Björn is a Swiss national and has spent the last ten years in senior management positions in Switzerland, Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Björn’s aviation career began as a pilot at the Regional Airline Crossair in Switzerland in 1991, where in addition he served as a manager in various departments. Björn’s last position with Crossair and subsequently with Swiss International Air Lines was Executive Vice President Product and Services where he was a member of the Airline’s Executive Board from 2000 until 2004. After 3 years in Kenya working as a CEO for Transafrik International Airways - a United Nations operator, he changed to Gulf Air in Bahrain in 2007 as the Chief Executive Officer. Björn joined Metrojet in October 2010, after a short period as Advisor to the CEO of LOT Polish Airlines in Poland.
Björn finished the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program (HBS AMP) in 2003 and received an Executive Management Diploma from the IMD in Switzerland (IMD AEDP) in September 2010.