OPES JET was founded by Richard Hekker and Pascal Barreau. Both founders are commercial pilots and well-known veterans in the business aviation industry.
As CEO of OPES JET, Richard leads the Company vision and product development. Prior to OPES JET, Richard was a commercial pilot who flew private jets in Europe. Most recently he was the group CEO and shareholder of Air Allgäu Group, Germany’s 3rd oldest airline.
Before OPES JET, Richard has held many senior positions, including:
- Chief Executive Officer, Excellent Air GmbH in Germany
- Business Development Director, MoonJet Flight Support, in Dubai
- Regional Director Europe, UAS International Trip Support, in Dubai
- Postholder & Director of Operations, Imperial Jet GmbH in Germany
Richard speaks 5 languages, has been married for nearly 20 years and is father to two teenage boys.