David graduated from École polytechnique where he followed the MSc program
in Technology & Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, and followed a
MPhil in the University of Cambridge in Industrial Systems, Manufacture &
David acquired a hands-on experience and knowledge of the aerospace sector when he worked for the French Air Force and then for a “new space” Swiss start-up. He also developed a professional understanding of business issues regarding technology-based start-ups and companies while working for a $100M Venture Capital. David is the CEO of Exotrail and is in charge of executing and implementing Exotrail's vision.
Nicolas holds an Aerospace Master in Science Degree from ISAE-ENSMA,
a Business Degree from ESSEC & Centrale Paris and a Financial Certificate
from HEC Paris. Nicolas acquired a highly valuable experience in management
during his 6-year job at ALTRAN, managing critical projects and large teams,
then reorganization projects.
Passionate with entrepreneurship, he cofounded, structured and developped his first start-up, Adionics as VP Finance & Administration. After 5+ years, more than 5M€ of fundings and a lot of successes, he decided to join Exotrail project and is now one of the 4 cofounders. Nicolas brings his entrepreneurship experience and his skills in finance, administration and operations as COO of Exotrail.
Jean-Luc is a space payload engineer and technical project manager. He has
been leading and engineering scientific space missions such as
Venus Express, Exomars or BepiColombo for more than ten years within
the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).
His focus was to develop remote instruments from the concept idea to the fully-qualified space hardware. He is now in charge of a technical laboratory for integration and testing of ground and space equipment. Jean-Luc manages the technical development of Exotrail miniaturised propulsion system.
Paul graduated from the École polytechnique in Technology Management,
and holds a MSc in Aerospace from Supaero (Toulouse, France), one of the
top-leading Aeronautics & Aerospace European universities. Paul is an
aerospace-addict! He designed our fully-functional thrust balance
instrument - which aims at measuring our booster’s thrust.
In the past, he worked for a Swiss new-space startup, went through a research program at Caltech and worked for Airbus Defence & Space. He even owns a pilot license! Paul plays a crucial role at the interface between technology and business thanks to his insightful academic and professional experiences. Paul transverse vision on the Aerospace sector gives him the insights to serve as Chief Scientific Officer at Exotrail, where he is leading the R&D, the Mission services design and the software development.
Bastien is a recent graduate with an international double master degree in
"Industrial Automation" at the University of Brescia (Brescia, Italy) and
"Mechatronic Systems for Rehabilitation" at the University
Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris, France).
He specialized in the space sector with the "Space-based Systems Engineering" master degree at the Observatory of Paris (Meudon, France). Throughout semesters abroad in Brescia (Italy), Toronto (Canada) and more recently at the French Space Agency (CNES Toulouse), he developed capability of meeting specifications and needs of a project and ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Romain is an electronic design engineer. Within the French National Center
for Scientific Research (CNRS), he was in charge of different payload
electrical design for high-altitude balloons.
He was also involved in several scientific instrument design onboard microsatellite for earth observation. Romain leads the electrical aspects at Exotrail.