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Board of Directors and advisors
We are led by a distinguished board of directors and are financially backed by leading investors Formation 8, Sherpa Ventures, Caspian Venture Capital, Zhen Capital, David O. Sacks and others.
Shervin PishevarExecutive Chairman & Co-Founder
Joe LonsdaleVICE- CHAIRMAN
Rob LloydCEO & BOARD MEMBER
Rob spent 20 years at Cisco where he managed the majority of Cisco’s worldwide business. Prior to his role as President, he held the positions of Executive VP, Worldwide Operations, and Senior VP, U.S., Canada and Japan, overseeing two of Cisco’s five major 'theaters'. Rob also served as President of Cisco’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region for more than four years.
Josh GiegelCO-FOUNDER, PRESIDENT OF ENGINEERING & BOARD MEMBER
Josh has an unmatched background in thermodynamics, heat transfer, compressible fluid mechanics, power cycles, turbomachinery, and nonlinear structural analysis, coupled with a strong history in hardware based development. He previously led research at Echogen Power Systems and served as lead analyst on six different rocket engines at SpaceX. He received an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and holds a BSME from Penn State University.
Ziyavudin MagomedovBOARD MEMBER
Ziyavudin Magomedov is Chairman of Board of Directors of the Summa Group; one of Russia’s largest diversified private holding companies with interests in ports, logistics, transport, gas, construction and entertainment. He is the founder of Caspian Venture Capital Partners (CVC) that was an early investor in Hyperloop One, Diamond Foundry, ASAPP, Uber and Uber China.
Sultan Ahmed Bin SulayemBOARD MEMBER
His Excellency Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem became Chairman of DP World on 30 May 2007. He is a leading UAE and international businessman whose visionary leadership spearheaded the rapid expansion of Dubai’s infrastructure, including ports and free zones, contributing significantly to the stellar growth trajectory of the United Arab Emirates.
Mr Bin Sulayem was previously Chairman of Dubai World and served as Chairman of Port & Free Zone World FZE and remains one of the two representatives of DP World’s majority shareholder on the Board.
Justin Fishner-WolfsonBOARD MEMBER
Justin Fishner-Wolfson is the founder and managing partner of 137 Ventures . He previously worked atFounders Fund , where he was responsible for all aspects of the investment process and led the firm’s financial and operations functions. Prior to that, Justin was the CEO ofSSE, a conglomerate of businesses at Stanford University.
Jim MessinaBOARD MEMBER
Political strategist and former deputy chief of staff to President Obama. Designed and led the data-driven campaign that led to Obama’s 2012 victory. Served as chief of staff to several prominent members of Congress. Chief advisor to David Cameron’s re-election campaign.
Peter DiamandisBOARD MEMBER
Emily WhiteOBSERVER & STRATEGIC ADVISOR
Founder and CEO of a new company, still under wraps. Formerly C.O.O. at Snapchat, Inc. While at Facebook(2010-2013) Emily held several key roles most notably running Business Operations at Instagram. At Google(2001–2010) Emily ran North America, Asia Pacific & Latin America Online Sales & Operations, and the Emerging Businesses channel.
She is on the board of the National Center for Women in I.T., and lululemon, Inc. Emily received her B.A. in Art History from Vanderbilt University.