Conservation agriculture farm | Rize ag

Meet the team

A team of pioneers to tackle a great challenge

We strongly believe that climate action is urgently needed, and that those who act should be fairly compensated. With our scientific backgrounds, we embrace complexity, and after different career paths we decided to combine our strengths to tackle the challenge of transitioning to a low carbon agriculture. With our remarkable blend of skills, we will make this transition happen.

Etienne Variot | Rize ag

Etienne Variot

Co-founder & CEO

Alumnus of the Ecole Polytechnique, the Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC) and the University of Cambridge, Etienne had held several positions in Strategy & Finance, including Private Equity, innovation funding, and financial direction at a multinational Group. Etienne will embody the vision of the company, secure resources, find partners and lead our way to success.

Samuel Collin | Rize ag

Samuel Collin

Co-founder & COO

A graduate from the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC), Samuel has held several positions in innovation for one of the largest French corporations before launching a B2C cleantech project as an intrapreuneur. Samuel enjoys tackling new challenges from scratch & will build up Rize's operational capacity to make the regenerative transition a success. 

William Clements | Rize ag

William Clements, PhD

Co-founder & CTO

William studied at the Ecole Polytechnique and holds a PhD from the University of Oxford. William has deep expertise in the fields of AI and machine learning, optical measurements, and physics, having published over 20 peer-reviewed articles and worked with a wide range of clients on deploying these technologies in innovative ways. William will spearhead the science & technology development inherent to the success of Rize's mission.

Conservation agriculture | Rize ag

Join our endeavour

Let’s make it happen. If you want to contribute to this amazing endeavour (by joining the team, creating a partnership or in any other capacity) please do reach out using our form and we will reply shortly.