Chairman HMI Global - Mohammed Hikmet

Mohammed Hikmet

Mohammed Hikmet leads HMI Global, steering the strategic direction and research and development
Mohammed founded HMI Technologies with his brother Ahmed in 1999. The business has become one of Asia-Pacific's most innovative intelligent transport systems and autonomous vehicle businesses. Mohammed has strived to ensure the business has developed a solid reputation and all products exceed required standards. A suite of business awards, as well as national and international standards achievements, verifies the company’s commitment to quality and standards.

Mohammed is recognised as a leader by industry peers, appointed as President of Intelligent Transport Systems New Zealand 2015-2017. Nationally, he has been appointed by the Ministry of Transport to the ITS Leadership Group. Internationally, Mohammed sits on the ITS World Congress Board of Directors and ITS Asia Pacific Board of Directors (Chaired the Board 2013-2015). He is also the Head of the New Zealand Delegation to the ISO TC204 international standards committee.


President HMI Global - Martin Matthews

martin matthews

As President of HMI, Martin’s role is to lead business strategy across all business units and to ensure each is at the forefront of the transport technology revolution.
Martin has extensive experience in leadership and strategy, having been a CEO of three organisations over the last 19 years.

Martin was Secretary for Transport in New Zealand for eight years to June 2016, where he was responsible for advising the government on transport policy, regulation and funding, as well as oversight of the government’s various transport agencies. In that capacity, Martin was a strong advocate for ITS as a means of providing new solutions to public policy transport and mobility issues. He led a significant shift in thinking in New Zealand about ITS, for which he was recognised in 2015 by being inducted into the ITS World Congress Hall of Fame.

CEO HMI Technologies - Dean Zabrieszach

Dean Zabrieszach

Dean Zabrieszach leads HMI Technologies, which is dedicated to the provision of world leading intelligent transport systems to a range of clients including transport agencies, governments and commercial entities. Prior to becoming CEO for HMI Technologies globally, Dean led HMI Technologies in Australia from 2015 through to 2017, successfully establishing HMI Technologies as a challenger, securing major projects for the company and expanding operations to open offices in three states. Dean will continue to lead HMI Technologies, as it forges a growing global reputation for innovative solutions that help transport agencies achieve objectives of developing cost effective, safe, and efficient transport networks.

Dean has a strong reputation in the industry in Australia and also globally. In November 2017, Dean became President of ITS Australia after several years as Vice President and Project Director for the highly successful 2016 ITS World Congress in Melbourne. He is a member of the ITS Asia Pacific Board of Directors and World Congress International Program Committee. Dean is also the Australian Head of Delegation to the ISO TC204 international standards organization committee, determining international standards for ITS systems.  

Dean's career has seen him hold several senior roles at VicRoads, the Victorian State Government’s Road Authority, including Manager Intelligent Transport Systems, Director Road User Services and Director Road Operations. Dean holds a BE (Civil) from the University of Melbourne.


CEO Ohmio Automotion - Stephen Matthews

Stephen Matthews

As CEO of Ohmio Automotion Stephen Matthews leads the autonomous vehicle business, overseeing development and manufacture of vehicles and connected vehicle technology and deploying and managing vehicle trials.

Stephen Matthews joined HMI in December 2016 as Chief Executive as it went through an organisational transition which created the four business units and as the company activated three autonomous vehicle trials, including the first in New Zealand, in January 2017. In particular, Stephen oversaw the development of the business that would become ohmio, harnessing technology developed by the R&D team at HMI Technologies and developing a strategic vision, business model and brand for the new company announced at the public launch in September 2017.

Stephen has a wealth of commercial leadership experience from the service sector, motor and petroleum industries. Stephen also has vast executive management and governance experience that will help the new company to establish itself as a global leader in connected autonomous vehicles for people and freight. Stephen has a B Com (Otago) and is a fellow NZIM.