Ms. Keïta has more than 25 years of experience in the banking and transportation industry. She spent twelve years with Airbus, where she served as VP Head of Strategic Partnerships and Innovation, Chief Innovation Officer Deputy, and Senior Director Business Development. She has led various forms of strategic partnerships including M&A and joint ventures in the field of aviation services. She established 15 strategic partnerships with deep tech start-ups. Ms. Keïta was honored with the “Rising Star Award” by Global Corporate Venturing in 2016 and has successfully raised over $1 billion in funding through debt, asset finance and equity in the transportation industry. Prior to Airbus, Ms. Keïta held several positions in banking and finance, including Sales Finance Director with ATR, Customer Relationship Director with MUFG Corporate Banking, Structured Finance Manager with Alstom Corporate & Structured Finance, and Project Manager with JP Morgan Chase Structured Finance & Private Equity. Ms. Keïta holds a Masters in Banking and Finance from Toulouse Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northeastern University.