Martijn Brouwer is the GM Astronaut Experience and Hospitality for Virgin Galactic.
After graduating, Brouwer decided to explore the world by travelling abroad and he has since lived and worked in some of the most idyllic places imaginable, delivering, world-class and distinct customer service.
His 20-year career includes leading roles on exclusive private islands, such as Richard Branson’s Necker Island in the BVIs and the award winning North Island in the Seychelles. More recently he opened Vana Retreats, a 90-bedroom, 42-treatment room wellness retreat in the foothills of the Himalayas, and a private member health and wellness club in the prestigious South Kensington area of London.
Brouwer is currently responsible for the astronaut experience and hospitality for Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial space line. His commitment to unique, distinct and tailor-made experiences is recognised by Branson and led to his appointment. He is responsible for building and developing the end-to-end customer experience in New Mexico, including the fit-out of Spaceport America.
Once operational, Brouwer’s aim is to ensure customers have as amazing a time on the ground as in space, no small challenge!