Jons Hensel

Jons Hensel

Chairman, Innovation Centre of Excellence


Jons Hensel was appointed Chairman of the Innovation Centre of gategroup in 2015 and he is also a member of the executive committee.

Mr. Hensel has over 40 years of experience in the areas of sales and marketing in the airline industry since he started his career in the family business, deSter, in Amsterdam. In 2000, he founded a new company called Helios which grew into a worldwide organisation under his leadership. In 2012, Helios was acquired by deSter and Mr. Hensel was appointed Chairman of deSter. Holding.

Mr. Hensel is a true autodidact who quickly became a very successful entrepreneur in the airline- and hospitality industry.