EuroCham Singapore, in collaboration with Here Technologies, is organising an event on “Movement of People – Connecting & Electrifying Mobility.”
The event will draw insights from industry leaders to highlight the transformative shift towards electric vehicles (EVs) in urban mobility and the pivotal role of technology in creating a seamless and personalised driving experience. We will explore the challenges and opportunities associated with EV adoption, emphasising the importance of infrastructure development, optimal route planning, and sustainability.
This event promises to be a fantastic opportunity to network with industry experts, share ideas, and learn about the latest trends and innovations in EV infrastructure and adoption in Singapore.
08.30 am Registration
09.00 am Welcome Remarks & Housekeeping by EuroCham
09.10 am Opening Remarks by Mr Abhijit Sengupta, HERE Technologies
09.15 am Presentation by Mr Stephen Lee, HERE Technologies
09.30 am Panel Discussion and Q&A, moderated by Ms Yvonne Zhang, Deloitte South East Asia
– Mr Abhijit Sengupta (HERE Technologies)
– Mr Markus Schuster (Audi Singapore)
– Mr Franck Vitte (Bluecharge – TotalEnergies Group)
– Mr Paul Welsford (ENGIE South East Asia)
10.20 am Closing Remarks by Ms Yvonne Zhang, Deloitte South East Asia
10.30 am Networking and Refreshments
11.30 am End of Event
Light refreshments will be served.
The organisers reserve the right to change the programme content without giving prior notification or any reasons thereof.
Head of Partnerships, Singapore
Stephen Lee is a highly accomplished sales professional with 13+ years of B2B sales experience, specializing in the premium sector. Currently serving as Head of Partnerships, Singapore at HERE Technologies, he has successfully created a track record of driving business growth in new geographies and product lines. With expertise in negotiation and business development, Stephen excels in expanding into new markets and fostering strategic partnerships. In this session, Stephen shares valuable insights on a hot topic – The EV market, particularly on regional business growth and effective channel partner leadership.
Senior Director and Head of Business, Southeast Asia & India
Abhijit Sengupta is Senior Director and Head of Business, Southeast Asia & India at HERE Technologies. Based out of Singapore, Abhijit brings over two decades of experience in Sales and Business Development, Product Management and Product Operations. He has been driving customer success in the B2B and B2C segments with market-leading organizations in India and Southeast Asia.
Abhijit has extensive experience in working in the start-up phase in the Indian Telecom and communications sector and has led some “first to the industry” and “first to the market” product launches. In the last 12 years with HERE Technologies, Abhijit has led Product Management and Product Operations to launch the map and location content in high-growth Southeast Asia and India markets. Having worked with many key customers in the region, Abhijit has led thought leadership in defining Product and Content Strategy for the India and Southeast Asia markets.
While Abhijit is mandated to drive growth for HERE Technologies in India and Southeast Asia, he is also working with various stakeholders in the ecosystem to drive value and outcomes.
A regular speaker in many industry forums, Abhijit believes that the world around us has to handle more and more data in the connected environment, location technology is the key and will help us to usher in the Autonomous world.
Markus Schuster is the Managing Director of Audi Singapore since August 2019.
Prior to this appointment, Schuster has been working for the brand in Germany and Italy in several functions including sales, marketing and business development. Among other projects during his time with Audi in Europe, he has been part of major new product introductions including the Audi RS 6 and the first-ever Audi R8, models that took the brand to new competitive environments.
The first public event Schuster hosted in Singapore was the debut of the Audi e-tron, the brand’s first fully electric premium SUV. He has since used the Audi e-tron daily, gaining first-hand experience of living with an EV. Today, the brand offers a growing portfolio of fully electric models, which includes the Audi e-tron, e-tron Sportback and the flagship grand touring sports car, the e-tron GT and the RS e-tron GT.
Markus also currently serves on the Board of the European Chamber of Commerce, Singapore.
