Dr. Emile de Rijk
Emile is a passionate physicist and entrepreneur in the field of Additive Manufacturing and Radio Frequency applications. He co-founded SWISSto12 and serves as its CEO. Emile contributed to the technological inventions behind the company’s products and has helped the company in its growth from an early stage startup to a successfully growing business with international clients and partners.
Emile obtained a PhD in Physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), in Lausanne (Switzerland) after obtaining his MSc in Physics at the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and his his BSc in Physics at EPFL.
Jean-Marie joined SWISSto12 in 2017 as its COO with a focus on boosting the company’s operational and industrial production capacity. Jean-Marie has a background in R&D, production and site management. His experience comes from the surface treatment industry applied to automobile and electronics applications. Prior to joining SWISSto12, Jean-Marie held different positions in site management and R&D for Oerlikon, Sulzer, Bekaert and Philips.
Jean-Marie holds an MSc in Materials Science from the Université Catholique de Louvain, in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.
Nadia joined SWISSto12 as the company was founded and served in a financial management role ever since. Nadia's expertise includes project management, financial management and accounting. Before joining SWISSto12, Nadia worked as financial manager of a major laboratory (150 co-workers) within the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), in Lausanne, (Switzerland) with responsibility for the full financial and operational management of large international research contracts such as EURATOM. Before joining EPFL, Nadia worked as Financial Assistant in various banks including UBS in Switzerland and in the United States as well as an accountant in industry.
Nadia obtained her Certificate in Project Management from the International Project Management Association in 2007 and her "All Round" Diploma of Banking Generalist from UBS and the Swiss Banking Association in 1998.
Nicolas joined SWISSto12 in 2019 as its CFO, supporting the company in achieving its ambitious growth plans in the aerospace sector. An entrepreneur at heart, Nicolas spent most of his professional career developing and growing technology businesses, in B2B software as well as other high-tech sectors. His core areas of interests in this space include strategy, fundraising, operations and finance. Before that, Nicolas gained valuable experience in corporate finance (accounting, audit, financial analysis) at Procter & Gamble and Scottish and Newcastle.
Nicolas received a BSc. of Commerce in Management from the Concordia University in Montreal in 2004, and an MSc. in Finance from the EDHEC Business School in France in 2005.