About R6EV Ltd

The mission behind R6EV Ltd is to revive the legacy of Rolls-Royce in its deprived inner-city birthplace in Manchester. It’s a 30-year saga of the regeneration of Hulme and Moss Side, home to over 43,000 people and the geographical heart of the African Caribbean community in Manchester. These communities still suffer some of the highest unemployment and poverty in the UK. R6EV Ltd will dedicatee 50% of profits to sustainable development (including the relief of poverty and the improvement of the conditions of life in socially and economically disadvantaged communities) and has associations with the Manchester Innovation Activities Hub and the Royce Hydrogen Accelerator.

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Dr Omar Hadded – Managing Director

Engine and powertrain engineer with 35 years technical, commercial and management experience in the automotive industry, 20 years for Ricardo, including the development of hydrogen combustion engines. Tata Motors European Technical Centre Senior Management Team member with responsibility for major collaborative R&D projects 2006 – 2015. Grew the company from around 40 people to 350 and put in place all related business and performance measurement systems. Turnover growth from £3.5m to £40m/year. Member of SMMT DEG Group (Design Engineering Group), most UK automotive companies represented. Member of French SIA (Society of Automotive Engineers) Powertrain Committee.

Damian (Dan) Aris – Finance Director

Former Director of Hulme Regeneration Ltd and Hulme Community Homes Ltd. responsible for one of the most successful inner-city regeneration programmes in Europe. Overseen over £1bn investment in Manchester, since 1992. Personally raised >£10m for various projects. Regional Coordinator of the multi-award-winning North-West Business Environment Partnership 2001- 2012. Member of LowCVP Innovation Group since 2006.

Shun Wai (Donald) Leung – Technical Director

15 years industrial design experience. Specialist in Computer Aided Engineering & Design. Advanced skills in the use of SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Carrier E20, CATIA and Matlab software. Co-inventor of patent - Asymmetric Rotary Engine with a 6-phase Thermodynamic Cycle - EP3765711.

VD Umashanker – Director

Over 35 years of experience in the automotive industry in various functions, with a global network of associates. Former head of Borg Warner in India. Managing Director of two plants in Chennai, Director of one plant in Thailand. Head of a business unit level Mergers & Acquisitions function. Key customers included Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, other leading Indian and European OEMs.

Stephen Kyle-Henney – Director

Managing Director of TISICS Ltd. manufacturer of silicon carbide fibre reinforced metal matrix composites. Key supplier for R6EV Ltd. 28 years’ experience in UK aerospace industry.