Our team

Asteroid Mining Corporation is managed by some of the brightest sparks of the Millennial generation, covering a range of disciplines from extraterrestrial economics to spacecraft operations. Meet the UK's first asteroid prospectors:

Mitch Hunter-Scullion

CEO & Founder

Pioneering extraterrestrial economist, broadcaster and registered political lobbyist for the space mining industry. Member of The Hague International Space Resources Governance Working Group.

BA Hons International Relations and History from Liverpool Hope University.

Dr Mickael Laine

Chief Robotics Engineer

Assistant Professor, Space Robotics Lab, Tohoku University.

PhD Space Exploration Robotics from Tohoku University, MEng Mechanical Engineering from Sorbonne Université de Paris IV.

Jeremy Soper

Chief Operations Officer

7 years R&D in the Roadrail industry; 3 years designing, building, and test flying experimental aircraft; now seeking to make his mark off the planet.

MEng MA (Cantab) Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering First Class Honours with Distinction from the University of Cambridge.

Subham Gupta

Chief Technical Officer

CEO & Founder, Space Resources Laboratory Ltd. 7 years’ experience in mechanical space systems for lunar mission SRMSAT-2 and asteroid retrieval.

MSc Astronautics and Space Engineering from Cranfield University.

Andrey Lopantsev

Chief Business Development Officer

Co-founder of agritech startup GrowYourOwn Ltd, AccelerateME funding recipient.

BEng Aerospace Engineering from Manchester University.

Elijah Puscas

Head of Investment

Tech-savvy astronomy nut with 5 years' experience in business and cryptocurrency in the City of London.

MA European Affairs and Project Management from Babes-Bolyai University.

Ben Dorset

Head of Astronomy

YORP effect researcher.

MPhys Physics with Astrophysics from the University of Kent.

Joel Burkin

Head of Astrogeology

Exploration geologist and strategic resource analyst, formerly of the British and Western Australian Geological Surveys.

BSc Geology from James Cook University.

Stewart Leech

Head of IT

National magazine designer.

BA Hons Graphic Design from the University of Central Lancashire.

Dr Daniel Niblett

Head of Chemical Engineering

EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow researching multiphase flow and transport in fuel cell porous layers and gas channels.

PhD & MEng Chemical Engineering from Manchester University.