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Impact Leaders (London) - Key Takeways

Updated: Apr 29



This week Impact Leaders, new series of events created and launched by Leaders First in 2022, came to London. On April 26th we brought to our members a very inspiring story of an ambitious projects which will change the future of racing sports – E1 Series, the World’s first and only electric powerboat racing series.


The keynote speaker of the event was Rodi Basso - Co-Founder & CEO at E1 Series. Rodi is an engineer with a passion for sustainability and background in aerospace, who worked with the biggest names in Formula 1 - Ferrari, Red Bull and McLaren. In 2020 Rodi launched E1 - the world’s first and only electric raceboat world championship. Rodi worked alongside Norwegian designer Sophi Horne to develop what would eventually become the RaceBird, which is an innovative electric foiling boat that the pilots will race with in the E1 world championship.


The evening was opened with a wine reception, sponsored by Amanto Wines. The event continued with an opening remarks by Leaders First founder Fabrizio Nicolosi, and moved into Rodi’s talk about his inspiring journey.


Rodi passionately discussed that the E1 series was established to create an exciting, competitive racing platform to promote sustainable electric watercraft and reduce the environmental pressures being placed on the ocean, rivers and lakes.


The conversation and following Q&A sessions were full of drive and energy and made many to think of what, as a generation, we still could do to make this world a better place.


To take a glimpse of the future Championship and the innovation behind E1 series - watch this inspiring video, showcasing the values behind the project and features the founders of this new venture.




We would like to thank the speaker Rodi Basso as well we the event wine sponsor Amanto Wines, and all members and guests who joined us in London for making this event inspiring and delightful.


Dates to put in your diary for our next events:


16 May - Impact Leaders - Luxembourg

18 May - Urban Retreat - London

23 May - New Members Welcome - Milan

14 June - Business Scale Up - Milan