Oliver Walker-Jones leads Communications, Marketing and Brand at Joby - a California-based company pioneering flying taxis. Joby has spent more than a decade developing its revolutionary eVTOL technology in partnership with industry giants including NASA and Toyota and it’s vision is to drive a revolution in carbon-free air travel. As the company’s first marketing lead, he has led the communications of major company milestones including the listing of the business on the New York Stock Exchange in 2021, and the acquisition of Uber Elevate.
Oliver previously worked at German air taxi competitor Lilium, where he directed the announcement of multiple investment rounds, taking them to unicorn status and their maiden flight in 2019. His passion for future technologies and comprehensive knowledge of the sector was honed during his time leading global communications for the aerospace division at Rolls-Royce.
Oliver has also worked at global powerhouses Walmart and Blackstone, as well as the CBI, the U.K.’s largest trade association. He has a degree in Social and Political Science from Cambridge University and a background in political campaigning, working for politicians on both sides of the Atlantic.