Who is Sergey Petrossov?

SERGEY PETROSSOVThey are known as the Uber of private charter flights, and he is the mind behind them. He is Sergey Petrossov, and they are JetSmarter, but defining who this young and successful businessman is may not be so easy.

He is an innovator, evidenced by his strategic insight and employment of technology via a mobile app in the private jet charter industry. A move that has witnessed his privately-owned company JetSmarter grow from 50 employees in 2015 to more than 260 in just two short years.

He is a creator, which is revealed by his creation of what is essentially an entirely new line of brokerage. Petrossov’s brokerage techniques are creating ways for private jets to maximize available hours and use available charter space in new ways.

Last but not least, Sergey Petrossov is an entrepreneur at heart. He has already founded or successfully co-founded multiple startups as proof of this, but JetSmarter is his crowning achievement thus far. As a privately-owned company valued at $1.5 billion, Petrossov and his company JetSmarter are in rarified air.

This Moscow born and American-raised businessman isn’t done either, and his vision for JetSmarter is far greater than what we’ve already seen, and what we have already seen in a few short years from his company is more than impressive. With offices in continents around the world and flights covering the globe, it looks as if the sky is literally the limit for JetSmarter and its founder.


Who is Sergey Petrossov? Well, that might depend on who you are and when you met him. He could have been that guy with a new innovative idea for a company. Maybe you might have known him as that creative co-founder who was always looking for the unseen angle or better way to get something done?

He is Sergey Petrossov, the smart and successful founder and owner of JetSmarter – and he is an entrepreneur at heart. 

Raffaele Riva – The Renaissance Man of Today

If you wonder who a man of success in business and in life is like and who he is from within, look no further than Swiss Italian investor and international entrepreneur, Raffaele Riva. He is the consummate man of success in what he does, his broad and sought-for-expertise and unquestionable perspective.

Raffaele Riva has businesses in Switzerland, Italy and the U.K. with partners as a senior executive in a multinational corporation with subsidiaries in Canada, Western Europe, South Africa and Latin America. Raffaele Riva does business around the world.

And with his expertise in putting together unique and relevant financial products and services, he has become the resource for his clients when it comes to asset management, real estate, estate and wealth planning, trusts and International investment and business.

As such, he has gained a substantial following as a known international figure inspiring many up-and-coming entrepreneurs and younger achievers in business to persist on their passion, believing in it and to keep learning from their efforts and from anywhere.

Raffaele Riva believes in taking constant action towards a vision above all others and just letting the journey provide the experiences anyone needs to take on the next step. Such a journey will necessarily require a lot of curiosity and humility to learn even from others, especially from those who are a step or two ahead. Raffaele Riva advocates for constant reading to learn and keeping tabs in technology and in the world.

Raffaele Riva shows such a passion in his ability to speak Italian, French and English fluently, in how he takes care of his marriage in spite of his busy schedule and his diverse interests like boating, skiing, auto racing and scuba diving. He walks among art and wine connoisseurs and enjoys his yacht at the Monaco Yacht Club and London Reform Club.

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Privinvest Maintains Global Shipbuilding Prominence

The shipbuilding industry remains one of the more intriguing to study. Commercial vessels, naval warships, and superyachts require expert designers, engineers, manufacterers, and other professionals to come into existence. The quality level required at all levels of production must be exceptional. Otherwise, the company producing the ships won’t last long. Considering the millions, if not billions, of dollars at risk running a shipbuilding enterprise, the company must deliver. For nearly 30 years, Privinvest proved it can deliver incredible ships for a multitude of clients in 40 countries.

Privinvest manufactured 2,000 ships since its founding in 1990. Iskandar Safa, the company’s chief executive officer, co-founding the company with his brother Akram with plans on establishing one of the top shipbuilding companies in existence. Looking over the accomplishments of the Safas and Privinvest, it seems the two strived hard to achieve their goals. The company delivered cutting-edge naval vessels to many militaries around the globe while also producing superyachts for the mega-wealthy. Privinvest’s track record is impressive.

Iskandar Safa stands as the face of the company, and his leadership style helped drive Privinvest to prominence. Recently, the company produced the brilliant Sailing Yacht A at its Nobiskrug shipyard in Germany. Philippe Starck, a designer from France, came up with the idea and plans for Sailing Yacht A to meet the specifications of a billionaire buyer. With the completion and sale of Sailing Yacht A, Safa could proudly announced that two of the grandest superyachts in existence came from Privinvest’s yards. The other vessel, called Yas, went to a prominent buyer in the United Arab Emirates.

High-profile sales of this nature garner publicity for both Safa and Privinvest. Perhaps the publicity will lead to more high-profile contracts. Hopefully, the company will gain publicity for its marine renewable energy and media components, as well.