Executive Management Team

Chris HarrisDr Chris Harris - CEO

Chris joined YASA Motors as CEO in December 2011. He has over 25 years experience of building and leading high technology companies in the UK, US and Europe. He previously held the post of CEO at Light Blue Optics, a spin-out company from the University of Cambridge. Chris has a degree in Physics from the University of Oxford and a PhD from Imperial College.





Tim WoolmerDr Tim Woolmer – CTO and Founder

Tim developed the unique YASA motor topology as part of his DPhil at the University of Oxford. Tim now works as the CTO at YASA motors, with responsibility for the technical development of the YASA motor. Tim completed a general Engineering degree at Oxford University from 2000-2004. 





Andy CourtAndy Court – Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Andy has a wealth of experience in the development and production engineering of electric motors for high volume applications and mass manufacture. He started his career at Bosch and went on to hold senior roles with TRW’s Automotive Division. Andy has a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. 






6512Ajay Lukha – Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)

Ajay has a proven background in shaping strategy and initiating early commercial wins for promising technology companies before leading them to sustained commercial success. As well as several executive and consultative roles with early/mid-stage technology companies, he has worked in senior roles for Intel and Kingston Technology.  Ajay has a degree in Chemical Engineering.