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OUR VISION
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SAMAD Aerospace is a technology start-up based in the United Kingdom. Our dream is to revolutionise the way humans and goods fly around the world. To achieve that, a group of world-renowned experts in their respective fields – including aerodynamics, aircraft design and propulsion systems – are working together to develop a range of products that will redefine the air travelling experience. Imagine a transportation system which is safer than a car, completely flexible, as eco-friendly as an electric vehicle, less time-consuming than any plane or train and is as luxurious as a private jet. This is the unique combination of features that will be offered by e-Starling and Starling Jet in a door-to-door human air transportation, while UAV Starling will transport goods at an unprecedented pace; thus completely changing the travel perspective.

Our products give back their users’ most valuable asset – their time – allowing them to achieve more, when compared with existing travel options. Now that we have a proof on concept, 2018 will be the first of a seven-year project that will lead to the commercialisation of the UAV Starling in 2019, followed by e-Starling in 2022 and Starling Jet in 2024. If you share our vision and are as thrilled as we are about this exciting journey, we will gladly consider partnership and investing propositions that will help us achieve our mission.
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THE TEAM
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Seyed M. Mohseni, Dr. | CEO & Founder

Dr. Seyed Mohseni is a serial entrepreneur and former CEO of Samad Power (with successful growth and expansion of the company to be the UK first clean tech company for two years 2015 and 2016), with a successful track record within 20 years in technical roles (including Siemens and ExxonMobil). His academic background is aerospace engineering design (Kingston University) and MSc in aerospace propulsion (Cranfield University) followed by his MBA and doctorate in gas turbine technology (Cranfield University).
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Angus Runciman | Chief Financial Officer

Angus Runciman is ex JP Morgan and Merrill Lynch investment appraiser with over 30 years of experience in financial and capital market analysis. His background encompasses a broad spectrum of equity market activities covering all types of company from global large capto small-cap and unlisted. He also has direct experience of investing in and raising capital for early stage technology companies, including a number in and around the Cambridge area.

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Richard Abbott | Chief Technical Officer

Richard Abbott has over 25 years of experience in aerospace product development. Richard has held leadership roles at Stratos Aircraft and Otto Aviation. He has consulted for and advised many established and emerging companies: Piper, Mooney, Marenco Swiss Helicopter, Glasair, Diamond Aircraft, Icon Aircraft, One Aviation, SolarShip, ALP, Bombardier, DeLorean Aerospace, Boom, PV Labs & Elsevier. Richard is the author of "Analysis and Design of Composite and Metallic Flight Vehicle Structures" and hundreds of analysis tools that are used all over the world. He teaches courses in Engineering Management and Structures Engineering at the University College of the Cayman Islands.
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Norman Wijker | Head of Engineering Research & Development

Norman Wijker is an aeronautical engineer with 30 years’ experience in commercial aerospace and marine engineering. A solid grounding in aerospace structures is backed up by experience in landing gear design, future projects, and aircraft integration, as well as having lectured at a number of UK universities. Outside work, Norman put his design skills to the test, forming and leading the Team Invictus challenge for the “Little Cup”, an open class sailing challenge which led to the inspiration for the America’s Cup catamarans of the 2013 and 2017 series. Skills in design and systems thinking bring a holistic approach to research strategy, and industrial/academic partnerships and Norman’s creative skills will be put to good use in planning the research activities for Samad Aerospace.
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John Ellis | Commercial Manager

John specialises in debt and equity finance raising and studied Aviation Economics and Finance at the London School of Economics. He has a track record of more than 30 years in aviation and aerospace safety consultancy including research in aircraft in-flight fires and firefighting. John has been an adviser in aerospace to the governments of UK, UAE, Qatar and Canada and was head of the UK Regional Government for aerospace in the Middle East. John was the founder of Middle East Aerospace and founder of Aviation Jobsearch, the world's leading recruitment portal. He is a qualified NLP practitioner gained at Bournemouth University and holds the Certified Human Resources Manager qualification from the American Certification Institute in Delaware, USA.
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ADVISORY BOARD
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Amir Edalatian | Commercial Adviser, Co-founder

Amir Edalatian, has over 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship and management of multinational corporations with a successful track record of taking companies from birth to growth stage and maturity. His background encompasses management and leadership of corporations with capital intensity such as heavy industries, logistics and technology companies. He has also been acting as a financial and strategy consultant to multinational corporations.

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John Fielding, Professor | Senior Aircraft Design Adviser

Professor John Fielding is world known aircraft design professional with over 37 years of experience in the industry. His book "Introduction to Aircraft Design" published by Cambridge University Press, is regarded as one of the latest references for aircraft design and development. He was also Chief Engineer of the BAE SYSTEMS/EPSRC – sponsored DEMON technology demonstrator UAV. He headed Cranfield University Aerospace department for over 20 years directing various industrial aerospace projects in collaboration with Airbus, Boeing, BAE systems, AVIC (aviation industry of China) and many more.
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Abdulnaser Sayma, Professor | Senior Aerodynamics Adviser

Professor Abdulnaser Sayma is the Associate Dean in City University of London. He obtained his PhD from the University of Manchester in 1994 in Computational Fluid Dynamics and worked as a Rolls Royce Research Fellow at Imperial College London for 11 years before becoming a professor of CFD at University of Sussex in 2006. His main expertise in core aerodynamics compressible flow CFD and aero elasticity methods for jet propulsion. He developed the code AU3D which is currently the standard Aeroelasiticty analysis and design tool at Rolls Royce and worked as a consultant for the company for several years on major engine projects, particularly the Trent family of engines.
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Dan Grigg | Senior Sales and Marketing Adviser

Following a successful career in aviation insurance Dan focussed his business skills on the business aviation sector in 2005. Starting an aviation consultancy that focussed on aircraft sales and acquisitions and aircraft management Dan soon attracted interest from investors in the Middle East and Russia. In 2010 Dan created an aviation property development company which soon attracted outside investment with the aim of securing two UK airport properties. Throughout his time in the business aviation sector Dan has negotiated numerous aircraft sales and acquisition transactions, lease contracts and has set up aircraft management procedures and protocols. Dan travels extensively for business and has represented Aura Aviation as General Manager across Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Far-East. At the sametime Dan manages the European arm of JetBrokers and is a regular attendee of the NBAA and EBACE annual Convention and Exhibitions. Dan believes in delivering impartial advice to clients, whether they are looking to purchase their first aircraft for personal or business use or are seasoned aircraft owners looking to sell and upgrade.
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David Williams | Strategic Human Resource and Talent Management Adviser

David is a strong, committed leader who is passionate about creating and driving strategic people and organization plans that underpin business growth - transforming performance through the ability to think strategically and rapidly translate this into operational delivery. He is at the present the HR Director, Operations at Jaguar-Land Rover, UK, overseeing the strategic business partnering across Product Development, Marketing, Sales and Service and all the Corporate functions.He lead the creation of the People Strategy for the business and the transformation of the HR operating model. He has also led the Global HR teams in Marketing, Sales & Service, from where he started JLR's Organisation Development in China, something he remains significantly involved in.
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