Anthony Posawatz will serve as the Chairman of Zapp’s board of directors and an Independent Director of Zapp. He has served as a Non-Executive Director of Zapp since 2022. He currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Invictus iCAR LLC, an automotive and technology innovation consulting company. He is also currently serving on the board of directors of a number of automotive technology companies including INRIX, Inc., Nexeon Ltd., Beam Global and Lucid Group, Inc. Prior to joining Zapp, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Fisker Automotive from 2012 to 2013. Previously, he has also held leadership positions at General Motors, where he was the Executive of Global Electric Vehicle Development and Vehicle Line Director of Chevrolet Volt from 2006 to 2012. While at General Motors, he led his product development teams to numerous awards and accolades, including the Motor Trend “Truck of the Year” and “Car of the Year” honors. Mr. Posawatz received his Master of Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University.
Swin Chatsuwan is Zapp’s founder and he has led and grown Zapp’s business as Chief Executive Officer since its establishment in 2017. He is also currently serving as an Independent Director of Haadthip PLC, a Coca-Cola partner in Thailand. Prior to founding Zapp, Mr. Chatsuwan founded and has served as the Managing Partner of Paragon Partners Co., Ltd., a corporate solutions boutique specializing in the hospitality, automotive and retail sectors, since 1996. In its 26 years of operations, Paragon Partners has executed more than 50 transactions and developed private equity and proprietary positions in leading companies and brands. Notable transactions of Paragon Partners include the successful acquisition, business development and exit of the Hertz and Volkswagen (Audi) automotive franchises in Thailand. Previously, he has also served as Country Head (Thailand) at CLSA from 1990 to 1995. Mr. Chatsuwan began his career as an Information Technology Analyst in the London and New York offices of Morgan Stanley, from 1987 to 1988. Mr. Chatsuwan received his Master of Science in Economics (Information Systems) from the London School of Economics and Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from Loughborough University.
Jeremy North is Zapp’s co-founder and has served as its Director since 2018. He is also currently serving as a non-executive Director of Art House Ukraine (a Canadian non-profit) and since 2016 as Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of CloudMade Limited, a 50/50 joint venture with Valeo SE. From 2011 to 2015, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Dearman Engine Company Limited. He also served as Chief Financial Officer of Highview Power Storage, between 2010 and 2013. Mr. North received his Bachelor of Arts (Politics) from Nottingham University and was formerly a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales from 1986 to 2003.
Kenneth West will serve as an Independent Director of Zapp. Mr. West has served as a Director of CIIG II since September 2021 and as a Director of Fadel Inc. since June 2011. From 2019 until March 2021, he was a Director of CIIG Merger Corp., and from 2019 until July 2022 he was a Director of FaZe Clan, the professional esports and entertainment organization. From 2017 until his retirement in June 2019, Mr. West served as Chief Financial Officer of Fareportal Inc., one of the largest online travel technology companies powering a next generation travel concierge service whose brands include CheapOair, OneTravel and Travelong. Mr. West served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (NYSE:MSO) from 2011 to 2015. Mr. West previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Marvel Entertainment Inc., (NYSE:MVL) a brand-driven licensing and media company from 2002 to 2010. From 2010 to 2011, he served as an independent consultant to media and entertainment companies. Prior to 2002, Mr. West, a certified public accountant, was Chief Financial Officer of two middle-market, privately held companies, and spent over 15 years with the Stamford, Connecticut office of Ernst & Young LLP, principally in the auditing division. Mr. West received a B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University.
Patricia Wilber will serve as an Independent Director of Zapp. Ms. Wilber has served as a member of the board of directors of CIIG II since October 2022, and a member of the board of directors of electroCore, Inc. since March 2022. Since July 2022, she has also served on the board of directors of Vibrant Emotional Health, a nonprofit organization. Ms. Wilber has been a Chief Marketing Officer, global business strategist, and board member who delivers organizational and cultural transformation for branding. She is a pioneer in new franchise models and branded partnerships. Ms. Wilber last served as the Executive Vice President, CMO, and Managing Director of Partnerships, EMEA, the highest position in the marketing department at Disney from 2015 to 2018, where she drove growth for Walt Disney Company’s marquee brands by leading marketing and communications for Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel. Additionally, she established and led EMEA’s 40-country integrated marketing, franchise and partnership functions, including a major reorganization of the EMEA channels to boost growth and profitability by significantly reducing expenses. She served on the board of Euro Disney SCA from 2015 to 2018, and Magical Cruise Company, more commonly known as the Disney Cruise Line from 2013 to 2018. Ms. Wilber holds a B.A. in History from Brown University.
Patchara Rattakul will serve as an Independent Director of Zapp. He joined Haadthip PLC, a Coca-Cola Partner in Thailand, in 2003 and currently serves as its Chief Executive Officer. In addition, he currently serves on the board of directors of Haadthip PLC and its subsidiaries, and chairs the Corporate Governance subcommittee of Haadthip PLC. Mr. Rattakul received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from St. John’s College, Oxford University. He also attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for his military training and served in the Royal Thai Army before joining Haadthip PLC.
Edouard Meylan will serve as a Non-Executive Director of Zapp. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of H. Moser & Cie, a leading independent Swiss watch brand, since 2013. Mr. Meylan also currently serves on the board of directors of MELB Holding, Precision Engineering AG, Heinrich und Henri Moser Stiftung and MELB Luxe. Previously, Mr. Meylan was co-founder and co-Chief Executive Officer at Celsius X VI II SA, from 2008 to 2012. Prior to that, he served as General Manager of Desco de Schulthess from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Meylan began his career as Consultant at Pricewaterhouse Coopers from 2001 to 2003. He received his Master of Science in Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and his Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.