TEAM

RDC Aqualines project work unites different avation and shipbuilding experts.
In addition to the company’s full-time employees, within the framework of this project we cooperate with a wide network of contractors and partners from scientific institutions and design offices, aviation building enterprises, with the experts from experimental aviation and professional test pilots.

FOUNDING TEAM

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PAVEL TSARAPKIN

CEO & FOUNDER

Seasoned entrepreneur and general manager of several businesses, Pavel runs the RDC holding company that unites four different businesses with a total employee base of 120 people.
He holds a Ph.D, EMBA from Stockholm School of Economics and also an associate member of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (UK).

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GUILLAUME CATALA

CO-FOUNDER

A French-Australian serial entrepreneur, Guillaume’s passion for foreign cultures and understanding of global processes stems from over 28 years spent abroad, residing and developing ventures in several countries. With a creative, analytical mind, strong drive and entrepreneurial talent, he is passionate about sustainability and social impact.
Group CEO of Steinberg Protocol, a venture studio with over 20 subsidiaries across 12+ industry sectors, operating in 10 countries with 50+ international projects.

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LAURENT GODIN

CO-FOUNDER

Experienced more than 30 years in Aeronautical and Defence, Laurent Godin is a former President of Airbus Group Indonesia and previously worked as Managing Director of EADS in Indonesia and Vice President of Alcatel Alenia Space Asia-Pacific region. He holds a master degree of electrical engineering at University of Southern California.

ENGINEERING EXECUTIVE TEAM

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ALEXANDER Z.

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Alexander is the aviation professional with the dozens of years of experience in the field of aviation RnD programs management from the stage of the technical proposal to the construction of an engineering prototype.

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ALEXANDER S.

CHIEF ENGINEER, PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY

Alexander is a specialist in the field of design, construction, and testing of GEV prototypes as a leading specialist participated in a series of towing tests and tests of remotely controlled models.

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KIRILL S.

CHIEF ENGINEER, R&D AND MODELING

Kirill is a specialist in the field of design, mathematical modeling and analysis of air-and hydrodynamic arrangement of GEVs and hydrofoil craft.

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MIKHAIL S.

CHIEF ENGINEER, PROTOTYPING

Mikhail is a specialist in the field of design, testing, and production of high-speed maritime mobility solutions. He has many years of experience in his own business in high-speed maritime mobility industry.

BOARD OF ADVISORS

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CHRISTIAN BUCHET

STRATEGIC ADVISOR

Christian is a member of the Académie de Marine, former SG of the Grenelle de la Mer, he heads the Centre of Studies for the Sea at the Catholic Institut of Paris. Scientific Director of the Oceanids, a 5-year program which gathered 264 international scientists, he is the first editorialist to have raised awareness on environmental, maritime and geopolitical issues on the Europe 1 morning show. He wrote more than 20 books.

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DENIS BREBANT

STRATEGIC ADVISOR

30+ years experience in Aerospace-Security-Defense and Aeronautical, Infrastructures (Airport) sectors. General Management, Chief Finance Officer, Business Strategy: AEROSPATIALE- EADS (AIRBUS GROUP) Deputy to senior VP Mergers and acquisitions VP Strategy – EADS (AIRBUS GROUP) Space & Defence VP Sales and marketing Asia GIE ATR 42 and 72 seaters regional aircraft.

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WILLIAM BRUN

STRATEGIC ADVISOR

William is a specialist in aerodynamics and aviation programs management. After graduation from the university, he had accomplished his internship in the Safran Aircraft Engine design office and further in the RDC Aqualines development center in Russia.

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