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.
Warin Thanathawee is Zapp’s co-founder and has served as Chief Design Officer since 2017. As Chief Design Officer, Mr. Thanathawee is responsible for Zapp’s product design efforts. His designs have received a number of international awards, including the iF Design Award, the Red Dot Design Award and the Good Design Award in the US. Mr. Thanathawee is also the founder of CORdesign studio, a Bangkok-based design agency. Prior to joining Zapp, he held the position of Design Director at Nomono Co. from 2015 to 2017. Mr. Thanathawee received his bachelor’s degree from the Department of Industrial Design at King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang.
David Sturgeon joined Zapp as Chief Financial Officer in 2023. Mr. Sturgeon also currently serves on the board of directors at Quarterworld Capital Ltd. Previously, Mr. Sturgeon held various roles at Central European Media Enterprises Ltd., a leading media and entertainment company in Central and Eastern Europe which was listed on Nasdaq until its sale in October 2020. At Central European Media Enterprises, he held a series of senior financial positions from 2005-14, leading to his appointment as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2014-20. Earlier in his career, Mr. Sturgeon served as Head of Corporate Accounting from 2002-05 at Equant N.V., a NYSE-listed company that provided communications solutions to multinational companies. Mr. Sturgeon began his career as a Senior Manager at Arthur Andersen’s Technology, Media and Communications practice, from 1990-2002. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Mr. Sturgeon received a Master of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University.
Kiattipong Arttachariya is Zapp’s co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer. He has served as Zapp’s Head of Corporate Affairs since 2017 and as acting Chief Financial Officer in 2022. In his capacity as Head of Corporate Affairs and acting CFO, he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of Zapp’s business activities, including fundraising, corporate development and product development, among others. As Zapp’s Chief Strategy Officer, he is responsible for supporting different teams in executing Zapp’s business strategy to realize its growth plans and goals. Prior to co-founding Zapp, Mr. Arttachariya served as Vice President at Paragon Partners Ltd. from 2014 to 2017. Previously, he served as a Senior Investment Banking Analyst at Bangkok Bank PCL from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Arttachariya received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Oxford Said Business School and Bachelor of Science in Economics from George Washington University.
Theodore Allegaert joined Zapp as Chief Legal Officer in 2023. Mr. Allegaert brings to Zapp twenty-five years of commercial legal experience, including thirteen years in private practice at preeminent firms in Silicon Valley and New York and a further decade of experience as senior in-house counsel at multinational companies. From 2017-20, he served as Chief Legal Officer at Nasdaq-listed Ferroglobe PLC in London (initially as Deputy), after previously serving as Deputy General Counsel of its U.S. subsidiary Globe Specialty Metals, Inc. from 2011-2015. From 2016 to early 2017, and from 2021-23, Mr. Allegaert was self-employed, serving as a contract general counsel and legal and compliance consultant to international businesses in Asia and the U.K. Mr. Allegaert holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Chicago Law School, and is licensed in New York, California and Florida.
David McIntyre has served as Zapp’s Chief Commercial Officer since 2021. Prior to joining Zapp, Mr. McIntyre served as the Regional Director (Asia-Pacific and China) of Group Lotus between 2019 and 2021 and the Chief Executive Officer of Simpson Marine Limited from 2017 to 2018. Mr. McIntyre joined Simpson Marine Limited from McLaren Automotive Ltd, where he was Managing Director of the Asia-Pacific region from 2015 to 2017. Previously, Mr. McIntyre served as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar Land Rover Korea from 2012 to 2015 and General Manager (Asia-Pacific and China) at Bentley Motors from 2005 to 2012. Before relocating to the Asia-Pacific region, he was Global Corporate Marketing Manager at Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. from 2001 to 2005, and from 1997 to 2001, he served in several roles for Porsche – in dealer development for Porsche Cars Great Britain, as Sales Manager for Latin America at Porsche AG and as Regional Marketing Manager for Porsche Latin America. Mr. McIntyre received a Bachelor of Science in International Business and Modern Languages (German) from Aston University.
Belinda Vinke has served as Zapp’s Chief Brand Officer since 2017. Prior to joining Zapp, Ms. Vinke served as Chief Operating Officer of Paragon Partners Co., Ltd. from 2004 to 2017. While at Paragon Partners, she was responsible for the overall management of the launch and roll-out of its proprietary investments, including the Hertz automotive franchise in Thailand. Previously, she held roles as General Manager of Harvest Enterprises Co. Ltd. from 2002 to 2003 and Retail Manager at Jaspal & Sons Co., Ltd. from 1999 to 2002. Ms. Vinke began her career in the advertising space, serving as Account Executive at Lintas Thailand (Lowe Worldwide) from 1993 to 1995 before moving to SPA Advertising Co., Ltd. as Account Manager from 1996 to 1998. Ms. Vinke received her Bachelor of Science in Business and Hospitality Management from the University of Hawaii.