Bachar is the founder and CEO of Reaction Dynamics since its inception in May 2017. 3 times in a row, he was the winner of the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition, now known as the Spaceport America Cup, even competing against current CEOs of other companies. Prior to his leadership role, Bachar worked as a researcher in combustion dynamics at the Multiphase and Reactive Flows Laboratory at École Polytechnique from 2015 to 2016, where he established a successful test facility in Mojave, CA, directing over 15 tests. His contributions also include six published papers on crucial propulsion-related intellectual property, which played a pivotal role in the creation of Reaction Dynamics. Notably, Bachar oversaw the first-ever test-fire of a hypergolic hybrid rocket engine in 2017, prompting a significant contribution from the Canadian Space Agency.
Marc Abou Rjeily
With 17 years of experience in Investment Banking across London, Dubai, and New York, Marc has built a robust professional portfolio. His former role as the Managing Director and Co-Head of Capital Markets at HSBC for the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey Region showcased his expertise in a wide array of financing instruments, encompassing Debt, Equity, Derivatives, Loans, Private Placements, Project Bonds, Risk Solutions, Rating Advisory, and structured Products. Throughout his career, Marc has played pivotal roles in transactions exceeding $500 billion in debt for some of the world's most sophisticated global borrowers. Marc holds a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree from McGill University, specializing in Finance, with a minor in Mathematics, which underlines his strong educational foundation in the financial sector.
Maxime obtained a Bachelor’s in Aerospace Engineering from Polytechnique University (2017). During his studies, Maxime interned at CAE on their Flight Performance & Aerodynamics Division. Maxime later joined Bombardier, providing technical support in Sales. In 2018, Maxime joined Reaction Dynamics as Propulsion Testing Lead responsible for Fluid Power Controls Systems Design. He has since been involved in all aspects of vehicle design, testing and propulsion. Prior to becoming Chief Operating Officer, Maxime was Head of Test & Launch - planning, managing, and executing Reaction Dynamics’ rocket propulsion systems tests & launch systems operations.
Remi earned a M.Sc. in Aeronautics from Ecole de L’air et de L’espace, as well as an MBA from Toulouse School of Management (France). Remi also attended Ecole de Guerre for Military & Strategic Leadership as a Senior Commanding Officer in the French Air Force. Remi held positions as a Pilot & Deputy Chief of Operation in the French Military, Director of International Business Development for CAE, VP of Strategy at Presagis (CAE affiliate), Chief Commercial Officer at NorthStar Earth & Space Inc., and currently leading all Strategic Initiatives within Reaction Dynamics.