Erik Lindbergh

Chairman, The Lindbergh Foundation and Executive Chairman, Verdego Aero

Erik LindberghErik Lindbergh is the co-founder and executive chairman of VerdeGo Aero, which provides powertrain systems and engineering services to the emerging electric aircraft industry. Lindbergh serves as chairman of the board of the Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation and on the board of trustees of the XPRIZE Foundation.

An avid pilot, Lindbergh holds commercial, instrument, flight instructor and glider ratings. In 1996, he helped launch the XPRIZE Foundation and in 2002 Erik retraced his grandfather’s epic 1927 New York to Paris solo flight, raising over a million dollars for the XPRIZE. Under his leadership, the Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation is preparing to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his grandfather’s flight in May of 2027.

Lindbergh’s personal story is one of triumph over adversity. He won the Washington state gymnastics championship at age 11 and excelled in water-skiing, and alpine and telemark ski racing during his teens. After climbing and skiing Mount Rainier at age 21, he was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and by age 30 was completely disabled. Total knee replacements and a breakthrough biotechnology drug gave him a second chance at living a physically active life. Today, he is an expert mountain biker and backcountry skier and has been creating unique furniture and sculpture designs for over 25 years.

Committed to a life of service to future generations, Lindbergh is a passionate public speaker and together with his wife Lyn created and co-hosts The Lindberghs podcast, which celebrates people moving through challenges with a theme of second chances.


EBACE Newsmakers Luncheon (By Invitation Only)
Sustainability – A Flight Plan for the Future

Monday, 23 May 2022
12:00 – 13:30