Michiel Mol

Board Member at XCOR Aerospace



Michiel Mol was born on 4th August 1969 in Breda, Netherlands and is the founding partner and Chief Executive Officer at XCOR Space Expeditions (XCOR).

Michiel is one of Europe’s most successful e-businessmen of the past decade.
Having graduated from Leiden University with a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics, Michiel started his own company Lost Boys International (LBi). In addition, he founded Media Republic and video game developer Guerilla Games, the creators of the PlayStation exclusive series Killzone.

The 44-year-old has a close association with Formula 1 and he is currently a co-owner of the Sahara Force India Formula One team and Board member of SuperAguri Formula E Team.

In addition to his involvement in motorsport, Michiel is a member of the Advisory Board of The Communication Company, Humin and Associates and Producer of ANNE, the theater production about the life of Anne Frank which utilizes a life size model of Anne Frank’s house on stage.

Geek facts

  • Michiel can replicate the constant Pi up to 30 decimals
  • Michiel built his first telescope at the age of 6 to see what the rings of Saturn look like in real life
  • Michiel programmed his first video game at the age of 8
  • At the age of only 20, Michiel did a two-year research project into artificial neural networks.