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Aatika Hayat

President & Co-Founder

Tax lawyer with sound experience as a team-leader in global tax strategy and transfer pricing. A strategic vision fundamental to the trajectory of RYSE.


Stéphane Rinkin

Board Member & Co-Founder

Certified Tax Expert and Partner at PwC – focus on business development, restructuring and supply chain organization implementation. Member of PwC Luxembourg Tax Leadership team and in charge of all digital platform projects at PwC Luxembourg.


Jannik Haskamp

Board Member and Treasurer

MSc in Corporate Finance, currently working as an investment specialist for Deutsche Bank, ensuring their clients future financial stability. Financial planning and budgeting is key to the long-term success of RYSE.


Jason Rea

Board Member

Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) – professional background in internal control, good governance, budgeting, accounting and reporting which is fundamental for the strategic development of the association.


Pooja Bhatt

Board Member & Secretary

Chartered Accountant – currently working at EY. Professional experience also includes developing and implementing effective business processes and internal controls – skills which prove to be beneficial to the operational aspects of the RYSE project.


Francesca Tavanti

Co-Founder & Project Coordinator

Qualified Interpreter and Translator, fluent in the main local languages.  Extensive experience in teaching languages to refugees and accompanying migrants.

Currently focuses full-time on the RYSE project. 


Kirsty Millar

Board Member, Co-Founder &

Project Coordinator - Funding

Experienced HR professional – extensive knowledge of full employment life-cycle and able to provide insight and advise Mentees and Mentors accordingly.

Currently focuses on the RYSE funding strategy

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Luana Koster

Refugee Inclusion Officer

Bachelor in international politics and intelligence studies. Sound experience supporting refugees and asylum seekers in Luxembourg: an essential asset to the team. Currently focuses full-time on the RYSE project.

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