Who we are
Our awesome crew
A bunch of enthusiasts sharing the same goal to make a positive impact on the world.
We have over 10 years of experience in the outdoor market, high-level engineering and composite materials from the automotive industry.
Co-Founder, CEO, CMO
Originally from Italy, I grew up with a passion for travelling having a father as an aeroplane pilot and sailor that took me with him around the world. I studied Business Management for arts, culture, media and entertainment at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy and proceeded to work in product marketing at ZEISS for several years. Having spent most of my childhood travelling in camper vans and boats, I realised that I wanted to harness my professional experience into a project that would help take care of the environment and the future of our daughters.In 2021 with a newborn and another baby on the way I launched Levante together with Kim.
We travel around the world with our kids by RV and sailboat while working on Levante.
Co-Founder, COO, CTO
Originally from Norway, since I was a kid I've always had the dream to move to Italy and design cars. When I met Sara at a festival in Denmark in 2010, I moved to Italy to study design and engineering at Politecnico in Milan, Italy. I spent years working in the motorsport industry, notably for Dallara, Formula 1 and Formula 3. However, I later realised that I wanted to do something meaningful for the planet and applied my expertise from high-level motorsport materials, composite and mechanical engineering to building the technology behind Levante. I am a proud husband of a wonderful lifeparter, even prouder father of two daughters, and I love traveling, discovering the world and being in nature with my family.
Dan & Kika
R&D consultants, design advisors and tester
International design consultants with significant experience in the sailing industry, also known for their Youtube channel with global reach Sailing Uma. We are living and sailing around the world, on our All-Electric sailboat UMA, which is a testing platform for new gear and technologies like the solar panel of Levante.
I have a background in professional yachting and I own a small business in the marine sector.
Having known Kim and Sara for many years, and sharing a similar entrepreneurial journey, I have a deep understanding of the values upon which Levante is created.
In Levante, I am communicating the company values to our key markets and I bring key insight into the marine market together with a practical appreciation of the potential of Levante’s innovative maiden product.
Creative & Impact consultant
As a mother of three with a love for the natural world, my mission in life is to follow my passion while contributing towards a healthier planet. Originally from the southern part of Norway; I spent my childhood years close to the sea and the forest. Educated at the University of Agder, I spent several years studying and working with refugees and trauma amongst children and youth. Being a freedom seeker; life has taken me back to the forest, towards being a certified Nature Therapy guide, teaching wild edible plants and providing my family with self grown fruits and vegetables.
My contribution in Levante is communicating our shared values and mission in life as a crew of freedom seekers, inspired by my experience living off grid, both in the mountains of Norway and on our sailing boat in the tropics, together with my partner Anthony; and from extended adventures in our campervan together as a family.
Energy & electronics consultant
Sailor, teacher, consultant and engineer.
I have a MSc degree in Electric Power Engineering from NTNU (Norway) and I teach at a vocational school in Norway in the topics of electric machinery, electric power grids and renewable energy.
Strategy & Finance Advisor
I graduated in Design, Business Economics and Finance and have been working for multinationals in USA and Ireland. I am in the startup world for many years as an entrepreneur (head Webidoo group, CEO of SF srl, cofounder of Indi srl) and advisor supporting startuppers. I am a PhD student in Fintech, Crypto, NFT and Metaverse.
Fabio De Martino
Advisory board member, Business developer
Chief Innovation Officer & Business Developer Manager for Pini Group. Father of three.