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Val Miftakhov

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Val Miftakhov

Founder and CEO, ZeroAvia
Val Miftakhov

Val Miftakhov is Founder & CEO of ZeroAvia, a company developing the hydrogen-electric engines for zero emission aviation. He is a serial sustainable transportation entrepreneur – his previous company eMotorWerks developed the world’s leading platform for EV battery aggregation to provide grid services, and was acquired in 2017. Prior to that, Val held a number of senior business and product positions at Google and McKinsey & Company, and was a nuclear researcher at Stanford Linear Accelerator. Val holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Princeton University and is an avid helicopter and aeroplane pilot. In 2021, he was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum (WEF).