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Luke Jenkinson 

Founder & Group CEO

Founder of ELIRE Group and ventures of Infra & Aero, is a serial entrepreneur who has started and scaled global ventures. Luke applies innovation and creative solutions with a commercial mind set to real world challenges and purposes. Luke is a successful commercial entrepreneur having lead, started, scaled and divested several global companies already.

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Rajeev Verma

Group CTO

is current Chief Engineer at Lockheed Martin, he has a demonstrated track record in overseeing cross-functional and geographically dispersed teams in design, transformation, and engineering capacities. Rajeev has experience of working with major players in the global Aerospace and Defence sectors, such as Boeing, Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, NATS, and QinetiQ.  

Greg Leather 

VP Corporate Law

is a partner in the Corporate/ Commercial and Dispute Resolution teams at Barringer Leather Lawyers. He advises listed corporations, private companies and individuals from a wide range of industries on all aspects of their corporate, commercial, property and
financing dealings, including debt and capital raisings.

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Olga Anapryenka

Advisor - Urban Mobility

is a New Mobility strategist with hands-on experience of understanding the interactions between disruptive technologies and their impact on mobility and social welfare.

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Gerry Egan  

Managing Partner - Aero 

is an innovative and visionary executive with over 20 years’ experience solving large scale and complex problems in the airline, helicopter, aerospace, and MRO industries. He has led the electric aircraft revolution and delivered the world’s first all-electric powered commercial test flight in Dec 2019.

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Dr Derek McGlashan

VP Sustainability, Maritime & Energy

has over a quarter of a century of experience in infrastructure, particularly ports and energy. He has held a number of senior positions in leading and innovative UK Ports, is a Non-Executive Director of the Forth Estuary Forum and Cromarty Firth Port Authority, as well as Director of Saltire Sustainability Limited.

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Liz Axten

VP Brand & Communications

is a senior brand and communications strategist with over 20 years’ experience building meaningful brands through engaging communications and live experiences. Specialising in sustainable mobility brands and smart cities, Liz works across key markets in Europe and the Middle East to connect game changing innovators with the communities whose lives they enrich.

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Tom White

Maritime Innovation Advisor

has extensive experience in maritime and innovation over 15 years leading innovation programmes at organisations including Rolls-Royce, Lloyd's Register and the Connected Places Catapult. Tom has led the launch and development of collaborative programmes in themes such as multi-modal hydrogen hubs, predictive digital twins, autonomous maritime systems and smart port energy infrastructure

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Mo. Ashmawy

UAE - Airports & aviation

has a strong background in engineering, advisory, and engagement and has played a key role in the delivery of transit infrastructure projects around the globe. He has worked with leading companies such as Collins Aerospace and AECOM, where he led the successful delivery of complex aviation programs.

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Farah Hijjawai

Partner Investments
has more than 10 years of experience in the financial services sector with a focus on the investment space. She has experience in both private and public sectors, where she worked at the Central Bank of Jordan, the Social Security Investment Fund, Cairo Amman Bank, INVESTBANK
Group, and VentureX. 
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Mark Skrebels

Partner - Digital Ecosystem

is a senior leader with 35+ years' experience in successfully delivering multi-site software products and projects in technologies covering high-capacity fibre optic transmission, mobile devices and networks and Cloud-based platforms for major players globally. 

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Phil Nowak

Advisor - Aviation & Logistics

is an experienced Airline Director with a demonstrated history of working in the aerospace industry. He has strong expertise in supplier management managing more than $300M USD annual expense for GE Aviation, continuous improvement, business development for airlines generating more than $4B USD revenue annually.

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Paul Thorpe 

Managing Partner - Aero

is a highly experienced global sales, marketing and support leader with 35 years experience in the aviation industry. Paul has been directly responsible for >$260m aircraft sales and >$500m aviation system sales and managed sales teams generating further multiples.

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Patrick Lane-Nott

VP Engineering

is an operations, systems, and technology engineer with more than 27 years’ experience in project managing, executing and driving strategy to deliver cross-continent technical and data projects. 

Patrick is a Chartered Engineer and has Formula 1, automotive, construction, and heavy industry sector knowledge across both hardware and software domains coupled with substantial commercial and marketing experience.

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Andrew King

VP Naval Architecture

has 38 years experience in the ship design & newbuild industry across the naval, commercial marine, cruise; ferry, and superyacht markets. A Maritime UK Industry Ambassador, and Maritime UK
Hydrogen Working Group member, Andrews recent projects have included net zero vessel retrofit 
solutions, and smart waterborne transport studies.

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Jörg Janning
 -Advanced Tech

is a highly experienced engineering executive and CTO with a PhD in Electrical Engineering. Joerg has successfully development a high speed, high power medium voltage drive and industrial drives with the R&D team at Wolong Electrical. At GE Power Conversion he has led engineering experts teams (200 engineers, $300 Revenue)


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