Franck Vitté has been based in Singapore since 2000. Previously heading the Asia & Middle East region for IER, a solution provider for the airline industry, he launched BlueSG in December 2017 in cooperation with LTA and EDB. This program has been leading Singapore’s green mobility transformation, offering to the residents a convenient commuting option supporting the car-lite vision from the government. It led also the installation of the first public EV charge points in Singapore.
After the sale of BlueSG to Goldbell, he became the CEO of Bluecharge which has been acquired by TotalEnergies in 2022. With more than 1500 EV charge points in Singapore, Bluecharge has the largest network in the island.
He is also a French Trade Advisor and the co-author of a report on the specificities and perspectives of Sustainable Development in Singapore. He is holding a Master’s degree in Management and is post graduated in Marketing and Finance from the Sorbonne University in Paris.
Head of Business Development (E-Mobility)
ENGIE South East Asia
Paul Welsford is Head of Business Development, E-Mobility at ENGIE South East Asia, part of the ENGIE Group, a global reference in low-carbon energy and services. Paul oversees the development of future electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure opportunities for ENGIE South East Asia’s partnership with ComfortDelGro Engineering, and works with EV fleet partners to support the transition to sustainable mobility.
Paul Welsford has lived in Singapore since 2014 working in technical business development roles. In 2018 he became a founding member of the Electric Vehicle Association of Singapore (EVAS) and in 2020 made the permanent career switch to electric mobility by becoming the co-founder of EVDots Pte Ltd.
EVDots, a venture-build from ENGIE Factory APAC, went on to support the wider ENGIE South East Asia business to develop projects in e-mobility. This in turn led to the partnership between ComfortDelGro Engineering and ENGIE South East Asia to build EV charging infrastructure, deploy solar and build charging farms to support EV fleets. In September 2021 this partnership was awarded the majority of the first government tender for public EV charge points in Singapore. In November 2022 this was followed up with a second government tender award for HDB charging. Paul is the Head of Business Development for this partnership.
Sustainability & Climate Director
Deloitte South East Asia
Yvonne Zhang leads the Sustainability & Climate Risk practice for Deloitte South East Asia. She has been working with corporates to unlock value in doing business sustainably. Her current focus areas include carbon trading, clean energy transition, responsible sourcing, supply chain due diligence, impact financing, public policy advisory and advocacy.
Yvonne has more than 17 years’ experience in building and trading financial & commodities products (metals, renewables, energy, agriculture) in global banks (Morgan Stanley, Societe Generale, ANZ), she led the development of commodities and digital assets at Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group (CME) and founded start-ups to digitalise sustainable commodities trading and green financing.
Yvonne holds double degrees in Law and Commerce from the University of Sydney. She is the deputy chair of ISO/TC 307(Blockchain) for Singapore, an expert contributor to standards-making in sustainability reporting (GRI agriculture & fishing sector standards), cross-border terms of trade (International Chamber of Commerce Digital Standards Initiative) and a teaching fellow at Singapore University of Social Sciences.
On 3 August, EuroCham, in collaboration with HERE Technologies, organised an event on “Connecting & Electrifying Mobility Breakfast Talk” at their office.
We would like to thank our speaker, panellists, and moderator, Stephen Lee (HERE Technologies), Abhijit Sengupta (HERE Technologies), Markus Schuster (Audi Singapore), Franck VITTE (Bluecharge | TotalEnergies Group), Paul Welsford (ENGIE South East Asia), and yvonne zhang (Deloitte South East Asia), for sharing their insights on the transformative shift towards electric vehicles (EVs) in urban mobility and the pivotal role of technology in creating a seamless and personalised driving experience. They explored the challenges and opportunities associated with EV adoption, emphasising the importance of infrastructure development, optimal route planning, and sustainability.
The panellists touched on a myriad of issues that concern a range of stakeholders – from enhancing the sophistication and availability of charging stations to dispelling misinformation amongst consumers. Representing OEMs, energy providers, and software stack companies, the panellists elaborated on pressing questions to do with the future of mobility: including who bears the costs of electric vehicle development, and the evolution of the EV business model.
The attendees benefited greatly from the discussion and sharing during the Q&A. We would like to thank all who joined us in order to make the event a success!
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