FOUNDERS & BOARD MEMBERS
CO-FOUNDER & CEO
A sailor and an ocean lover since infancy, Julien holds an M.Sc. in Electro-Mechanical Engineering and a 2nd M.Sc. in Naval Architecture. Besides his well rounded technical background, Julien is also trained on the business side. He studied international business and has lead energy focused strategic marketing projects in a multinational. His early career took him across Europe, South America and Asia where he was project manager for a major Singaporean shipyard.
He has been researching & developing solar & hydrogen power for boats since 2008 and has transferred this knowledge into real vessels able to make ocean passages without fossil fuels.
Julien's life journey is dedicated to the protection of the Earth and its inhabitants, he speaks fluently 6 languages and is a certified Yoga teacher.
Prof. XUEQIAN ZHOU
CO-FOUNDER & CTO
Passionate, generous and persistent character. Father of one, Software Engineer, PhD in Naval Architecture & Marine Eng., Prof. at Harbin Eng. University & Researcher in the fields of safety at sea & electric boats.
Qian is regarded as one of the top hydrodynamicists in China and has access to super computers and a pool of researchers to support our continuous hull optimization.
His intensive research & model testing has enabled Azura Marine to create the most highly efficient hulls possible.
BOARD MEMBER - SOFTWARE & FINANCIAL ADVISOR
Tim, from New Zealand, is the Founder of the $100MIO, Sequoia backed 90 Seconds platform, considered as the Uber of the video editing.
He loves yachting and is one of the very early active supporters and investors of Azura Marine.
Tim invests resources, time and energy in our venture as he believes in the potential we have to revolutionize the yachting world and maritime transport at large, going way past selling eco-friendly leisure crafts. He supports energetically Azura's transition into a new model of boat company, one that merges tech, software and unique limitless eco-yachts.
BOARD MEMBER - TECHNICAL & PRODUCTION ADVISOR
Tom, Belgian born and father of two, has spent most his career leading multi-billion projects in the energy sector in the Middle-East and Singapore.
He was the first investor in Azura Marine and has fondly supported our growth from the very beginning.
With a genuine passion for renewables, Tom now holds a Senior Project Management position at Engie's Wind Energy Department. He believes clean energy technologies can revolutionize the way humans relate to the planet.