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ABOUT

OceanSky was founded in 2014 after many years of research and investigation in the lighter than air sector. The management and founders have a substantial background in the aviation industry. This includes creating, starting and developing several airlines, developing and expanding market segments within the aviation industry and developing new

concepts and groundbreaking technology developments. Amongst us, we have developed more than 4 different JAR 25 commercial cargo aircraft into E-class compartment freighters as project initiators and project managers which has led to successful business ventures and creation of high-value assets.
Our management team also have extensive

experience in the ultra-large private jet sector, which caters VIP services for family offices, affluent individuals and succesful businesses.
Our advisory board is carefully selected to represent the best in luxury experiential travelling, and delivers the best of Scandinavian knowledge and expertise in the experiential sector.

ABOUT

OceanSky was founded in 2014 after many years of research and investigation in the lighter-than-air sector.
The management and founders have a substantial background in the aviation industry. This includes creating, starting and developing several airlines, developing and expanding market segments within the aviation industry and developing new concepts and groundbreaking technology developments.
Amongst us, we have developed more than 4 different JAR 25 commercial cargo aircraft into
E-class compartment freighters as project
initiators and project managers which has led to successful business ventures and creation of high-value assets.
Our management team also have extensive experience in the ultra-large private jet sector, which caters VIP services for family offices, affluent individuals and successful businesses.
Our advisory board is carefully selected to represent the best in luxurious adventure travelling, and delivers the best of Scandinavian knowledge and expertise in the experiential sector.

VISION

Our vision is to shape the future of aviation. We have a passion for sustainable skies and innovative alternatives in aviation.

MISSION

Our mission is to change the concepts of high-end travel and deliver unique experiences. Luxury travel is a stepping stone towards sustainable mobility.

VISION

Our vision is to shape the future of aviation. We have a passion for sustainable skies and innovative alternatives in aviation.

MISSION

Our mission is to change the concepts of high-end travel and deliver unique experiences. Luxury travel is a stepping stone towards sustainable mobility.

OCEANSKY TEAM

  • oceanskycruisis - Carl-Oscar Lawaczeck CEO and Founder
    Carl-Oscar Lawaczeck

    CEO & Co-founder

    Commercial Airline experience as pilot in cargo operations, VIP corporate airlines, and legacy passenger airlines. Project manager of world-first Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 cargo conversion. Entrepreneurial experience in aviation services. BSc Economics and Logistics-University of Gothenburg.

  • oceanskycruisis - Max Pinucci From Advisory board
    Max Pinucci

    Advisory Board & Co-founder

    His active role includes planning, consulting and researching responsibilities. Max is an expert in multimedia communication and technology, in particular, for innovative design. Lecturer at ISIA of Florence. Max is a sports pilot.

  • Kim Krogtoft

    COO

    Captain Kim Krogtoft has been a Commercial Pilot for 44 years in operational, start up and management roles, and still flying Boeing 737. He is an entrepreneurial, adventurous aviator and former Maersk Air Captain, where he served as member of the Board for 12 years and Chairman for the fixed wing and helicopter pilots in the North Sea.

  • oceanskycruisis - Aymeric Naudin OceanSky Sales representative Asia Pacific
    Aymeric Naudin

    Sales representative Asia Pacific

    Aymeric has been based in China for over 8 years. He has in-depth experience and network within Asia where he is representing and promoting experiential travel and unique journeys. Aymeric was part of the launch of the National Geographic Expeditions brand in China. Master in Economics, Business Administration and Management.

  • oceanskycruisis - Melanie Endres OceanSky Sales representative Americas
    Melanie Endres

    Sales representative Americas

    Melanie is a Sales & Marketing expert with more than 10 years of experience from a Virtuoso On-Site tour operator specializing in unique itinerary design, product development, high-end B2B and B2C client consultancy in English, Spanish and German. Bachelor of Arts in International Business & Tourism Development from the Heidelberg International Business Academy.

  • Gisle Dueland

    Sales representative Europe & Middle East

    Gisle has held executive positions in international airlines including restructuring plans, route development, distribution, international sales and marketing, product design, alliances as well as public affairs. BcS, Stockholm University and Class VIII Yacht Master.

  • Amar Dueland

    Sales representative UK

    Our London based representative has earned years of experience in the high-end travel and lifestyle industry as well as in diplomatic arenas in Washington DC, Istanbul, Stockholm and Seoul. Amar joined our team after graduating from Lund University with a bachelor in Political Science & Economics.

  • oceanskycruisis - Samuel Lanciné Gustafsson - A Chief Communication Officer
    Samuel Lanciné Gustafsson

    CCO

    Web editor and digital strategist. He has worked as digital project leader for Appelberg and UPH, and as web editor for Riksutställningar, LG Scandinavia, and Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern. Computer and Communication studies at Stockholm University.

  • Rune Kirt

    Creative Design

    Passionate mountain biker: a big influence on his work and creativity –  having a mindset of constantly thinking different. Rune is also an advisory board member of Design School Kolding and part of the expert panel of CHARGE Energy Awards.

