Founder and President, Gazelle Wind
Jon Salazar’s passion for renewable energy and inherent ability to identify and position innovative technologies into successful market opportunities is the driving force behind Gazelle Wind Power Limited. As president and founder, Mr. Salazar oversees the development and commercialization of the company’s hybrid floating offshore wind platform, a key enabler for the worldwide transition to deep-water offshore wind energy.
Before Gazelle, Mr. Salazar had a highly successful track record in management consulting, R+D+i, and entrepreneurship in Europe and the Middle East. He focused on nurturing disruptive technologies with the potential to rapidly improve the quality of life for global communities. As a senior advisor with Deloitte Advisory, Mr. Salazar worked with top-tier financial institutions and some of the largest banks in the EU. He has also held leadership positions at Heathrow Airport in London, developing Europe’s busiest international airport target operating model.
Through his research ventures, Mr. Salazar maintains an intense focus on developing new technologies that impact people’s lives positively. He provided leadership for one of the largest Spanish-speaking private investor online communities and worked to ensure the sustainable development of individuals and society by improving financial literacy. Mr. Salazar exited the group via Management Buyout (MBO) to focus on and lead Gazelle Wind Power Limited.
Mr. Salazar earned his master’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM). He has been recognized with several scholarships and distinctions and is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).