James McMicking

Vice President Strategy, ZeroAvia

James McMicking - EBACE

James McMicking’s 20+ year career combines strategy and engineering across multiple sectors, notably automotive and aerospace.

Following his Masters Engineering degree, McMicking joined engineering consultancy Ricardo as a drivetrain engineer and went on to manage R&D projects for automotive clients around the world.

Following a dual degree MBA at the Kellogg School of Management, McMicking moved sectors to join management consultancy Booz & Company where he worked on and led a variety of strategy and operations projects for clients across aviation, defence, pharmaceuticals, distribution and finance.

It was from Booz that McMicking joined the Aerospace Technology Institute as Chief Strategy Officer and one of its founding executives to set up the organization in 2014. In 2018, his role expanded to include responsibility for all business operations. As CSO, he oversaw development of several strategic initiatives including the world’s first dedicated commercial aerospace startup accelerator and project FlyZero, a one year strategic research project to understand the technical and commercial potential of zero-carbon emissions technologies for aviation.

In 2021 McMicking was awarded a commendation by the Air League for his contributions to the UK aerospace industry.


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

Monday, 23 May 2022
12:00 – 13:30