LeshTronix Drone Systems, an American startup focused on leveraging drone technology to take the “selfie-stick” to a new altitude, has announced Farouk Khialann as equity partner.
The company recently unveiled the conceptual launch of PhoneQuad, a hovering phone case that—once developed using proprietary drone hardware and software—will allow users to take photos hands free while PhoneQuad stays aloft.
The quad-rotor design pushes air down, lifting the PhoneQuad. Users let the case go and it hovers in a stable flight. PhoneQuad has multiple design and utility patents pending as well.
“We are excited to have Farouk on board our journey of pioneering the drone sector to change the way the world views, uses and benefits from autonomous technology in many forms, he brings a lot of value to what we are doing at Leshtronix and we are absolutely confident his inclusion will impact our vision ” Neil Lesher emphasized.
“This new achievement is a further boost to my continuous call and advocacy for Africans to step up to the plate in driving the needed disruption in the global technology space. I am grateful to the founder of Leshtronix, Neil Leshier for making this partnership possible”. Farouk said.
PhoneQuad will allow the global smartphone user community to truly ‘Let Go’ of their phones for an awe-inspiring and literally hands-free conversation, picture and video experience.
Farouk Khailann, an African entrepreneur with a strong commitment to Africa’s economic growth is joining Leshtronix Drone Systems with 20 years’ of experience in strategic management and international business.
He is a global business leader and Chief Executive Officer of Premium Africa Holdings, an Africa focused investment holding company with assets and projects in Ghana, Liberia, Gambia and Sierra Leone. The company operates in the areas of construction, agribusiness, financial technology, real estate, energy and investment consultancy.
He leads a strategic partnership between the Private Office of Sheikh Ahmed Bin Faisal Al Qassimi in Dubai and Premium Africa Holdings.
Farouk Khailann is also the Managing Partner of American music star Akon for his Akon Lighting Africa project. Farouk Khailann is also actively involved in the financial technology industry.
He is a shareholder and Senior Vice President at Ezipay Africa, one of Africa’s fastest growing fintechs and partner at Paygenie, a micro credit fintech in Ghana that works in partnership with Zenith Bank and Hollard insurance.