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 Chief Design Officer since 2017. In his capacity as Chief Design Officer, Mr. Thanathawee is responsible for Zapp’s product design efforts. His designs have received a number of international awards, including iF Design Award, Red Dot Design Award and US’ Good Design Award. 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 designate since February 2023 and will serve as its CFO upon Zapp’s listing on NASDAQ. Mr. Sturgeon is currently serving on the board of directors at Quarterworld Capital Limited. Prior to this, Mr. Sturgeon has 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 Ltd, Mr. Sturgeon held a series of senior financial positions since he joined in 2005, until his appointment to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2014 to 2020. Previously, he was Head of Corporate Accounting from 2002 to 2005 at Equant N.V., a NYSE-listed company that provided communications solutions to multi-national companies. Mr. Sturgeon began his career as Senior Manager at Arthur Andersen’s Technology, Media and Communications practice, from 1990 to 2002. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Mr. Sturgeon received his 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 its establishment in 2017 and as acting Chief Financial Officer from 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 will be responsible for supporting different teams in executing Zapp’s business strategy to realize its growth plans and future goals. Prior to co-founding Zapp, Mr. Arttachariya was Vice President at Paragon Partners Ltd from 2014 to 2017. Previously, he has also served as a Senior Investment Banking Analyst at Bangkok Bank PCL from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Arttachariya received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Oxford Said Business School and Bachelor of Science in Economics from George Washington University.
Pongsatorn Sukhum has served as Zapp’s Chief Technology Officer since 2022. He has also been Managing Director of Infowave (Thailand) Co., Ltd. since 1995, Director at PSK Summa Co., Ltd. since 1988 and Senior Consultant at Wealth Management System Limited since 2010. Mr. Sukhum has also held teaching roles at the Asian Institute of Technology (School of Engineering & Technology) from 2010 to 2011 and the Command and General Staff College of the Royal Thai Army from 2002 to 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Sukhum served as the Special Projects Manager at Philips Semiconductors (Thailand) Co. Ltd., from 1988 to 1994. Mr. Sukhum received both his Master of Science in Integrated Circuit Systems Design and Bachelor of Science in Electronics from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.
David McIntyre has served as Zapp’s Chief Commercial Officer since 2021. Prior to joining Zapp, he was 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 has also 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, 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 Regional Marketing Manager for Porsche Latin America. Mr. McIntyre received his 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. Previously, she has also 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.