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Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Designing a 1000 km/h vehicle, the TransPod team consists of professionals from the aerospace and rail industry.

Sebastien Gendron Co-Founder and CTO Sebastien founded TransPod in 2015 and brings more than 15 years of experience leading engineers at global transportation manufacturers, including Bombardier, Safran S.A., and Airbus Group. He holds a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from ISAE-SUPAERO and Aix Marseille University in France. Dr. Ryan Janzen Co-Founder and CTO Ryan Janzen is the inventor of the TransPod system. His strategy was to create a new generation of tube transportation or hyperloop, with key new technologies to create a safe high-speed transportation system. His concept gave TransPod key competitive advantages, including a low infrastructure cost, and fundamental safety. Janzen has been featured on the Discovery Channel, Wired magazine, and Through the Wormhole, with his innovations featured in 110+ international lectures, media interviews, and scientific publications. Janzen has created several "world's firsts" including veillance flux and aircraft PLC, leading to advances in aerospace propulsion, physics, and new innovations for cities. Sebastien Gendron Co-Founder and CTO Sebastien founded TransPod in 2015 and brings more than 15 years of experience leading engineers at global transportation manufacturers, including Bombardier, Safran S.A., and Airbus Group. He holds a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from ISAE-SUPAERO and Aix Marseille University in France. Dr. Ryan Janzen Co-Founder and CTO Ryan Janzen is the inventor of the TransPod system. His strategy was to create a new generation of tube transportation or hyperloop, with key new technologies to create a safe high-speed transportation system. His concept gave TransPod key competitive advantages, including a low infrastructure cost, and fundamental safety. Janzen has been featured on the Discovery Channel, Wired magazine, and Through the Wormhole, with his innovations featured in 110+ international lectures, media interviews, and scientific publications. Janzen has created several "world's firsts" including veillance flux and aircraft PLC, leading to advances in aerospace propulsion, physics, and new innovations for cities.

Executive team

Explore our corporate governance: our executive team, board of directors and advisory board that propel our company forward.

Ryan Janzen

Co-Founder and CTO

Ryan Janzen

Dianna Lai Read

Director of Communications

Dianna Lai Read

Sebastien Gendron

Co-Founder and CEO

Sebastien Gendron

Sadira Beekha

Financial Director

Sadira Beekha

Thierry Boitier

Director of Supply Chain and Procurement

Thierry Boitier

Board of Directors

Sebastien        Gendron

Chairman

Sebastien Gendron

Rossella Angelillo

Director

Rossella Angelillo

Ruggiero Delcuratolo

Director

Ruggiero Delcuratolo

Ryan          Janzen

Director

Ryan Janzen

David                                   Rechatin

Director

David Rechatin

Advisory Board

James Lew

LeighFisher

James Lew

Gregory Hart

Inception University

Gregory Hart

Gregory Ogorek

eSight Eyewear

Gregory Ogorek

Claude Bellware

Bombardier Transportation

Claude Bellware

Elke Rubach

Rubach Wealth

Elke Rubach