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Hugo Spowers

Lead Partner and Founder, Riversimple LLP

Biography

Hugo Spowers is a partner in Riversimple, LLP. After reading Engineering at Oxford, he spent 15 years in motorsport but left in 1997 to work on environmentally benign cars. He concluded that a step change in technology was both essential and possible and, furthermore, that the principal barriers were not technical but had to do with people, politics and business; the incumbent industry was shaped by the 20th Century and redesigning the business model for providing mobility reduces both barriers and risks.