A empresa Tuga anunciou a entrada na Bolsa de Frankfurt, sob o símbolo “DQ5”, após as suas acções integrarem a Canadian Securities Exchange como “TUGA”. Recentemente, a empresa divulgou imagens do “primeiro TUGA Commuter saído da Vangest“.

A fabricante revelou igualmente o nome e currículo da equipa de gestão (em inglês):

John Hagie, CEO founder of Red Wave Marketing Services which assists start-ups, and defines their go-to-market strategies and pursuits. John has extensive sales and marketing experience across varied sales activities (major accounts, channel, franchise sales) selling hardware, software, and services within different geographies.

Kraig Schultz, CTO & Director brings over 30 years experience leading innovation in the automotive supply chain and product development industries. He has a passion for ultra efficient vehicles. With his company, Schultz Engineering, LLC, he has been developing and testing electric vehicle concepts since 2007. He is leading the development of the TUGA vehicle platform and setting up manufacturing systems for initial production.

César Barbosa, VP is an architect who has worked extensively in the area of urban mobility solutions, launching several companies in Brazil and Portugal. His inspiration is bringing the concept and design of the TUGA vehicle to life, He is leading the Company’s work in Portugal including work on body designs and integration with drones and eVTOls connecting urban air and terrestrial mobility.

António Câmara, Director is a Professor at the New University of Lisbon. He was a Visiting Professor at Cornell University (1988-89) and MIT (1998-99). In 2000 he co-founded Ydreams, pioneering research on virtual and augmented reality and geographical information systems. He was the company’s CEO until 2015, developing over 1,500 projects in 40 countries for 50 Fortune 500 companies. YDreams Group includes three public companies: YDX, Ynvisible and Azorean.

Edmundo Nobre, Director was a co-founder of the Ydreams Group and is currently COO of Aromni (augmented reality). These companies have developed over 100 projects in 30 countries for 50 Fortune 500 clients. They have also sold products in 50 countries around the world. He was also founder and Director of Ynvisible, Azorean (aquatic drones) and Human Mobility (smart mobility). 

Faizaan Lalani, CFO is an accounting and finance professional with over 10 years of experience covering audit, financial reporting, corporate finance, and operations management. Mr. Lalani previously worked in the audit and assurance group at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Canada, where he obtained his CPA, CA designation, gaining vast experience in accounting practices in both the public and private sectors during his tenure. Mr. Lalani previously served as a director and CFO of a beverage company, assisting them in raising over $10mm. Currently, Mr. Lalani serves as Director and CFO of AmmPower Corp. and United Lithium Corp. 

Daren Hermiston, Director has been an agent and advisor with Pointswest Sports and Entertainment from January 2009 to present. Mr. Hermiston provides his services on a contract basis to Pointswest through his company, Kona Consulting Inc. and focuses on sales, marketing, and management of professional hockey clientele globally. He previously studied Business Administration at Thompson Rivers University and holds a US Sports Academy NCAA Compliance Certificate (sports marketing and coaching) and an NCCP Coaching Leadership Certificate. He is a guest lecturer at Simon Fraser University for Sports and Entertainment Marketing.