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Our Team

Experienced professionals around one goal

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Patrick Goergen

Founder & CEO

Patrick has a legal background. After law studies (Maîtrise 1994, Master in European law litigation, 2000, at University Robert Schuman Strasbourg), he worked as a lawyer at Luxembourg bar Association (1995-2014).

He has an extensive experience in export control compliance projects. Since 2013, he has successfully advised Luxembourg based actors and companies, including multinationals and space companies, in the drafting and implementation of Internal Compliance Programs (ICPs) which allow those companies to apply for global licenses. He is active in license applications and management for those companies, acts as an external export control compliance officer for several companies and is implementing trainings and audits in this field. He has created and is managing the LinkedIn group “Export Control Compliance Officers in the EU”, with an ever-growing number of members, now reaching more than 700 members (open on invitation only). He is regularly posting articles, news and legal updates in this group.

He speaks English, French, German and Luxembourgish. 


Lisa Kucher

Lead Legal & Business Analyst

Lisa has a Master degree in International and Transnational Law (University of Helsinki, 2019) and a Masters in Space and Telecommunications Law (University Paris XI, 2020). She followed Space Studies Program 19 at International Space University (2019).

She speaks English, French, German, Russian and Ukrainian.

Lisa joined RespectUs in October 2020.


Cenan Al-Ekabi

Business Analyst

Cenan l-Ekabi is from Canada, and he has over a decade of experience working in the space sector. After obtaining Political Science and Law degrees in North America, he continued his studies in the Netherlands and throughout his professional roles in Europe. He holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science (McMaster University, 2005), a bachelor law degree (JD, Cooley Law School, 2009), an advanced studies legal masters degree in European and International Business Law (adv. LL.M., Leiden University, 2010), and an advanced studies legal masters degree in Air and Space Law (adv. LL.M., Leiden University, 2011).

After his studies, Cenan joined the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) as a Research Fellow, producing many books and reports on developments in the space sector. During this time, he also studied at the International Space University (ISU) summer program. He then joined the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) as a Projects Manager, producing several large conferences in the space sector. Cenan then joined the Open Lunar Foundation (OLF) as a Research Fellow, working with stakeholders in the space community to advance the development of policy concepts and dialogs in this domain.

Cenan has a passion for challenging projects, and strives to help the community wherever he can make an impact. He lives in the Netherlands with his family; he enjoys activities like home science experiments with his daughter; and he likes to explore and to discover new flavours and recipes along the way.

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Harshitha Chavan

Business Analyst

Harshitha Chavan, joining RespectUs as a Business Analyst in December 2022, holds a Bachelor in Information Science and Technology (Bengaluru, 2019). She has graduated as a Master of Science in Space Studies at International Space University (Strasbourg, 2021).


Pierre Rasmusen

Project Manager

Pierre Rasmusen holds a Bachelor degree in Aviation Management (IUBH University of Applied Sciences, 2015) and a Master's degree in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management (University of Southern Denmark, 2018).

He speaks English, French, German and Luxembourgish.

He worked with Cargolux and Lycée Technique du Centre. Pierre has joined RespectUs as a Business Analyst in September 2021 and was promoted Project Manager in August 2022.

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Olha Prosvirova

Systems Architect

Olha Prosvirova joined RespectUs in November 2022 as a Systems Architect.
She holds a Master degree in Appled Mathematics (2012) and PhD in Engineering Sciences (2018) from Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University.
Olha has worked a Researcher and Senior Lecturer at Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University (2012-2020) and as a Software Developer (2022-2022).
She speaks English, French, Ukrainian and Russian.


Marc Ben Fatma


Marc Ben Fatma is part of the team since October 2022. 

He holds a Master degree in Electric Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration from Sacred Heart University (Luxembourg). He has 20 years of experience as a Developer.

Marc is very interested in new technologies. He enjoys activities like travelling and discovering new cultures.  He speaks English and French.


Chatphon Hasser


Chatphon studied Software Engineering at the university of Central Lancashire (England) and has a bachelor in Computer Science from the university of Luxembourg.

He previously worked as a JAVA Developer Consultant and later on as a Software Engineer. Furthermore, he has expanded his knowledge during his free time and created an Android and WEB Console application.

He speaks English, French, Luxembourgish, German, Portuguese and Thai.

Chatphon joined RespectUs in October 2022.

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Daniel Biedermann

Strategic Advisor

Daniel is a Space veteran. After engineer studies at Swissair aircraft engineering school (1985) and an executive training in Satellite Design basis (ISAE-SUPAERO, 1994), he earned a MBA at University of Stirling (1996).

He worked with Arianespace (1991-1999), Société Européenne des Satellites (SES) in Luxembourg (2000-2019) where he was responsible for SES strategic planning, M&A activities, strategic market intelligence and business innovation. He is an independent business consultant since August 2019.

He joined RespectUs as a strategic advisor in September 2020.


Ashley Lyon

Advisor, Business Development & Fundraising

Ashley has more than 25 years of experience in aerospace affairs, public and private investment advisory expertise, as well as business development, sales & marketing

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Reza Zain Jaufeerally


Reza is Researcher in Ethical Finance at Centre for Economics & Ethics of University of Leuven. He is a member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple and holds a triple LLM (International Business, Intellectual Property & ICT law specialisations) from University of Leuven (Belgium).
He is the CEO of No Hunger, a Luxembourg based company named after the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #2. Their grand vision is affordable food security for 10 billion people through a rollout of 10,000 vertical farms over the next 2 decades. No Hunger was in the same cohort than RespectUs in the Fit4Start acceleration program, space vertical, and graduated in February 2020.

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Free-lance Country Expert

Mission: Freelance. Provide expert advice with regard to your country's law on export control. Monitor continuously development of your country's law, case-law and practice on export control. Cooperate with RespectUs.

Qualification: Very deep understanding of and expertise in your country's regulations on export control compliance.

Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication. Ability to transform legal provisions into an easily understandable web content.

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