Jannis Toepfer

Jannis leads the investment team at Supernal. His team is responsible for scouting, evaluating and executing all investment opportunities with the goal of bringing the right technologies at the right time and the best costs to the Supernal missions. The Supernal investment team not only looks at vehicle specific technologies, but also the broader AAM ecosystem. Prior to leading the investment team, Jannis managed all partnerships related to the vehicle and its associated subsystems at Supernal and was in charge of its innovation activities.

Previously, he was a leader in McKinsey’s Aerospace & Defense practice, serving as an aerospace industry expert and touching over 100 different client engagements. In addition, he was part of the founding team of McKinsey’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Hub and in charge of all Urban Air Mobility (UAM) initiatives of the McKinsey Center for Future Mobility (MCFM).

Jannis holds a B.Sc. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Technical University in Delft and two M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering and Technology Management from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is very passionate about innovation and sustainability, using technology to solve today’s and tomorrow’s challenges