Discover more about each of our team members´ individual journeys. Learn how, in joining together we aim to provide the perfect and personal combination of listening, advice and service. And in doing so, put together your ideal aircraft sales solution.
In addition to our core team we have an extended network of aviation consultants locally in different countries that we use when required. These include: technicians, CAMO, pilots, test-pilots as well as local legal representatives.
Our Founder and Chairman Michael Savback is a respected pillar of the international helicopter community and beyond. Widely recognised for his proud reputation for providing trusted, independent, exemplary customer service and a passion for innovation in vertical flight. His diverse aerospace & aviation experience extends across a wide range of rotary and fixed wing types, markets and missions.
Before setting up Savback Helicopters Michael worked in key technical and commercial roles for SAAB and Karlebo Aviation in addition to serving in the military as a mechanic on the iconic Saab Draken fighter. Michael holds both a Commercial Helicopter and Private Fixed Wing licence.
Reja teamed up with Michael at Savback in 2014, bringing a combination of strategy, business development and extensive marketing experience into the mix. She commenced her journey at the company’s marketing department, as Sales & Marketing Director. Over time, she has become more involved with the operational aspect of the business, earning the titles of Chief Operating Officer & Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to joining the Savback team, Reja has been in charge of several business projects for clients in the luxury automotive, property and transport sector among other, and held multiple board positions.
Reja is at the forefront of the business leading future partnership discussions and business strategy including marketing. Reja holds a master’s degree in Finance and Strategy.
Savback Helicopters is pleased to announce another addition to its sales team, engaging Stephen Mitchell as its Head of Sales for the UK and Ireland, effective immediately. Stephen will be based at the company’s newly opened facilities at the Nottingham Heliport, UK.
Stephen brings 25 years of experience in civil aviation sales to Savback. Following 12 years’ service in the Royal Air Force, he began a career in helicopter sales, specialising in transacting Robinson and Leonardo Helicopters. This included 17 years with Sloane Helicopters. Following this, Stephen gained experience in both business jet and commercial airline sales in cooperation with Aura Aviation and JetBrokers Inc. With an additional seven years of experience in the primary aviation markets, he brings a deep understanding of how the fixed wing and rotary markets complement each other.
Brigadier General (ret) Fredrik Bergman has as a background in the Swedish Air Force and is a trained fighter pilot with over 2000 hours of flight experience. He gained his pilot training in the Air Force Flying Training School in Ljungbyhed and in the Air Force War Academy in Uppsala. He graduated from the Swedish Defence College’s Advanced Command Course in 2003. He has a Master degree in Military Operational Art and Science from Air University in USA.
Fredrik has been Squadron Commander for two different Fighter Squadrons and has served in the Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters as Head of Air Force Training and Development Staff.
In 2011, he was appointed Commanding Officer for the Swedish unit FL 02 during the international military operation Unified Protector over Libya. After his return to Sweden, he has served as Commanding Officer of the Norrbotten Wing, F 21 in Luleå.
In January 2015, Fredrik was assigned by the Supreme Commander to lead the work with the Swedish Armed Forces' long-term change and development work. Fredrik has also served as Chief of Staff and Deputy Head of the Swedish Armed Forces Communications Department.
Brigadier General Fredrik Bergmans last assignment was as Head of Test & Evaluation at Swedish Defence Material Administration, FMV. After 35 years of military service, he retired from the Swedish Armed Forces in August 2022.
Tomasz Kępczyński joined Savback Helicopters in the beginning of 2023 in the role of Contract and Compliance Director.
Tomasz is a qualified Legal Counsel with proven track record of utilizing contractual, corporate and business advisory skills to expertly support its clients' businesses. Offering 20+ years of experience effectively fulfilling duties, achieving outstanding results for clients in a variety of legal matters.
Thanks to years of work as advisor to family office he can understand the business needs and goals of his clients and propose the most efficient legal solutions.
Isabelle Malmström joined the Savback Helicopters team in the autumn of 2021 in the role of financial manager. Isabelle has a degree in accounting and a broad experience of economy in various industries. With a dedication to numbers and accuracy, Isabelle keeps the books in order.
Axel Mård joined the Savback Helicopters Client Services team in the autumn of 2020, after having gained valuable commercial and technical experience working for a start-up clothing brand as their Marketing Manager and E-commerce developer. In addition to providing regular communication with clients and the key responsibility for marketing our helicopters through targeted social channels, Axel also compiles, checks for accuracy and designs our spec sheets and other marketing materials as well as making regular updates to our website content. Axel holds a Degree in Media and Communication science from Jönköping University, Sweden.
Ksenya Tsymbaliy joined Savback Helicopters in the summer of 2022 in the role of Sales & Marketing Assistant. With her knowledge of International Economics, together with her multilingual skills and extensive history of working with lead generations she has proven to be a valued member of the team.
Bo Joined Savback in 2019 as Technical Advisor and independent inspector on different helicopter types and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the team. His impressive CV reflects a long and diverse career in both rotary and fixed-wing aviation.
Bo’s capability includes multiple platform experience in civil and military roles including time spent at Saab, Skyways and Patria providing engineering, inspection and CAMO services. Types include: Black Hawk, MD90 and MD87, Embraer145 and Saab340. Bo holds valid EASA & Military Aircraft Maintenance Licenses.
Experienced Cat 1 Test pilot Peter Wallgren joins Savback Helicopters as Senior Advisor.
Peter’s CV reflects a long career as an experimental test pilot in rotary wing aviation. His capabilities include experience in both military and civil roles, such as being a utility helicopter pilot in the Swedish Air Force, a test pilot at FMV Test and Evaluation Centre, and HEMS pilot at Svensk Luftambulans. Peter holds a valid EASA License (ATPL), including a Cat 1 Test pilot rating. He has converted on 15 different helicopter types (e.g. NH90, A109-LUHS, AS350 and EC-145)