  • oceanskycruisis - Mads Thomsen - A Visualization Expert
    Mads Thomsen

    Visualization Expert

    His passion for future technology, ancient ruins and alien architecture translates into a profession with an unmatched ability to create visualizations based on visions, through co-development on projects that combined challenges the future and his passion for complex forms.

  • oceanskycruisis - Maria Adelaide Fazzi - A Communication Designer
    Maria Adelaide Fazzi

    Communication & Brand Designer

    Visual Designer with a specific focus on brand building and development. Passionate about environmental sustainability, Maria Adelaide is always looking for daily choices to minimize our impact on the planet.

  • oceanskycruisis - Mats Hamnström - Flight Ops Manager
    Mats Hamnström

    Flight Ops Manager

    Commercial airline pilot, started flying in 2001. Grew up as a summer-child in the red-rock archipelago of the Åland Islands and taught to nurture our precious surroundings. I am thrilled about OceanSky’s vision to bring something new and sustainable to Aviation.

  • oceanskycruisis - Carl-Franz Lawaczeck From Advisory board
    Carl-Franz Lawaczeck

    Advisory Board & Co-founder

    Previous roles include Vice President of West Air Europe, built up the airline together with his team from 2 aircrafts to more than 40 modern aircrafts. Former President of Translux. 39 years of passengers and freighter operations in aviation including charter tour operations.

  • oceanskycruisis - Ulf Svensson From Advisory board
    Ulf Svensson

    Advisory Board & Co-founder

    Ulf is a Traffic- transport- and environmental Analyst, with background at the national and international level. He has collaborated with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the Swedish Energy Agency and Swedish Traffic Administration.

  • oceanskycruisis - Matts Lundin From Advisory board
    Matts Lundin

    Advisory Board & Co-founder

    Senior consultant. Shipbuilder and Ph.D. in unit load handling and transport systems. Expertise in development and implementation of models for regional, national and international strategic analysis and planning of multimodal and multiproduct freight transportation.

  • oceanskycruisis - Hans Golteus From Advisory board
    Hans Golteus

    Advisory board

    Hans is a Business Consultant and Board member of HGL Consulting, Whispr and BBW Mediagroup. His previous roles include President for Kloster Cruise Ltd; CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line; Vice President of Ericsson, President of Ericsson-Brazil and CEO of Siem Capital.

  • oceanskycruisis - Dan Björk From Advisory board
    Dan Björk

    Advisory board

    Currently active in Visit Arctic Europe, Dan’s experience excels in the Nordic Region of Scandinavia. It includes his role as Marketing Director of the ICEHOTEL, which qualified for Virtuoso’s network, and he was also CEO of Destination Kiruna.

OCEANSKY TEAM

  • oceanskycruisis - Carl-Oscar Lawaczeck CEO and Founder
    Carl-Oscar Lawaczeck

    CEO & Co-founder

    Commercial Airline experience as pilot in cargo operations, VIP corporate airlines, and legacy passenger airlines. Project manager of world-first Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 cargo conversion. Entrepreneurial experience in aviation services. BSc Economics and Logistics-University of Gothenburg.

  • oceanskycruisis - Max Pinucci From Advisory board
    Max Pinucci

    Advisory Board & Co-founder

    His active role includes planning, consulting and researching responsibilities. Max is an expert in multimedia communication and technology, in particular, for innovative design. Lecturer at ISIA of Florence. Max is a sports pilot.

  • Kim Krogtoft

    COO

    Captain Kim Krogtoft has been a Commercial Pilot for 44 years in operational, start up and management roles, and still flying Boeing 737. He is an entrepreneurial, adventurous aviator and former Maersk Air Captain, where he served as member of the Board for 12 years and Chairman for the fixed wing and helicopter pilots in the North Sea.

  • oceanskycruisis - Aymeric Naudin OceanSky Sales representative Asia Pacific
    Aymeric Naudin

    Sales representative Asia Pacific

    Aymeric has been based in China for over 8 years. He has in-depth experience and network within Asia where he is representing and promoting experiential travel and unique journeys. Aymeric was part of the launch of the National Geographic Expeditions brand in China. Master in Economics, Business Administration and Management.

  • oceanskycruisis - Melanie Endres OceanSky Sales representative Americas
    Melanie Endres

    Sales representative Americas

    Melanie is a Sales & Marketing expert with more than 10 years of experience from a Virtuoso On-Site tour operator specializing in unique itinerary design, product development, high-end B2B and B2C client consultancy in English, Spanish and German. Bachelor of Arts in International Business & Tourism Development from the Heidelberg International Business Academy.

  • Gisle Dueland

    Sales representative Europe & Middle East

    Gisle has held executive positions in international airlines including restructuring plans, route development, distribution, international sales and marketing, product design, alliances as well as public affairs. BcS, Stockholm University and Class VIII Yacht Master.

  • Amar Dueland

    Sales representative UK

    Our London based representative has earned years of experience in the high-end travel and lifestyle industry as well as in diplomatic arenas in Washington DC, Istanbul, Stockholm and Seoul. Amar joined our team after graduating from Lund University with a bachelor in Political Science & Economics.

