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Henri Winand

Henri Winand

CEO and co-founder at AKINOVA Limited

Greater Leicester Area

I am a growth and change oriented CEO with a passion for scaling up a broad set of technologies globally using different business models and team-based delivery.  I now serve as CEO for AKINOVA Ltd, an insurance technology company I co-founded recently with a specialist ILS (insurance linked securities and related insurance products) London based City fund manager.  Prior to this, I served as CEO of a British tech company listed on the London Stock Exchange Main Market (Intelligent Energy, a $1bn tech IPO) with in excess of $200m raised from a broad range of sources, leading to strong top line growth, largely from internationally-based customers.
I served on several Boards in the UK, Singapore, India, Japan and the US in the energy, software services, film contents publishing and automotive sectors.  I also served on the Board of an EU funded €1bn+ PPP.  I served on several advisory bodies to Ministers, Secretaries of State and Officials in the new energy, automotive and materials science sectors in the UK as well as on the Alumni Advisory Board of the Warwick Business School and of the University of Cambridge.
I have more than a dozen patents granted and pending and have several papers published in well-known, peer reviewed, scientific journals, topics including composite materials, neutron diffraction and processes to improve industrial product development cycles.  I am regularly invited to speak at international conferences and spoke in the US Senate and French Sénat.  I provide advice to selected major global institutional, venture capital and private equity funds. In addition to meeting several Heads of State, I have made several appearances on live and recorded TV and Radio programmes (e.g. Live CNBC TV, Live Bloomberg TV, Live BBC Radio 4 “The Today Programme”, recorded BBC and other programmes, provided thought leadership and quoted articles in broadsheets, e-newspapers and The Huffington Post). 
I am married to Anne and we have one child, Alexander.


  • CEO and co-founder (AKINOVA Limited)
  • Chief Executive (Intelligent Energy Holdings plc)
  • Director (Intelligent Energy Holdings (Singapore) Pte. Ltd)
  • Director (Akinova Holdings Ltd)
  • Representative Director (Smile FC System Corporation)


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