Moving beyond tradition to Industry 4.0 with state-of-the-art approaches. Driving the circular economy, non-linear production, integrated supply chains and research-based innovation. A cleaner, smarter and world-defining business landscape.

  • Leading the world in

    Circular economy

  • Leading the world in

    Supply chain excellence

  • Leading the world in

    State-of-the-art approaches

  • Leading the world in

    Non-linear production

  • Leading the world in

    Industry 4.0

  • Leading the world in

    Green factories

  • Leading the world in

    Lean manufacturing

  • Leading the world in

    Advanced data & logistics

Hear from the experts

  • NEOM Industry Executive

    Vishal Wanchoo

    Head of Manufacturing & Oxagon CEO

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      Can you explain where manufacturing sits in the grand vision for NEOM and Oxagon, and how integral it is to the project’s success?

    • 02

      You talk about advanced and clean manufacturing, what is that?

    • 03

      This sounds like a huge challenge, can you please explain what this would look like from the ground up?

    • 04

      What is the legacy you want to leave for future generations?

    • 05

      Is there a common misconception people have about NEOM?

    • 06

      What is daily life like in the NEOM community right now?

    • 07

      The pull of NEOM as an undertaking is clear, but what was the clincher for you to join the project here in Saudi Arabia?

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Our goals & objectives

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    Lead the transformation toward industry 4.0

    NEOM will offer the world's first fully integrated physical and digital port and supply chain network enabling manufacturers full transparency of the end-to-end value chain - taking the adoption of Industry 4.0 to a new level.

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    Build a circular carbon economy

    By encouraging the transition to green product design and production technologies, NEOM shows leadership in achieving a higher, cleaner standard for manufacturing. The focus is on building sustainable but profitable manufacturing industries to transform NEOM into an environmentally conscious place through and through.

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    Creation of advanced workforce with a focus on tomorrow's needs

    Qualified human labour can bring opportunities for businesses, the economy and society. NEOM will provide the necessary technical skills development to ensure implementation of advanced manufacturing, while also upskilling workers and expanding the employment market.

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    Promote an industrial breakthrough through innovation

    NEOM will build a cutting edge research and innovation campus, pushing the boundaries of advanced products and processes to accelerate technology adoption by anticipating the future - catalyzing on a radical shift to smart manufacturing.

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Our people

NEOM rallied a community of experts and leaders in sustainable and future-forward manufacturing to build a campus focused on innovation in Industry 4.0, circular economy and talent development.

  • Vishal Wanchoo

    Vishal Wanchoo

    Head of Manufacturing & Oxagon CEO

    Vishal Wanchoo is managing the world’s first fully-integrated physical and digital supply chain at NEOM. During his 40-year career, he held executive leadership positions at General Electric. He has contributed to growing businesses across numerous sectors including healthcare, energy and aviation.

  • Lisa Norcross

    Industrial Innovation Director

    Lisa Norcross has 26 years of experience in operations, leadership and transformation across Europe, the US and Asia. She previously worked for E.ON, McKinsey and Ford. She is establishing a research and innovation campus for developing industrial businesses at Oxagon – from labs through to market.

  • Mark Hallum

    Mark Hallum

    Advanced Manufacturing & Innovation Director

    Mark Hallum is responsible for the creation of NEOM’s advanced manufacturing. Having led multiple projects across the automotive, aerospace, technology and banking sectors in several international markets – he has worked at companies including Volvo and McKinsey & Company.

  • Joshua Steiner

    Joshua Steiner

    Development, Partnerships and Investments Executive Director

    Joshua Steiner is responsible for development – attracting investors, residents and visitors to Oxagon. He previously worked as an equity partner for EY Switzerland, and also for Deloitte in Europe, the US, Asia, and the ME – across the automotive, manufacturing, life sciences and consumer sectors.

  • Jakob Olsson

    Jakob Olsson

    Investor Attraction Director

    Jakob Olsson is responsible for attracting international manufacturing companies to NEOM. He has had a career spanning three continents with commercial roles within the automotive industry – including at Volvo Cars and Mercedes-Benz – in Sweden, the US and China.

  • Fahad Alnuhait

    Head of Industrial Investments and Funding

    In a career stretching across 18 years, Fahad Alnuhait has led investment companies the world over. He has built an expansive network of senior contacts throughout the world of finance – lending his expertise to firms like International Finance Corporation, Dussur and Kuwait Investment Authority.

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