Diana Siegel honored in 2023 Power Book
Diana 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 football pitch-sized spaces such as barges or converted parking lots.
As CFO, Diana helps identify and works with 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 to date has yielded a pre-order book of 1000+ aircraft.
Prior to joining Electra, Diana 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 Diana of the need to find a much 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, Diana 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 degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Queensland.
The 2023 Power Book can be found here.