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Ivan Levy

CHC Helicopters

Zurich, CH

Executive Chairman

CHC Helicopters

Ivan Levy


Ivan Levy is Executive Chairman of CHC Helicopter Operations who transport thousands of people to and from offshore oil & gas installations in the EMEA regions.

With an interest in fine dining, Ivan is co-owner of fera and The Kitchen restaurants in Palma. He is a shareholder & Non-Executive Chairman of Son Naava which produces bio dynamic olive oil from Montuiri, Spain. He also has interests in property development and is shareholder and Non-Executive Chairman at Coco Sage, which is known for creating luxury spaces with the finest finishes, in stunning locations in Mallorca.

In 2000, Ivan owned the master licence and opened the first UK branch of California Closets, on the Kings Road in London. Earlier, in 1983, Ivan and his wife established the franchise for The Body Shop in Switzerland. He ran the company as CEO until 1996 when he moved to the UK to take up a board position at The Body Shop International plc. In 2010, Ivan sold The Body Shop, Switzerland to COOP but remained CEO until 2012.

His charity work has included Vice President of the Board of Aids-Hilfe Schweiz, an organisation which aims to educate people about sexually transmitted diseases, in particular HIV. Ivan was UK Chairman of Magic Bus, a not-for-profit organisation which empowers vulnerable children in India, to make effective life choices. He initiated the Magic Bus Myanmar and is now a member of the Magic Bus Global Board.

Ivan was also a Director and owner of Earthchild in Cape Town, a business he sold to Truworths in 2014. Additionally, Ivan created and supported a new brand identity for a charity founded by the Franciscan Convent in Arta, Mallorca and is the Founder and Chair of Dulwich International Schools Foundation, who are engaged in guiding children from poverty to prosperity.

Ivan Levy’s Newsfeed

18 Mar 2018
Ivan Levy, a cosmopolitan restaurant in Palma

Levy speaks of a "set of coincidences", but also of a "certain logic": "I am a retailer who enjoys service, and where can one do more than live in a restaurant?" 

Ivan Levy’s Background

Executive Chairman
Dec 2017 - Present
Irving, US
CHC transports thousands of people to and from offshore oil and gas installations on the UK Continental Shelf annually, and also fly thousands of SAR and EMS missions each year.
Oct 2008 - Mar 2014
Cape Town, ZA
Earthchild creates relaxed and natural clothing in harmony with nature. The company is passionate about building brands with wholesome values.
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Other Business Interests

Global Board Member
Apr 2018 - Present
Mumbai, IN
Magic Bus is a not-for-profit organisation that works towards creating equal opportunities for children and youth living in some of the most vulnerable circumstances in India.
Founder & Supporter
Jan 2017 - Present
Artà, ES
Dignitat i Feina (Dignity & Jobs) is a non-profit association of the Franciscans of Artà, created to help people in precarious situations, with the aim of providing them with a living through jobs in the fields.

Current Non-Executive Positions

Owner & Non-Executive Chairman
Oct 2017 - Present
Palma, ES
Located in a restored old town palace in Palma, fera is a feast for the eyes, with its eclectic decor and a feast for the palate with its exceptional dining.
Shareholder & Non-Executive Chairman
Apr 2015 - Present
Palma, ES
Coco Sage is a luxury property development company focusing on expansive spaces which feature custom details, the finest natural finishes and the best locations.
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Previous Non-Executive Positions

Board Member & Executive Chairman
Mar 2013 - Nov 2014
Zürich, CH
The spirella brand stands for distinctive style, innovation and design expertise in bathroom interiors, both domestic and international.


Founder & Chair
Oct 2016 - Present
Shanghai, CN
Dulwich International Schools Foundation (DISF) is a philanthropic Catalyst for social change, who strive actively to support organisations & social enterprises that are engaged in guiding children & young adults to move from poverty into prosperity.
UK Chairman
1990 - 2005
London, UK
Magic Bus is a not-for-profit organisation that works towards creating equal opportunities for children and youth living in some of the most vulnerable circumstances in India.
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Ivan Levy’s Education

BA Economics
1976 - 1978
1974 - 1975