Bonny Simi is currently the Head of Air Operations and People at Joby Aviation. Previously, Bonny was the President at JetBlue Technology Ventures, the Silicon Valley venture capital subsidiary for JetBlue Airway’s investment and incubation of emerging startups at the intersection of technology, travel, and hospitality.
Ms. Simi is also an airline pilot, engineer, Olympic athlete, TV Commentator and has 30 years in the aviation industry. She has flown aircraft from Boeing, Airbus and Embraer at both United Airlines and JetBlue Airways, and remains a qualified airline captain to this day. She has served in operational and strategic roles within Flight Operations, System Operations, People, Airports, Customer Support and prior to leading the venture arm of JetBlue, she was the head of Talent for the airline. She is also the founder of JetBlue Scholars, an award winning education platform that provides free college degrees to JetBlue employees.
Ms. Simi is also a 3 time Olympian and 10 time National Champion in the sports of luge and bobsled. She also has Masters Degrees from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford School of Engineering. She serves on the board of Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, a public hospitality REIT.