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CHC Group Appoints New General Counsel

Thursday, February 8, 2018


IRVING, TX – CHC Group today announced that Imran Hayat, currently serving as acting general counsel, has been confirmed by its Board of Managers to assume the role permanently moving forward. Hayat assumed the acting position in January 2018 from his previous position of chief compliance officer and litigation counsel. He will report to Karl Fessenden, CHC’s president and chief executive officer (CEO), and be responsible for all global legal matters.

Hayat joined CHC in 2015 and has been a key part of the company’s restructuring and global compliance efforts. He has more than 15 years of global law firm experience counselling some of the world’s largest companies in the areas of aviation, finance and real estate matters. Hayat has successfully litigated individual and class actions, led large teams of attorneys in complex litigation matters, and is also adept in developing strategies to address complex international legal matters. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. 

“I am excited to welcome Imran to this position,” said Fessenden. “He has been an essential part of our team since he joined CHC and I am confident he will not only effectively manage our legal matters, but also offer strong strategic counsel as we continue to reduce our cost structure and drive safe, efficient operations worldwide.”

About CHC
For more than 70 years, CHC Helicopter has provided safe, reliable, cost-effective helicopter service in some of the most remote and challenging environments around the world. With extensive experience transporting customers in the oil and gas industry, supporting search-and-rescue and EMS contracts, and providing maintenance, repair and overhaul services, our dedication to safety and reputation for quality and innovation help our customers reach beyond what they thought possible. Visit www.chcheli.com for information.

Brian Bianco
Senior Manager, Communications
+1 214.262.7426

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