VKTR’s global Initiative serves as a space where experiences and networks can be shared and developed across institutional lines. VKTR works with companies, professionals and officials around the world to improve R&D on electric mobility. Through the development of evidence-based strategy documents for management, VKTR is working to improve and achieve the net-zero target by 2060.
Institute / Fellowship
Initiated by VKTR® International, VKTR® Institute provides an educational experience and fellowship program to support and create talented engineers in the future of mobility. Partnering with leading global institutions in the electrification technology development. VKTR® Institute offers an international grade educational and research institution that focuses on electrification of mobility, including batteries, EV technology, mineral resources, science and technology.
Backed by a state-of-the art telematics system, our mobile application aims to provide owners, operators, drivers, and passengers a comprehensive experience and a one-stop service for any information relevant to their scope of EV usage. Passengers are given peace of mind through seamless integration with payment systems and vehicle tracking, and the application of automatic safety systems linked to police and firefighting personnel.
We aim to harness our deep global collaboration with global players innovating in electric vehicle battery technology such as Britishvolt on nickel-based battery cells development. VKTR® Innovation Lab is focused on the research and development (R&D) of electric transportation.
Lord Sarfraz is a Member of the House of Lords, the upper house of United Kingdom Parliament. He sits on the Conservative Party benches, and is a Member of the Lords Science and Technology Committee. He is the Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Singapore.
He is a Venture Partner at Draper Associates, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital fund. He was named in the Silicon Valley Business Journal “40 under 40” list, and won the Emerging Leaders Award by M&A Advisor.
Lord Sarfraz is founder of Better Grain, an agtech business which builds sustainable agricultural supply chains in South Asia, benefiting tens of thousands of smallholder farmers.
He was a national Treasurer of Britain’s Conservative Party - the oldest political party in the world. He was also co-chair of the party’s Business & Entrepreneurs Forum, and an advisor to the party leadership on outreach.
From 2006 - 2014, he was Managing Director of The Electrum Group (UK) LLP, part of The Electrum Group, a global private equity business. He started his career as an Analyst in the technology venture capital team at 3i Group plc in London.
Lord Sarfraz serves as a Member of the International Advisory Board of Texas A&M University, Member of the Pardee School Dean’s Advisory Board in Boston, Member of the Board of WWF Pakistan and Member of the Conservation Council at Panthera. He is an Advisor to the FAIRR Initiative and the Jeremy Coller Foundation.
He holds an MSc (with Distinction) in Information Systems from the London School of Economics & Political Science, and graduated from Boston University’s School of Management.