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Luke Jenkinson 

Managing Director

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.

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Dr Derek McGlashan

Maritime & Environment

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 Director of Saltire Sustainability Limited and a Non-Executive Director of the Forth Estuary Forum and Cromarty Firth Port Authority. 

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Tom White

Maritime Innovation

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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Liz Axten

Advisor -Brand & Marketing 

Liz is a senior brand and communications strategist with over 20 years experience activating live and digital campaigns. Specialising in sustainable mobility brands and smart cities, Liz works across key markets to connect game changing innovators with the communities whose lives they enrich. 

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Mo. Ashmawy

UAE - Infra & Aero

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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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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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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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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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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Andy King

Partner - Venture & Investments 

is a founding partner and Chairman at Swiss Wealth Management, a Swiss-based hedge fund and private equity firm that specialises in Sovereign Wealth funds. Prior to Swiss Wealth Management, Mr. Fitzgerald was Director of IAM, a global equity fund. Prior thereto, he was a senior director of Brunei Investment Agency (BIA)

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Olga Anapryenka

Advisor - Infra & Aero

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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Phil Nowak

Advisor - Infra & Aero

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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Greg Leather 

Advisor - Corporate Lawyer

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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