"No one can whistle a symphony. It takes
a whole orchestra to play it."
H.E. Luccock

Etienne Louvet-de Verchère - CEO & Cofounder IONA
Chief Executive Officer

Etienne is a strategist and business developer specialized in deeptech, with prior-experiences at Verizon (B2B) and Huacachina Strategy (Cleantech Consulting).

He holds an International Bachelor in Business Administration from ESSEC Business School (France) and a Master in Management from London Business School (UK).

Saif-Deen Akanni PhD (Lead Engineer IONA)
Chief Technology Officer

Saïf is a Aerospace Engineer with a double speciality in drones and aerodynamics who used its skills in aviation (Airbus, Founder Sentient Blue Technology) and racing (F1).

He holds a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University (USA) and a PhD in Fluid Dynamics from City University London (UK).

Saif-Deen Akanni PhD (Lead Engineer IONA)
PR Scotland & Advisor

Iain is the Commercial Manager for GRID Net Zero at Heriot-Watt University, and ex-Economic Advisor for Fife Council. He has 40 years of experience as a business executive in energy and public policies.

He holds a Bachelor in Food Sciences from Strathclyde and an MBA from London Business School.

Nikhil Rajesh Chandavarkar - Aerospace Engineer & UAV Pilot
Aerospace Engineer & UAV Pilot

Nikhil is an Aerospace Engineer with extensive experience in UAVs from his previous position at General Aeronautics Pvt. (UAV Design Office).

He holds a BSc in Aerospace Engineering from JAIN University and a Master in Aerospace Vehicle Design from Cranfield University.

Conrad Woermann - Mechatronics & Aerospace Engineer
Aerospace & Mechatronics Engineer

Conrad is a Robotics Engineer and has a dual expertise in Robotics & Aerospace. He previously worked at Sentient Blue Technology (UAV Hybrid Propulsion).

He holds a BSc in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Cape Town.

Nikitha RC - Industrial Engineer
Head of Autonomous Systems

Guy has over 10 years of experience building drones and robotic systems (14+ awards), and recently completed Entrepreneur First.

He holds a 1st Distinction MSc in Aerial Robotics from the University of Bristol and a BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the American University of Beirut.

Nikitha RC - Industrial Engineer
Industrial Engineer

RC is an Industrial Engineer who works on IONA's design concepts and animations. She has a product design experience in Aerospace.

She holds a Bachelor of Design, Industrial and Product Design from the National Institute of Design (Andhra Pradesh).

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