen Aviation in 1997 with a vision to position himself in the pre-owned business jet sales market, the former Formula One driver could hardly have imagined that within a few years he would be a major player 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 26 years after creating Boutsen Aviation, the team has sold an astounding 419 aircraft to date, making them one of the leading European companies in the industry.
Today the management of Boutsen Aviation is made up of Founder and Chairman Thierry Boutsen and President Dominique Trinquet. Together, they are shareholders and board members of the Monaco-based company.
Dominique TrinquetDominique's career began with a passion for aviation, leading him to begin airline pilot training in 1990. Over the next two years, he gained invaluable flight experience while based at Paris Toussus-Le-Noble. In 1992, he moved to the French West Indies where he served as an airline pilot. Upon his return to Paris at the end of 1993, he joined the aviation community and flew as a captain on various jet aircraft. One year later, he decided to build experience by working as sales manager of an aircraft brokerage company in Le Bourget, France.
Dominique joined the growing team of Boutsen Aviation in 2000 as a shareholder and Sales Manager, and since 2015 he has been the President of the company.
Dominique Trinquet, President of Boutsen Aviation
Timothee joined Boutsen Aviation from Dassault Falcon Jet, where he was responsible for all new Falcon product sales in Northern, then Eastern China. He successfully participated in the soaring development of Dassault Falcon in this region where, in 2010 there were only three Falcons in operation, to more than 30 aircraft at the start of 2014.
Fluent in English, French and Chinese, matched with impeccable business development and sales skills gained throughout his professional career mostly spent within the Chinese aerospace industry since 2005, Timothee also holds a private pilot certificate.
Regional Director Northern Europe
James is a qualified rotary pilot with extensive experience and knowledge of the aviation industry, having specialised in the acquisition, ownership, importation and operation of business aircraft in Northern Europe. He has worked with a wide range of aircraft types, from single engine helicopters to large cabin heavy jets.
After his education, James trained to become a commercial helicopter pilot. Most recently, his experience as director of Oceanskies Aero Limited, an independent aviation consultancy, prepared him to join the team at Boutsen Aviation in May, 2019.
Aircraft Sales Director Switzerland and Eastern Europe
Based in Zurich, Jean-Louis joined Boutsen Aviation in 2020 to expand the company’s presence in Switzerland & Eastern Europe. With an extensive background of over 15 years in business aviation, he held a variety of executive roles including Director of Operations at Dassault Falcon Services, Director of Aircraft Management with Execujet, Chairman of the ACJ Advisory Board and Director of a large Monaco-based family office. Engineer from the ENAC (French Civil Aviation Academy), he holds an MBA degree in General Management from the INSEAD Business School and is fluent in English, French, Russian and German.
Vice President Sales for Africa
Donald, our new VP of Sales for Africa, brings a wealth of experience from his successful career in sales and entrepreneurship. His expertise and track record make him a valuable addition to Boutsen Aviation. As the Head of Sales for Africa, Donald underscores our commitment to expanding and strengthening our presence in this rapidly growing region. With a deep understanding of the African market and a history of successful leadership in companies like ISAGI Aviation, AVIANET Consulting, and Africa Tours Center, Donald is well-equipped to navigate the challenges and capitalize on opportunities in the region.
Aircraft Sales India
Based in New Delhi, Atiesh Mishra joined Boutsen Aviation in 2018 with the dedicated position of developing the company's presence in the Southeast Asian region, including India, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia.
Atiesh holds a Commercial Private License, which further allows him to provide his clients with the most proficient industry knowledge.
Aircraft Sales & Market Analysis
Benjamin recently graduated as a mechanical and structural engineer in aerospace systems from the IPSA school. Since his first flight at the age of 15, Benjamin has been passionate about aeronautics and has invested in expanding and strengthening his knowledge through various internships.
Having completed an exchange semester at the University of Arizona, he learned how to manage communication projects with an international context, proving his attraction for the challenge and open-mindedness that will be useful within Boutsen Aviation international work scope.
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Finance & Administration Manager
Elise joined the Boutsen team in 2023 as Finance and Administration Manager, taking over accounts payable and receivable and HR functions. Her accomplishments have included assistance on projects ranging from global treasury operations and international travel safety to budgeting in her roles at the President’s Office and Treasury at Columbia University, New York. She holds dual Master’s degrees in French Literature from New York University and in English from the Université de Nice. Her multicultural background and range of interests allow her to relate to discerning clients and dovetails with the Boutsen Aviation ethos.
Freshly graduated with a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management, Amandine spent a few months in Singapore. Upon her return to Monaco, she worked for one year as a personal assistant for a local family.
From an early age, Amandine has been interested and involved in human relations, and in 2019 she joined Boutsen Aviation as Team Assistant.
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With a Masters in Communication and Graphic Industries, Laurent was one of the first to join the Boutsen Aviation team when the company was founded in 1997. Prior to his appointment, Laurent worked for five years for a leading French Aviation Magazine.
In 2004, Laurent went on to take a short break from aviation to focus on new technologies and work for another French company dealing with the editing of navigational guides. He returned full-time to Boutsen Aviation in 2011, and now is responsible for the web development and the intricate intranet/extranet solutions for Boutsen Aviation