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Thomas Leurent

Thomas Leurent is the CEO and Co-Founder of Predictive Digital Twin pioneer, Akselos. He’s based in the company’s global headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. An MIT alumnus, Thomas has spent the past seven years building Akselos into the digital
transformation disruptor that it is today. From early beginnings working with MIT’s Industrial Liaison Program in 2012, Thomas has grown the business into a successful international company with operations in Europe, the US, and Southeast Asia. Akselos’ most recent funding round involved Shell Ventures and Innogy Ventures.

The company brings technology to market that is transforming industrial asset management in oil and gas, offshore wind and beyond. The emerging nature of the technology has led Thomas to represent deep tech’s interests and potential as a World Energy Leader within the World Energy Council’s network of global CEOs and Government leaders.

Thomas is an active part of the global technology innovation ecosystem, having invested in a number of successful deep-tech start-ups such as Sophia Genetics. An engineer by background, Thomas studied Mechanical Engineering at The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and later completed an MSc in the MIT laboratory where the research for Akselos’ core technology was carried out. Before co-founding Akselos, he worked as a research scientist for the US Department of Energy, and later pursued a career at the intersection of Energy, Financial Risk Management, and Innovation.

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