Nicole Leyre appointed new skyguide CFO

Nicole Leyre appointed new skyguide CFO

Nicole Leyre has been appointed as skyguide’s new Chief Financial Officer. She will assume her duties on 1 July. Leyre succeeds Marc R. Bohren, who is taking ordinary retirement.

“Marc has managed and guided our company’s finances with great clarity and circumspection,” says CEO Alex Bristol. “And I offer him my deepest thanks for his many years of service and commitment as our CFO.” Marc R. Bohren will continue to serve on the board of directors of skyguide’s skysoft subsidiary in an external capacity; and he will also remain a trustee of skycare, skyguide’s company pension scheme, until the end of this year.


Nicole Leyre can draw on more than 25 years of experience in leading financial positions at industrial companies in Switzerland and France. For the past ten years she has been serving as Chief Financial Officer of KBA-NotaSys, which specializes in manufacturing banknote printing machines. In this capacity she has also served on the company’s Executive Board, and is further responsible for its IT, human resources and facility management. Prior to this she spent 14 years in various executive capacities with the globally active and stock exchange-listed Schneider Electric electrical engineering corporation.


“It is the fascination of working at the interface between business and politics and the determination with which skyguide’s management is aligning the company to the challenges of tomorrow that convinced me to take on this new mandate,” Nicole Leyre says of her move.


“Nicole Leyre has extensive experience of leading multi-discipline and multicultural teams, and brings impressive credentials in managing change processes,” adds Alex Bristol. “Time and again, she has successfully steered and overseen restructuring processes to realign companies to their new objectives and demands. In Nicole and Myriam Käser, who joined us in mid-February, we have added two strong leaders to our Executive Board. And I am convinced that, with this top-management team, we are excellently equipped to meet and master all the corporate challenges ahead.”