CashFlow interviewed our Managing Partner, Roch Artheau, on his vision of entrepreneurship in the aeronautical sector:
Why did you become an entrepreneur?
I started my job in an Anglo-Saxon company, then in another and I wanted to set up this same project with methods that were more in line with my image and my idea of service, which is closer to Latin values.
What is your company’s mission?
It’s consulting and brokerage in aeronautical chartering, intermediation between airlines and clients from small private jets to cargo planes and airliners. Just like a real estate agent but on aircraft as much as on renting, selling or managing aircraft. (No ticketing, just the whole plane)
What is your biggest mistake as a contractor?
To sometimes continue to believe that what is so clear to me is so clear to others.
What is your greatest success?
To always take so much pleasure in finding solutions to so-called “impossible” missions and to pass on my passion.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
In my line of business, to never set up an airline. In life, but which is also valid in my work, to know how to “let go”, i.e. to succeed in not mixing involvement and affect.
What do you consider to be the main qualities of a good entrepreneur?
Listening, transmitting, giving.
A management book to recommend?
How To Win Friends And Influence People: Dale Carnegie’s
Who is the entrepreneur you admire most?
Today, I have a particular admiration for those who will still leave a visible imprint on the eye 500 years from now. In fact, I am more attached to architects like Niemeyer or Pei who died in the last decade; they were also serial entrepreneurs.
Roch Artheau thanks, on behalf of Artheau Aviation, CASH-FLOW who granted me this interview on my vision of entrepreneurship concerning aeronautical chartering!