"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 Limited (Cleantech Consulting). He is also a speaker on Autonomous Systems, Climate Tech and Energy.

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

Nikhil Rajesh Chandavarkar - 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
Head of Aerial-Robotics

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.

Prakhar Soni Aerospace Engineer
Aircraft Design Engineer

Prakhar is an Aerospace Engineer and CAD specialist who is doing an internship at IONA to support the team on the UAV development.

He holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Charotar University and an MS in Aerospace Vehicle Design from Cranfield.

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.

Nikitha RC - Industrial Engineer
Supply Chain & Operations / Founders Associate

Hugh is heading IONA's operations and acts as a Founders Associate. He has 7 years of experience in lean project management and supply chain at Caterpillar.

He has a Master in Business Administration from Cranfield University (Scholarship) and a MSc in Mechanical Design Engineering from the University of Nottingham.

Mrinal Bhatnagar - Founders Associate
Supply Chain & Operations / Founders Associate

Mrinal is an ex-Military Officer with more than 18 years of experience in handling large scale projects, including the first trials and induction for UAVs whilst leading large teams.

He has a Masters in Business Administration from Cranfield University and a Bachelor of Technology from Jawahar Lal Nehru.

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