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Ivan Levy

EEA Helicopter Operations B.V.

Zurich, CH

Executive Chairman

EEA Helicopter Operations B.V.

Ivan Levy

Biography

Ivan Levy is Executive Chairman and majority shareholder of EEA Helicopter Operations BV, the European entity of CHC Helicopter Operations which transports people to and from offshore oil & gas installations in the EMEA regions as well as running sea rescue operations.

With an interest in fine dining, Ivan is co-owner of fera and The Kitchen restaurants in Palma. He is shareholder & Non-Executive Chairman of Son Naava which produces bio dynamic olive oil from Spain. He also has interests in property development and is shareholder and Non-Executive Chairman at Coco Sage, known for creating luxury spaces 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. 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, 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 guide children from poverty to prosp

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5 of the best places to eat in Palma de Mallorca - A Luxury Travel Blog : A Luxury Travel Blog

Over recent years Chef Simon Petutschnig has emerged as one of Mallorca’s most creative chefs. His collaboration with Iván & Sheela Levy, with the elegant restaurant Fera, takes dining out in Palma to a whole new level; combining culture, cuisine and fine art.

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Helicopters sent to rescue 1,300 passengers from cruise ship off Norway

Helicopters from  the Sea & Rescue Team at CHC Helicopter Operations, of which Ivan Levy is Chairman, airlifted passengers and crew members one by one from the vessel in rough seas in the Hustadvika area on the western coast of Norway and rescuers are facing waves of about 6-8 meters (roughly 19-26 feet) high. 

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Ivan Levy’s Background

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EEA Helicopter Operations B.V.
Executive Chairman
Dec 2017 - Present
Den Helder, NL
EEA Helicopter Operations (EHOB) is the European entity of Dutch company CHC Helicopter, global headquarters Irving, Texas. EHOB provides helicopter services in the North sea and operates under the CHC brand name.
Director
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.
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. https://spark.adobe.com/page/GVOMr7hVK6G9e/ https://spark.adobe.com/page/upHDTTGUEkOqB/
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Current Non-Executive Positions

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.
Shareholder & Non-Executive Chairman
Sep 2010 - Present
Montuïri, ES
Son Naava produces pure and delicate Arbequina Bio Dynamic Olive Oil from 2500 trees growing near Montuiri, Mallorca. The oil is available at selected Delicatessen Stores in Europe, Coop Switzerland and Shanghai, Suzhou & Bejing.

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.

Philanthropy

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