Our Team of Experts
Our Team of Experts

Spanning countries, fields, and disciplines, the Future Tech Lab team is a group of incredible individuals dedicated to creating a new future for fashion.

Miroslava Duma

CEO and Founder

Miroslava Duma is the founder of several innovative ventures, digital entrepreneur, philanthropist and active investor across a range of promising businesses including digital media, technology, responsible fashion. 

Miroslava is the Founder and CEO of Future Tech Lab (FTL) - a hybrid investment company, multinational accelerator, experimental laboratory and philanthropic organisation with the mission to transform and empower the $2.4T fashion and apparel industry to evolve and improve its social and environmental footprints. 

Miroslava is bringing to life the idea of bridging fashion, sustainability and technology.  

The World Economic Forum Young Global Leader (YGL), Class of 2018, recognized for professional accomplishments, commitment to society, and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world through leadership.

Miroslava has been cited as the ‘force of the fashion industry’ by the Financial Times and ‘the most connected digital entrepreneur’ by Vogue.

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Dr. Amanda Parkes

Chief Innovation Officer

Amanda is a fashion technologist with over 12 years of experience in wearable technology, interaction design, smart materials, and fashion innovation. The former Chief of Technology and Research at Manufacture NY, Amanda holds a Ph.D & M.S. in Tangible Media from the MIT Media Lab, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Product Design). Amanda is an international speaker & lecturer, working with TED, DLD, SXSW, the NY Times International Luxury Conference, and the World Economic Forum. Amanda has been written about in such esteemed publications as The Business of Fashion, Vanity Fair, and Alleywatch.

Maria Srivastava

Deputy CEO & Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Maria is a marketing and communications strategist with over 10 years of experience in the luxury industry, working on a wide range of product categories. Maria developed a brand communications strategy for the EMEIA region at Burberry, having previously handled PR, VIP relations, and events for the brand. Maria also has experience at Moet Hennessy (LVMH) and Richemont. Maria has an MA in Cultural and Creative Industries from King’s College in London.

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Nathalie Longuet

Chief Investment Officer

Nathalie has 25 years of experience in Investment Banking and Asset Management. As a Senior Vice President at Lombard Odier, she managed global equities in consumer goods sectors and thematic portfolios. She also held management responsibilities as sector Head of Research at Société Générale and Dresdner Kleinwort Benson. Prior to joining FTL, she has worked as an advisor to luxury brands and institutional investors on business development, fund raising, M&A and corporate strategy. Nathalie holds a Master in Corporate Finance and Financial Engineering from Paris Dauphine University.

Valentina Xu

CEO China

A graduate of the EMLYON Business School in France, Valentina has experience in the fashion and technology sectors: she spent six years advising international companies on their development in the Chinese market. Working with World 100 Clean Tech and renowned European fashion designers among others, Valentina helped them understand Chinese market, find synergy, and expand their business.

Heba El Habashy

Chief Development Officer

After graduating from Harvard in 2011, Heba worked as the Program Manager at Flat6Labs, a seed stage VC and Accelerator based in Cairo.  Heba's next role took her to Dubai, where she worked in Business Development, Launch, and Growth at Uber, launching in cities ranging from Dubai to Abu Dhabi to Cairo and Beirut, as well as launching "Uber Cash”. Heba’s most recent position was as Senior Manager of Retail and Place Management at The Dubai Design District, where she worked on populating the district with new and exciting ventures in F+B and retail as well as finding investors to believe in the district's vision.

We're always looking for new collaborators, mentors, investors, and innovators. We'd love to hear from you.