Buckman, Rey

Airbus BizLab Campus Leader Hamburg

Buckman, Rey

Airbus BizLab Campus Leader Hamburg

Biography

Rey Buckman leads the Airbus BizLab campus in Hamburg, where he promotes entrepreneurship and innovation as well as their contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals within the organization. Recently, he designed and launched the #africa4future initiative, which aims at fostering advanced technologies in Africa’s startup ecosystems. Airbus BizLab is a global aerospace accelerator, where startups and Airbus intrapreneurs speed up the transformation of innovative ideas into valuable businesses. Over the past three years, the BizLabs have hosted 47 start-ups and 49 Airbus internal projects in the six-months programme at the three locations – Toulouse (France), Hamburg (Germany), and Bangalore (India). Prior to setting up the innovation accelerator for Airbus in Hamburg, Rey worked on two digital health startups. Rey holds a CEMS Masters in International Management; he has studied and worked in Ghana, UK, France, Germany and Brazil.

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