New Zealand

EY - New Zealand winner

Peter Beck

Founder, CEO and CTO

Rocket Lab

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Peter Beck has been ambitious since childhood, dreaming of rockets with space as his ultimate goal. He is now the founding visionary and chief engineer behind Rocket Lab, founded in 2006. His mission: to remove the barriers to commercial space by providing frequent and dedicated launch opportunities.

Today, Peter is redefining how we access space and reshaping the world’s future. He led the development and launch of Atea-1 in 2009, making Rocket Lab the first private company in the Southern Hemisphere to reach space. With the backing of investors such as Khosla Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Lockheed Martin and K1W1, the company’s commercial flight manifest is fully booked.