Asam Khan

FOUNDER & CIO

Asam Khan, is a nuclear physicist by training (B.Sc Columbia University 1991 and M.Sc. Penn State University 1993) is an avid flyer with a PPL with approximately 250 hours flying experience in Piper Cherokee and Cessna 172. Asam started working with DRONES only 6 years ago – when presented with an intractable problem of counting steel inventory and identifying their physical locations in an accurate and timely manner.

He is a founding partner and serves as Chief Innovation Officer of Exponent Technology Services based in Dubai, UAE. Asam’s unique background in physics, software and engineering has allowed him to integrate disparate skills to solve intractable problems. His focus on DRONE solutions is driven by his belief of the limitless potential they offer, albeit only within a rigorous regulatory framework.

Mohammed Fouz

CEO

Technology and business visionary with proven record of accomplishments with over 35 years of experience in various facets of Information Technology and the Finance Industry in very senior positions including CEO of a large semi government SI & managed services company, CIO of a bank.

Also, an IT Consulting and Business leader with demonstrated experience in reengineering business with an aggressive turnaround plan. A serial entrepreneur with proven record of profitability in entrepreneurial ventures.

Mirza Ali Baig

FOUNDING PARTNER

Ali Mirza Ali Baig is a co-founder with over 20 years of work experience with leading multi-national companies in positions areas of business management, marketing and media.

He has held several senior management positions in the Middle East and Pakistan including Head of Marketing Services for Unilever Pakistan Limited and Head of Media for The Coca-Cola Company for the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan region.

He is a valuable asset to the Astra team and has helped expanding the business by introducing conceptual understanding of commercial use of drone technology and services across industries.

Abdulrehman Ubare

CTO

Abdulrehman Ubare is a seasoned technology professional with over 24 years of experience in the IT industry. He has been successful in transforming large IT organisations, delivering multi-million dollars of IT startups, handled IT restructuring initiatives, and managed mega sized IT managed services projects.

His key skills include Cloud Services (Public, Private & Hybrid), Datacenter Design & Management, Managed IT & Security Services, Product Development & Management, Telecom Solutions Design & Implementation, Project Management, IOT & M2M, IT Operations (Design, Implement & Manage), Process Automation, AI & Big Data.

Ayhan Kamil

CCO

Ayhan is a commercial leader in the drone industry with a deep understanding of the regulatory, technology and commercial ecosystem and the industry roadmap. He is currently responsible for the product management for Astra. He has a strong background in Financial Management and Business Development in Financial Services, Outsourcing & Technology industries.

Ayhan is a passionate proponent of the UTM technology and strongly believes in its ability to deliver exponential growth for the drone industry. He is an active contributing member of GUTMA (Global UTM Association) and NCUAS, UAE (National Civilian UAS Committee) and has consistently lobbied for business-friendly drone regulations.

Asam Khan

FOUNDER & CIO

He is a founding partner and serves as Chief Innovation Officer of Exponent Technology Services based in Dubai, UAE. Asam’s unique background in physics, software and engineering has allowed him to integrate disparate skills to solve intractable problems. His focus on DRONE solutions is driven by his belief of the limitless potential they offer, albeit only within a rigorous regulatory framework.

Mohamed Fouz

CEO

Technology and business visionary with proven record of accomplishments with over 35 years of experience in various facets of Information Technology and the Finance Industry in very senior positions including CEO of a large semi government SI & managed services company, CIO of a bank.

Also, an IT Consulting and Business leader with demonstrated experience in reengineering business with an aggressive turnaround plan. A serial entrepreneur with proven record of profitability in entrepreneurial ventures.

Ayhan Kamil

CCO

Ayhan is a commercial leader in the drone industry with a deep understanding of the regulatory, technology and commercial ecosystem and the industry roadmap. He is currently responsible for the product management for Astra. He has a strong background in Financial Management and Business Development in Financial Services, Outsourcing & Technology industries.

Ayhan is a passionate proponent of the UTM technology and strongly believes in its ability to deliver exponential growth for the drone industry. He is an active contributing member of GUTMA (Global UTM Association) and NCUAS, UAE (National Civilian UAS Committee) and has consistently lobbied for business-friendly drone regulations.

Abdulrehman Ubare

CTO

Abdulrehman Ubare is a seasoned technology professional with over 24 years of experience in the IT industry. He has been successful in transforming large IT organisations, delivering multi-million dollars of IT startups, handled IT restructuring initiatives, and managed mega sized IT managed services projects.

His key skills include Cloud Services (Public, Private & Hybrid), Datacenter Design & Management, Managed IT & Security Services, Product Development & Management, Telecom Solutions Design & Implementation, Project Management, IOT & M2M, IT Operations (Design, Implement & Manage), Process Automation, AI & Big Data.

Mirza Ali Baig

FOUNDING PARTNER

Mirza Ali Baig is a co-founder with over 20 years of work experience with leading multi-national companies in positions areas of business management, marketing and media.

He has held several senior management positions in the Middle East and Pakistan including Head of Marketing Services for Unilever Pakistan Limited and Head of Media for The Coca-Cola Company for the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan region.

He is a valuable asset to the Astra team and has helped expanding the business by introducing conceptual understanding of commercial use of drone technology and services across industries.

Astra Team

Asam Khan

FOUNDER & CIO

Mohamed Fouz

CEO

Mirza Ali Baig

FOUNDING PARTNER

Ayhan Kamil

CCO

Abdulrehman Ubare

CTO