  • oceanskycruisis - Samuel Lanciné Gustafsson - A Chief Communication Officer
    Samuel Lanciné Gustafsson

    CCO

    Web editor and digital strategist. He has worked as digital project leader for Appelberg and UPH, and as web editor for Riksutställningar, LG Scandinavia, and Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern. Computer and Communication studies at Stockholm University.

  • Rune Kirt

    Creative Design

    Passionate mountain biker: a big influence on his work and creativity –  having a mindset of constantly thinking different. Rune is also an advisory board member of Design School Kolding and part of the expert panel of CHARGE Energy Awards.

  • oceanskycruisis - Mads Thomsen - A Visualization Expert
    Mads Thomsen

    Visualization Expert

    His passion for future technology, ancient ruins and alien architecture translates into a profession with an unmatched ability to create visualizations based on visions, through co-development on projects that combined challenges the future and his passion for complex forms.

  • oceanskycruisis - Maria Adelaide Fazzi - A Communication Designer
    Maria Adelaide Fazzi

    Communication & Brand Designer

    Visual Designer with a specific focus on brand building and development. Passionate about environmental sustainability, Maria Adelaide is always looking for daily choices to minimize our impact on the planet.

  • oceanskycruisis - Mats Hamnström - Flight Ops Manager
    Mats Hamnström

    Flight Ops Manager

    Commercial airline pilot, started flying in 2001. Grew up as a summer-child in the red-rock archipelago of the Åland Islands and taught to nurture our precious surroundings. I am thrilled about OceanSky’s vision to bring something new and sustainable to Aviation.

  • oceanskycruisis - Carl-Franz Lawaczeck From Advisory board
    Carl-Franz Lawaczeck

    Advisory Board & Co-founder

    Previous roles include Vice President of West Air Europe, built up the airline together with his team from 2 aircrafts to more than 40 modern aircrafts. Former President of Translux. 39 years of passengers and freighter operations in aviation including charter tour operations.

  • oceanskycruisis - Ulf Svensson From Advisory board
    Ulf Svensson

    Advisory Board & Co-founder

    Ulf is a Traffic- transport- and environmental Analyst, with background at the national and international level. He has collaborated with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the Swedish Energy Agency and Swedish Traffic Administration.

  • oceanskycruisis - Matts Lundin From Advisory board
    Matts Lundin

    Advisory Board & Co-founder

    Senior consultant. Shipbuilder and Ph.D. in unit load handling and transport systems. Expertise in development and implementation of models for regional, national and international strategic analysis and planning of multimodal and multiproduct freight transportation.

MEET THE CREW

EXTENDED TEAM

  • oceanskycruisis - Tom Hegen - Photo Designer
    Tom Hegen

    Photo Designer

    Tom photographs landscapes, that have been heavily transformed by human intervention and show places, where nature is channelled, regulated and controlled. From a distance – from the top – the often irreversible trace that we have left on our planet is even more evident.

  • oceanskycruisis - Luca Lupi - Volcano Travel Expert
    Luca Lupi

    Volcano Travel Expert

    Italian traveller, explorer, photographer and scientific disseminator, Luca Lupi is considered to be the top multidisciplinary expert of Danakil. Founder of the “Vulcano Esplorazioni” he designs scientific volcano expeditions to Iceland, Africa, America and Asia.

  • oceanskycruisis - Giacomo De Stefano - Pioneer in sustainability
    Giacomo De Stefano

    Pioneer in sustainability

    Simple navigator and filmmaker. He has dedicated his past 15 years searching for new ways to sustainable economies, related to water protection and slow travelling. Among his projects , Man on The River, Rowing from London to Istanbul, and a solo bike, ski and kite trip from Mallorca to Nordkapp.

  • oceanskycruisis - Magnus Swahn - Transport Measures Analyst
    Magnus Swahn

    Transport Measures Analyst

    Conlogic is a consulting company active within sustainable logistics. Customers are transport procuring companies, transport service companies and various authorities. Conlogic supports OceanSky and the development of lighter-than-air technology for sustainable mobility.

  • oceanskycruisis - Robert-Swan- Expedition Leader, Arctic Expert
    Robert-Swan

    Expedition Leader, Arctic Expert

    Robert Swan is the first man in history to walk both the North and South Poles, Founder of 2041.com “I am thrilled to be a part of this project as an expedition leader. Arctic Nature is a passion and I love to teach about safety, wildlife, and survival in the Arctic climate. The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it. Finding new alternative ways of travel is important for our future.”

  • Petter Johannesen

    Heir of Amundsen

    Petter is a direct descendant from the famous polar explorer Roald Amundsen. He has inherited the genes of exploration. Growing up in Namibia, Petter is titled the Consul of Namibia in Italy, where he now resides. “I am proud to support OceanSky Cruises, I will promote this historical expedition with a passion to better the world with clean airship travel.”

  • John Stevenson

    Director

    John Stevenson got his start working with Jim Henson on the original Muppet Show in 1977. In the 43 years since then he has worked in every aspect of live action and animation production on twelve feature films and ten television series. He has directed the short film The Polar Bears, and the feature films Kung Fu Panda (with Mark Osborne) and Sherlock Gnomes. He loves dinosaurs, airships and his family, but not necessarily in that order.

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