The London based start-up building the world’s first charging network for electric aircraft and eVTOLs have appointed François Randin, Swiss entrepreneur and electric vehicle charging infrastructure pioneer to its Board of Directors.

In a growing but still small eco-system that is electric aviation, it was obvious that François Randin, who designed and launched the very first charging station for electric aircraft in 2020 and AEROVOLT decide to join forces developing solutions for a more sustainable aviation.

Prior to pioneering the electric aviation market, François has been the founder and CEO of two electric mobility start-ups which have both been bought by blue chips. Founded in 2009, Green Motion was amongst the first start-up designing and manufacturing charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, acquired by Eaton in 2021. Founded in 2018, evpass is the largest charging network for electric vehicles in Switzerland and has been acquired by Shell in 2023.

“François is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the EV industry. He is bringing to the team his unique 15 years’ experience in our business, his international network and an extensive start-up and entrepreneurship expertise.” said Philip Kingsley-Dobson, AEROVOLT‘s Founder and CEO.

Thanks to its fast development and cutting-edge hardware and software solutions, AEROVOLT is already well established on this new segment with no competitor. The UK start-up has been naturally focusing on its domestic market but is planning an international roll out once the next financing round completed.

François Randin says “Lead by experienced and visionary entrepreneurs, AEROVOLT is the most promising start-up in the electric mobility space today. I am proud to join the team and to support the company in its growth and international plans.”