Diana Siegel

Chief Financial Officer, Electra.aero

Jon Godson

Diana Siegel is the Chief Financial Officer for Electra.aero, a developer of hybrid-electric, ultra short takeoff and landing (eSTOL) aircraft able to take off and land independent of traditional airports in soccer field-sized spaces, such as barges or converted parking lots.

As CFO, Siegel helps identify investors and partners to fund Electra’s path to a certified eSTOL aircraft. She joined Electra’s founding executive team in 2020, and co-led Electra’s initial customer outreach that has yielded a pre-order book of more than 1,000 aircraft.

Prior to joining Electra, Siegel led the commercial programs team at Aurora
Flight Sciences, where she developed Aurora’s advanced air mobility programs portfolio from its beginnings to a 150+ person team, including the build and flight test of a full-scale eVTOL demonstrator aircraft for parent company Boeing. Her experience with eVTOL technology convinced Siegel of the need to find a more energy-efficient and cost-effective solution than vertical lift aircraft to truly achieve sustainable air travel. Electra’s blown-lift eSTOL provides that opportunity.

Prior to joining the advanced air mobility industry, Siegel was a management consultant with BCG, and worked in product development and systems engineering roles for Airbus Group’s MBDA, Lufthansa-Technik and avionics developer Avidyne.

She holds a Master of Science degree in AeroAstro from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Queensland.


Cleared for Takeoff: The Flight Plan for eVTOLs
Tuesday, 23 May 2023
14:00 – 15:00