Board of Directors
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MSc Roland Loos - Advisory Board Member

Roland Loos started his career at the Swiss PTT satellite department as satellite project manager. In 2004 he was one of the 3 co-founders of NewSat Communications and was instrumental in the development of the company from a start-up to a well respected satellite communications provider to major oil and gas companies. From 2006 on, he created and ran whole owned subsidiaries of NewSat in most major oil-producing countries in Africa.

In 2013 he lead the due diligence process and successful merger of NewSat with ITC global. He became the COO and president of the combined ITC structure and was responsible for the overall development and operations of ITC global's world-class network infrastructure. He also oversaw the company's Swiss based legal entity and travelled extensively to manage the international affiliates around the world. In 2015 he was part of the team that managed the successful sale of ITC global to Panasonic Avionics Corporation (PAC).

Following this latest transaction, he has now left ITC global to develop new activities around the world and support young companies in their development.

Roland holds a Master degree in electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne (Switzerland)
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Sabine Fleischmann, MBA. - Board Member

Sabine Fleischmann started her professional career in the information technology industry in 1990. Starting as a software developer she then worked for two of the largest software companies in diverse management roles, Oracle and Microsoft until 2006. Later she was the General Manager for Sun Microsystems in Austria and later Director of IBM Austria's Software Group. In 2009 Sabine Fleischmann developed an additional professional focus on international energy management by working for a startup developing business models for smart energy systems. In 2013 Mrs. Fleischmann joined Constantia Industries AG as an investment manager, where she is part of Constantia New Business, the industrial group's corporate venturing arm looking for interesting startups in technology related B2B segments. She holds an MBA degree from WU Executive Academy.
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Emile de Rijk, PhD - Board Member

Emile is a co-founder of SWISSto12 and co-inventor of the innovative technologies behind the company’s products. As a passionate entrepreneur in the field of additive manufacturing and RF technologies, he serves as CEO of the company.
Emile obtained a PhD in Physics at the Institute of Condensed Matter Physics (ICMP) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), in Lausanne, Switzerland. His research focused on the development of novel waveguide and antenna technologies for millimeter-wave and Terahertz signals applied to Nuclear Magnetic Resonance applications. He also worked on developing new experimental techniques to characterise the interactions of materials with millimeter-wave and Terahertz signals.
Emile obtained his BSc in Physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) and his MSc in Physics at the University of Amsterdam.