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Today, business aviation lacks the tools to achieve
its environmental ambitons

of flights operated by private aviation are empty
A private jet emits 5x more CO2 per seat than a large aircraft

RISE's mission is to offer solutions for business aviation operators to lower their emissions and improve their efficiency

" As pilots and transportation enthusiasts, we have been monitoring the revolution at play in the field of regional & charter aviation. Some very capable people are working on the next futur(istic) aircraft. However, there is a missing piece to the puzzle, which is to design and optimize the operation of current and future aircraft. This is where RISE comes into play! "

Max Van Cauwenberghe - Co-Founder

RISE Core Team

Max Van Cauwenberghe
CEO & Co-Founder

More than 10 years in the transportation industry as a consultant and in management positions internationally. Max is also the manager of a 1500m² solar power plant.

Stéphane Geay

Highly experienced pilot on aircraft ranging from jets to turboprops and helicopters, Stéphane has also founded and managed a successful taxi airline with 12 aircraft.

Jean-François Simon
CTO & associate

With 15 years of experience in Full-Stack Development and Sofware Architecture, Jean-François has been an entrepreneur in start-ups such as Major Corp (business intelligence) and Deecision (data management and due diligence).

Nathan Vanderspeeten
Product & Market Manager

After graduating with both an engineering and management degree, Nathan has gained experience in the ground and air transportation industries. Nathan has joined RISE as a Product & Market Manager.

Luca Mencarelli, PhD
Dr. in Mathematics specialized in Operation Research 

Thanks to his curriculum and experience, Luca designs the optimisation algorithms.

RISE Advisors

Nicolas Petrovic
Leader in transportation and

After having held several management positions in the fields of operations and services, Nicolas Petrovic has led Eurostar from 2010 to 2018, and has then presided over Siemens Group in France and Belgium. Nicolas has published his thoughts on the industrial mutations currently at play in La société post-digitale.

Caroline Mouveaux-Berekbaum
Leader in air freight

As associate of the Prodex Worldwide express logistics service provider dedicated for the aerospace sector, Caroline Mouveaux-Berekbaum has steered the group for 25 years as it was expanding internationally. More recently, Caroline has founded Alter Ago to leverage her experience and help other companies grow.

Jerome Bouchard
EU-USA aeronautics expert

As a Partner at Oliver Wyman, Jérôme Bouchard has been building an expertise of the aerospace industry for 15 years, both in Europe and in the Americas. Jérôme focuses on organization design and innovation.

RISE is a member of the World Alliance, and OptiriseTM has been awarded the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label
RISE is a member of Europe's most prominent business aviation associations
RISE is supported by a large ecosystem of economical agents, business incubators and institutional actors
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