Founder & CEO of ZeroAvia
Val Miftakhov is a Founder & CEO of ZeroAvia, Inc, a California company developing the world's first practical zero emission aviation powertrain. Val is a serial entrepreneur in the EV space - his previous company eMotorWerks has 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 the Stanford Linear Accelerator. Val holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Princeton University, Masters in Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and was a two-time winner of Russian Nationwide Physics competitions. In his spare time, Val makes good use of his airplane and helicopter pilot licenses.