Swisspod Welcomes Luis Baptista-Coelho To Its Board Of Directors

October 26, 2023

Swisspod, a Swiss-American company pioneering hyperloop technology, fortifies its position with the addition of Luis Baptista-Coelho to its Board of Directors. Baptista-Coelho brings a substantial background in tech sector management, underpinned by a successful track record of global enterprise expansion. His wealth of business expertise will be pivotal in enhancing Swisspod's efforts in further securing investments and nurturing strategic partnerships worldwide.

Cultivating a career spanning over 2 decades, Baptista-Coelho has garnered extensive experience in technology industry leadership, with a comprehensive global perspective. He is deeply rooted in the dynamics of business acceleration, and his professional journey has been marked by a distinctive inclination toward tech startups. Over the last 15 years, across 3 distinct organizations, Luis spearheaded the transformation of regional businesses into global enterprises, successfully expanding into markets across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), the Asia-Pacific (APAC), Latin America (LATAM), the United States and Canada.

Currently Baptista-Coelho serves as President and Chief Revenue Officer at Leadzai, an outcome-driven generative AI advertising platform catering to SMBs, where he is extending business operations from local to international. He also holds board positions at Leadzai, Growthware, Futura Gaïa and Siinda.

An international business trailblazer, he has forged an extraordinary path, living in 11 countries, pursuing academic excellence across 6 nations, and achieving fluency in 4 languages. His educational record includes a European MBA from ESCP Europe (Paris-Oxford-Berlin), Executive Education from Harvard Business School and Columbia Business School, and a forthcoming Executive MBA from IMD Business School in Lausanne.

"With Luis by our side, we're kicking off an exciting transformative chapter in our journey! His wealth of experience proved instrumental in securing our latest round of seed funding and getting us ready for the upcoming Series A. His strategic vision seamlessly complements the existing proficiency within our board and aligns perfectly with our mission of pioneering a sustainable future", says Denis Tudor, the CEO of Swisspod.

"I'm thrilled to join Swisspod and its mission with which I resonate deeply! Together, we aim to create a future where transportation is not just about getting from point A to B, but a catalyst for a more sustainable, connected, and empowered world for generations to come. It's a privilege to collaborate with such a talented and incredible team driven by a meaningful vision. This role embodies everything I cherish - it's challenging, endlessly fascinating, and offers me a profound sense of purpose", said Luis Baptista-Coelho, newly appointed to Swisspod’s Board of Directors.

In his new capacity, Baptista-Coelho will play a pivotal role in raising Series A funding, providing critical support in crafting a compelling investment narrative, and facilitating introductions to potential investors within his network.

Collaborating closely with Swisspod's leadership team, he will refine the business plan and strategy, ensuring alignment with the company's long-term vision. Moreover, he will offer mentorship to the company's executive team, providing insights into global business practices and cultural nuances, enabling them to make informed decisions, set clear objectives, and navigate the complex business landscape effectively.

In addition, he will actively engage in investor relations, aiding the team in securing favorable terms and the necessary capital to advance hyperloop technology, all while demonstrating the robustness of the business model and the transformative potential of Swisspod's proposed solution for the transportation industry.

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