Max Van Cauwenberghe

CEO & Co-Founder, RISE

Max Van Cauwenberghe

Max Van Cauwenberghe co-founded RISE to address the specific needs of business aviation operators. Their core solution, Optirise™, helps operators optimise their fleet schedules, thereby generating significant savings in costs and CO2. 

A Franco-Belgian citizen, Van Cauwenberghe has 15 years of experience in the international transportation industry. As an Oliver Wyman consultant he led strategy and operations projects in the world of air, maritime and ground transportation. Highlights in this role include the $1B fleet renewal programme for the NYC subway, optimizing the workflow in a helicopter maintenance facility, and designing a modern-day “silk road” to carry goods on rails from China to Europe. 

Van Cauwenberghe also served as a senior manager at Eurostar – the high-speed train service connecting London with Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam – where he looked after the operations (fleet, crew and stations) making the best use of resources to support the commercial activity.

On the side, Van Cauwenberghe enjoys the outdoors and is the manager of a solar power plant.


Sustainable Ops: Best Practices for Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Wednesday, 29 May 2024
12:00 – 13:00