Our Team

Richard Van Gonda - CEO & Founder
Paula Georgina Paizes - Managing Director
Georgii Speakman - SVP Marketing
Dr Ajay K Agrawal - Managing Director, Europe


Advisory Board
Dr Ajay K Agrawal
Rolene Markson
Kjeld Thygesen
Dr Fredrik Verkroost

Dr Fredrik Verkroost

Dr Fredrik Verkroost trained as an Engineer and is now an experienced Chairman / CEO / Advisor and Investor in  and with  technology companies. He is a specialist in building shareholder value through strategy, turnaround, business development and M&A. Since 2000, he has helped small and mid-sized companies with their developments, and this included a £47m IPO for Alterian Plc on the FTSE; the restructuring of European Telecom Plc; and incubating new technologies into commercial businesses (see his portfolio at www.xpowertech.co.uk).

Previously, he was Deputy CEO at $5bn ICO Global Communications (an Inmarsat spinout) where he raised $690m in an IPO/Bond issue; head of Corporate Development  and on the Management Board at Landis & Gyr AG (now Siemens); Director of the industrial controls & automation division of Square D Europe (now Groupe Schneider); Country Sales & Marketing Manager at Hewlett Packard Switzerland- now Agilent and Group Sales Manager at Databit/ Siemens Text and Data Communications.Fredrik is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the IET and IOD, and a member of the IET Policy Panel on Innovation & Emerging Technologies. He was former long –standing member on the European Council of Corporate Strategy and a former member on the European Energy Board.

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