| Rene Closter|
President and founder of Luxembourg Air Rescue
René Closter (born 15 December 1952 in Luxembourg) is president and founder of Luxembourg Air Rescue.
René Closter Wikipedia
Electro-Technician by profession, René Closter started his working career in 1973 within the professional fire brigade of the City of Luxembourg. After having started studies again in business management, he became a senior manager in the financial services sector with positions in London, Hong Kong and New York City.
René Closter is now President and CEO of LAR and CEO of Luxembourg Air Ambulance. He is also vice-chairman of DRF (Deutsche Rettungsflugwacht), former board member of EHAC (European HEMS & Air Ambulance Committee ) and of various institutions in Luxembourg.
René Closter is a licensed helicopter pilot. During all his years in the Rescue business (fire brigade + Luxembourg Air Rescue) he performed more than 14.000 missions in Luxembourg and on the scenes of major catastrophes (Iran, Tsunami, Pakistan, etc.).
In 2013, on the occasion of the 25th birthday of Luxembourg Air Rescue, René Closter has been granted the title of “Chevalier de l’Ordre de Nassau avec Couronne” by the Grand Duke of Luxembourg and “Officier de l’Ordre de la Couronne” by his Majesty the King Albert II of Belgium.
End of September 2015, René Closter was awarded for his efforts in the cross border rescue services cooperation and received the prize from the “ Stiftung zur Förderung der deutsch-luxemburgischen Zusammenarbeit auf dem Gebiet der Wissenschaften“