Robert Thor Dranitzke is Executive Vice President, Commercial for Milestone Aviation Group. In this role, he is responsible for global sales and business development.
In his prior position as NetJets Europe chief operating officer, Robert managed a fleet of 165 aircraft, oversaw a staff of 1,800 and was responsible for safety, customer service, a €700 million budget and all aspects of flight operations. Under Robert’s leadership, NetJets Europe excelled in each of these areas, maintaining a 0% accident rate, increasing customer satisfaction by 22% and undertaking an €89 million corporate savings program. Prior to his appointment as COO, Robert worked as director of marketing, communications and corporate social responsibility. In this role, he developed an industry leading global approach to climate change which today sees NetJets Europe offsetting more than 60% of its total carbon emissions. Robert started at NetJets Europe in 2002 as business development manager where he delivered dozens of sales transactions with high net worth individuals and corporations including Euro Stoxx 50 companies.
Prior to arriving at NetJets Europe, Robert spent two years as a financial analyst at UBS in London, where he analyzed and executed a broad variety of M&A transactions in telecommunications, technology, media and retail.
Robert, a tri-citizen of the United States, Iceland and the United Kingdom, is a graduate of Princeton University with an AB in economics. He is conversant in Japanese and speaks basic French.