René Closter

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René Closter
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Wiltz, Luxembourg
Known forPresident and founder of Luxembourg Air Rescue

René Closter (born 15 December 1952 in Wiltz, Luxembourg) is founder and chairman of the board of directors of Luxembourg Air Rescue (LAR)[1] and Executive Board Member of Luxembourg Air Ambulance (LAA).


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 inextricably linked to the development of air rescue operations in Luxembourg. On 1 July 1995, he was officially nominated as CEO of LAR, a position which he held until 1 May 2021.


The former firefighter and pilot is today a member of ING's external advisory board and VP of DRF Luftrettung.

In 2015, René Closter was awarded the prize of the Foundation of the Deutsche Bank Luxembourg S.A. for the support of the German-Luxembourgish cooperation in the area of the sciences.[2]

He was appointed "Knight of the Crown of the Order of Adolphe of Nassau" and in June 2021 "Officer in the Order of Civil and Military Merit of Adolph of Nassau" by H.R.H. the Grand Duke of Luxembourg. In addition, he was awarded the title of "Officer in the Order of the Crown"[3] by King Albert II of Belgium.


  1. ^ "History - Luxembourg Air Rescue". Retrieved 2022-09-29.
  2. ^ "Stiftung zur Förderung der deutsch-luxemburgischen Zusammenarbeit auf dem Gebiet der Wissenschaften - Luxembourg Air Rescue". Retrieved 2022-09-29.
  3. ^ "Großherzog Henri hat René Closter im Großherzoglichen Palast empfangen - Luxembourg Air Rescue". Retrieved 2022-09-29.

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