Heart Aerospace announces Gijsberth de Ruiter as Chief Financial Officer
Gothenburg, Sweden, 10 Oct. 2022 – Swedish electric airplane maker Heart Aerospace is pleased to announce Gijsberth de Ruiter as the company’s Chief Financial Officer.
Gijsberth brings with him a wealth of experience from more than 30 years in finance. Prior to joining Heart Aerospace, he was Financial Officer at Nouryon, responsible for the finance organization and the performance of the worldwide integrated supply chain organization.
“I believe in putting good practices to work from the very beginning and at Heart Aerospace I get a chance to do just that. To help build a company from the start is exactly the kind of challenge I’m looking for and I’m excited to be part of Heart Aerospace’s journey,” said Gijsberth de Ruiter, Chief Financial Officer of Heart Aerospace.
Gijsberth will be a member of Heart Aerospace Senior Leadership Team and responsible for building a scalable finance function and act as a strategic partner for the CEO in fundraising.
“I am really pleased to welcome Gijsberth to our team. He brings credibility and insight to our interactions with internal and external parties, including potential investors and banks. I couldn’t wish for a more competent person to build the processes that will support our future growth,” said Anders Forslund, CEO of Heart Aerospace.
About Heart Aerospace
At Heart Aerospace we work at the cutting edge of technology while contributing towards a sustainable future. Heart’s mission is to create the world’s greenest, most affordable, and most accessible form of transport. This mission is grounded in the outlook that electric air travel will become the new normal for regional flights and can be transformational in addressing the industry’s key sustainability challenges.
At Heart Aerospace we develop the ES-30, a regional electric airplane with a standard seating capacity of 30 passengers driven by electric motors with battery derived energy. The ES-30 will have a fully electric zero emissions range of 200 kilometers, an extended range of 400 kilometers with 30 passengers and flexibility to fly up to 800 kilometers with 25 passengers, all including typical airline reserves.
Our investors include Air Canada, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, EQT Ventures, European Investment Council, Lower Carbon Capital, Mesa Air Group Inc, Saab and United Airlines Ventures. Our main offices and final assembly facility will be located at Säve Airport in Gothenburg, Sweden.