Alexander Zosel

As one of the co-founders and the Chief Innovation Officer of Volocopter, Alexander Zosel is helping to power the dream of electric flying cars. The company achieved the first manned flight of the Volocopter back in 2016, and in 2017 one of their 18-rotor all-electric vehicles took to the sky in Dubai for an unmanned flight. Sights have been set on Dubai as the location for the world’s first autonomous air taxi service, with an ambitious plan for one quarter of all passenger journeys to be undertaken by autonomous vehicles by 2030. With the rapid progress of Volocopter many of those trips could be made by the flying electric vehicle, and Zosel is at the core of the team.

Location: Ettlingen, Germany

Age: 51

Twitter: @AlexZosel