Founders

The creators of Sealease are a unique blend of financial experience with a profound knowledge of the marine business market

The Sealease product was developed internally by the founding members of Sealease, coming from the leasing industry (GE Capital and Sun Microsystems), together with specialists of the Boat Charter Industry.

  • Lionel Richou

    Philippe Wirtz (1965, Belgian)

    • "Managing Director" of Sealease, Board member of Sealease SA
    • 20 years experience in the leasing industry (GE Capital)
    • A reference in the yachting industry, a born sailor
    • Founder and CEO of Sealease
  • Luc Verstraete

    Luc Verstraete (1965, Belgian)

    • "Managing Director" of Sealease, Board member of Sealease SA
    • Corporate references (GE Capital, Goodyear, Regus, etc)
    • Co Founder of Fleet Logistics (www.fleetlogistics.com) - expertise in car leasing, 65.000 cars in mgt at 2011.
    • Developed the Sealease concept with Philippe back in 1995.
  • Lionel Richou

    Lionel Richou (1966, French)

    • "Operations Director" of Sealease SA, Managing Director Sealease SAS.
    • 20 years international experience with the top worldwide charter companies (ATM, Moorings, Stardust, Sunsail)
    • Finger on the pulse from the market whether boat manufacturers, suppliers or fleet operators.

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