about assaia
Assaia International AG is an aviation software company headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, with an office in the United States.
  • We have a world-class team of leading Computer Science researchers and veteran aviation experts.
  • Assaia’s 40 employees are passionate about using technology to revolutionize apron operations.
mission and values

It is our firm belief that the future of aviation should be free of delays. We are here to make it a reality!

1We are entrepreneurs
2We are innovators
3We are passionate about aviation
4We are experts in solving complex problems
our leadership
Max Diez
CEO & Co-Founder
Max is an experienced serial entrepreneur who has founded and scaled several multi million dollar B2B software companies in Europe and Silicon Valley. With Assaia he wants to ignite a technological revolution in the aviation industry.
Dmitry Chugreev
CTO & Co-Founder
Dmitry is an experienced entrepreneur and systems architect. With more than 10 years of experience in building complex systems and leading technology teams, he understands what it takes to build failsafe systems for the aviation industry.
Norbert Steiger
VP Global Sales
Norbert is a veteran of the aviation IT industry. With more than 30 years of international business experience in IT system integration, including 10 years in the aviation industry, he understands the complex requirements of enterprise customers, and how to fulfill them.
Christiaan Hen
Chief Customer Officer
Chris is an expert in ground operations. For more than 8 years, he has been confronted with the various operational challenges in this space. As former Head of Innovation at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol turned Assaia’s Chief Customer Officer, he is leveraging his experience to make sure that our customers get the most value out of our products.
Jan Willem Kappes
Director Business Development EMEA & APAC
Commercial Aviation has always been central in Jan Willem’s life. After finishing his Master’s degree in Air Transport Management, he realized that the future of aviation has to be data driven. He understands how leveraging untapped insights can be revolutionary for the aviation industry and is making sure the adoption is happening as fast as possible.
Jacques Rossouw
Delivery Director
Jacques has delivered technology projects in aviation, transport, financial services, construction and engineering across the world for more than 20 years. With more than 13 years in project and programme delivery at London Heathrow and Gatwick airports, he is ensuring that our customers have a great experience and receive perfect product delivery.
Nikolay Kobyshev
Strategic Advisor & Co-Founder, Dr. Sc.
Nikolay is an award winning Computer Vision researcher. He received his PhD from ETH Zurich and has since then leveraged his expert knowledge to build and scale high-tech technology companies. He combines his passion for flying and innovation to solve the complex challenges of the aviation industry.
reboot aviation

Assaia is part of the #rebootaviation initiative of innovative aviation startups on a mission to use technology for the optimization of the aviation industry

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