KEY EXECUTIVES
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Dr ALLEN SAYLAV ~ Chairman


Founder and sole owner of Avass Group of Companies, Allen actively oversees logistics, sustainability, engineering and all facets of the electric vehicle technology development and manufacturing.

Allen has extensive background in mechanical engineering within petro-chemical, automotive design, compliance and science sectors.
Earlier in his career, Allen has led significant projects in numerous regions throughout the world.

Allen applies role modelling desired mind set and continually building a strong, committed professional team with transparent engagement behaviour.

MIREILLE SAYLAV ~ Chief Executive Officer


Mireille is well positioned in her ability to execute the Avass Group vision and strategy. She has been with the organisation since its inception in 2011. 

Mireille oversees Avass' strategic development and integration of corporate negotiations.

Mireille has extensive experience with concentrations in finance, insurance and strategy. In recognition of achievements in dedication and exceptionalism, Mireille was awarded as a Finalist in 2017 Women in Industry Awards.


MATTHEW PHAM ~ General Counsel


Matthew joined Avass as Group General Counsel in November 2015, as a member of the executive, leading the legal and company secretariat teams across Avass Group markets and operations. 


Matthew is a lawyer specilising in Commercial Law with advanced professional skills and specialist knowledge in corporate law, competition law, banking and finance law, and tax law.

JOHANNA BLAIN ~ Chief Financial Officer


Johanna joined Avass in 2013 bringing her extensive financial background from previous senior financial positions.
Johanna's ability to develop and implement business strategy and communicate it with other people gives Avass Group broader capabilities beyond financial strength, with deep business and sector-specific experience and knowledge.

Johanna is driven by a passion for leadership and developing people. 


Dr ALIREZA TASHAKORI ~ Lead Engineer


Dr Alireza leads Avass Group engineering design and development of the new generation of Avass electric buses.

Dr Alireza has an extensive background in embedded system designs. Previous to joining Avass Group in 2017, Dr Alireza was a research engineer and directly contributed to multiple electric vehicle related industrial/research projects such as Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Swinburne University of technology, Melbourne, Australia.

Dr Alireza has published an array of academia and research documents during his pevious projects and with Avass Technology Developments.

JULIE HUCKER ~ Public Relations Manager


Julie has recently joined Avass Group in 2017 and leads branding and transformation within the Organisation. 
Julie's extensive backgound in marketing and brand recognition through a global lens is a critical development for Avass Group's growth strategies, especially when it comes to expanding into new markets.

Within a short time, Julie has developed closer relationships with technology and business stakeholders through honed communication skills.
Juile's portfolio has advanced Avass Brand to drive innovation and adapt to constant change.