TOP Men in Aerospace & Aviation to Follow on LinkedIn 2022: 11. Michael Cervenka

11. Michael Cervenka

President, Vertical Aerospace Group Ltd.

11. Michael Cervenka

Average Post Engagement: 132.6



What I use Linkedin for:

Keeping up to speed on industry progress, and new technologies, sharing our key company successes and helping find and attract amazing talent from across the world.

Number of Followers:



Aerospace & Aviation


Who am I:

I am an aerospace engineer by background that loves technology, strategy and business. After more than two decades designing aircraft engines and shaping future technologies at Rolls-Royce, I became President at Vertical Aerospace in 2019, building the first full aircraft company in the UK for decades and leading the development of an incredible electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft that will change the way we travel.

What I do:

I sit on the board of directors and lead an incredible team with responsibility for engineering, programme, supply chain, operations and IT. I help define the company strategy, work with regulators to ensure our products meet the highest safety standards, build world-class supplier partnerships to leverage state-of-the-art technologies and industrial capabilities and support our wider outreach with customers, government, academia, research agencies and the public.

Why you should follow me on Linkedin:

I am lucky in playing a pivotal role in leading Vertical Aerospace. We are developing what could quite possibly the first electric aircraft that most people will fly on. What we are doing really matters, not only to the aviation industry, but in disrupting how people will travel in the 21st century.

Who I follow on Linkedin

I wouldn’t name any specific individual, but rather have a large network of people across the aerospace industry and love reading about how they are developing their people, company and working on purposeful technologies that are cool and can make a difference.


Michael’s Favorite Post

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❝We spent a huge amount of time writing our first shareholder letter as a public listed company, taking the opportunity to demystify eVTOLs and outline our differentiated company strategy in a grounded and accessible manner. I’ve had so many positive comments and messages about this and it was a real team effort.❞

Michael’s Successful Post

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❝Since joining Vertical 3 years ago, we have been on an incredible journey, growing from a 42 person start-up with the wrong product and business strategy to a global leader, listed on the NYSE, supported by the top suppliers in aviation with over $5bn in aircraft orders from some of the most demanding customers worldwide. This $200m investment from Mudrick was absolutely critical to our success and a ringing endorsement of everything that we have already achieved.❞

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