Executive Directors

Executive Team

Juergen Banken

Juergen Banken

CEO

Juergen has over 26-years experience at Mercedes-Benz in a number of leadership positions, most recently as Senior Manager, Development of Integrated Electric Drives. With a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Aachen University and Brunel University London, Juergen has long been committed to delivering automotive engineering excellence through innovation—something he intends to continue with YASA.

Dr. Tim Woolmer

Dr. Tim Woolmer

CTO and Founder

Tim developed the unique YASA motor topology as part of his DPhil at the University of Oxford. Tim now works as the CTO at YASA, with responsibility for the technical development of the YASA motor. Tim completed a general Engineering degree at Oxford University from 2000-2004.

Advisors

Dr. Chris Harris

Dr. Chris Harris

Non-Executive Director

Chris joined YASA in December 2011. He has over 25 years experience of building and leading high technology companies in the UK, US and Europe. He previously held the post of CEO at Light Blue Optics, a spin-out company from the University of Cambridge. Chris has a degree in Physics from the University of Oxford and a PhD from Imperial College.