Rinaldo Brutoco

Founder, Chairman and CEO

President and CEO of World Business Academy; co-founder of JUST Capital; start-up and turn around specialist, including public and private companies from zero to over $3.5 billion.

Robert Shelton


President, ShangriLa Group; former founder and CEO, Private Access; formerly president or senior operating executive of technology and real estate development companies.

Dawa Tarchin Phillips

Vice-Chairman of the Board

Founder and CEO of Empowerment Holdings; President, International Mindfulness Teachers Association; Co-founder and former Education Director of UCSB’s Center for Mindfulness and Human Potential.

Matt Knapp

Consulting Chief Engineer

Aeronautical engineer, former chief engineer and co-founder Zunum Aero hybrid electric aircraft company; formerly lead designer of ATV Javelin light jet and chief aerodynamicist.

[Name Redacted]

Vice President, Hydrogen Systems

Accomplished leader in hydrogen storage and safety with a demonstrated ability to build and manage international expert teams of engineers and technicians.

[Name Redacted]

Head of Talent Acquisition

25+ years experience recruiting in the aviation and aerospace industries, and helping to build world class implementation teams, including both early stage and hyper-growth entities.

Advisory Board

Marie Case

Office of the Chairman

Founder of Case Leadership; 30+ years working with senior leaders, including as a Senior Partner of Praemia Group and Vice President at CSC’s Management Transformation Practice.

John Hoffmeister

Advisory Board Member

Former President of Shell Oil Company; Founder and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy; Member U.S. DOE’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee.

Mitch Ewan

Advisory Board Member

Hydrogen Systems Program Manager at Hawaii Natural Energy Institute; former Co-Chairman of National Hydrogen Association; former submarine commanding officer.

Bob Colucci

Board of Directors

Retired Navy Captain and current Chief Executive Officer of PuRxCell Regenerative Medicine company; former President of H2 Clipper.

Phil Wisecup

Board of Directors, Advisory Board Member

Retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral; past President of U.S. Naval War College; former Naval Inspector General; and director of the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group.

[Name Redacted]

Advisory Board Member

Former chairman and CEO of international advertising and commercial communications company, specializing in brand management; author and thought-leader.


The World Business Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focusing on the role and responsibility of business in relation to solving critical environmental, energy security and social challenges. Formed in 1986, the Academy has a 30-year track record of leadership as a think tank and action incubator. The Academy’s direct focus on climate change, energy security and its advocacy for green hydrogen as the only planetary-wide clean energy source that could replace fossil fuels began with its seminal analysis of the most important threats to human survival and global renewable energy systems, culminating in its 2007 publication of Freedom from Mideast Oil. For more information about the Academy, see its website at

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