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SYNOPSIS

EV Infrastructure – challenges and opportunities in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Vietnam

The electric vehicle market in ASEAN remains in its infancy, but there are plenty of opportunities as we are likely to see a paradigm shift from gasoline to electric-powered vehicles. With a rising population and an expanding middle class, consumers are increasingly aware of the environment, fuel efficiency, and increasing pollution levels in cities. One in three in Southeast Asia are open to purchasing an electric vehicle (EV) as their next car. They’re even ready to pay up to 50 per cent more than the price of a conventional car to own an EV, according to a Frost & Sullivan survey commissioned by Nissan last year.  And yet, demand for EVs is taking off at an uneven pace, even as the region’s concerns around climate change, pollution and congestion have continued to grow

 

With this webinar we take the loop on Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam, countries that usually keep up well with latest developments and trends and hence their citizens have a good understanding of the need of the shift to EVs. Thus, the biggest challenge for the 5 countries is not the mindset change but rather the need for suitable infrastructure. In this webinar we feature distinguished industry experts who understand and study EV adoption trends and are willing to share solutions for governments and investors to develop the infrastructure successfully. The webinar will overall encompass the opportunities EVs can provide while taking into account the various challenges that will first need to be crossed.

 

AGENDA

Opening remarks:

  • Mr Federico Donato, President of EuroCham Singapore

Presentations

  • Singapore: Mr Shiwen Doong, General Manager at Shell Mobility Singapore
  • Malaysia: Mr Hans de Visser Managing Director at BMW Group Malaysia
  • Vietnam: Mr Wim Elshout, Regional Lead – Overseas and Emerging Markets ABB E-mobility
  • Philippines: Mr Paulo Duarte, Managing Director, Bosch Philippines Country and Sales Director, Bosch Automotive Aftermarket Philippines

Panel discussion

Moderator: Mr Paulo Mutuc, Principal Consultant at Frost & Sullivan’s Mobility Practice

Panel Members: 

  • Singapore: Mr Shiwen Doong, General Manager at Shell Mobility Singapore
  • Malaysia: Mr Hans de Visser Managing Director at BMW Group Malaysia
  • Vietnam: Mr Wim Elshout, Regional Lead – Overseas and Emerging Markets ABB E-mobility
  • Philippines: Mr Paulo Duarte, Managing Director, Bosch Philippines Country and Sales Director, Bosch Automotive Aftermarket Philippines

Closing Remarks

  • Mr Alvin Lee, Chair of our Smart Mobility Committee EuroCham (Singapore) and Head of Government Relations Asia Pacific at Here Technologies 
     

MODERATOR

Paulo Mutuc 
Principal Consultant at Frost & Sullivan’s Mobility Practice
Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific

Paulo Mutuc has 8 years of experience in the Mobility Practice. Currently based in Kuala Lumpur, Paulo leads strategy and research consulting projects for automotive and transport industry clients in the Asia-Pacific, particularly for Southeast Asia. He has a Master Degree in Public Policy from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (Tokyo, Japan) and is an alumnus of De La Salle University (Manila, Philippines).

 

 


SPEAKERS AND PANEL MEMBERS

SINGAPORE

Shiwen Doong
General Manager -Singapore
Shell Mobility

With over 18 years of experience in the energy industry and managerial oversight across diverse markets like Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and China, Shiwen is the General Manager for Shell’s Mobility business in Singapore. 

In his current role, Shiwen leads a team of highly talented individuals that are responsible for the comprehensive network of Shell Service stations that have been established for more than 100 years in Singapore. By focusing on customer centricity and collaboration with like-minded partners to solve the evolving needs of customers, Shiwen will look to drive the Mobility business through the energy transition.

Away from work, Shiwen enjoys spending most of his leisure time with his family and watching a good game of soccer.


 

THE PHILIPPINES

 

Paulo Duarte
Managing Director, Bosch Philippines Country
Sales Director, Bosch Automotive Aftermarket Philippines

Paulo Duarte is the current managing director of Bosch Philippines and the country sales director of Bosch Automotive Aftermarket in the Philippines.
He is responsible for expanding the Bosch business in the Philippines including driving sustainability and innovation efforts. Also, as head of the Bosch’s Automotive Aftermarket division in the country, Paulo remains steadfast in advocating for safer
roads through quality automotive parts.

Paulo has been with the Bosch Group for over 30 years, holding different leadership positions across Europe and Asia. Prior to his assignment in the Philippines, Paulo Duarte served as the country sales director of Bosch Automotive Aftermarket in Indonesia for three years, driving the overall automotive business for the location. He also
heads the coordination of Automotive Aftermarket business activities with international trading groups across Southeast Asia Pacific.


 

MALAYSIA

Hans de Visser
Managing Director,
BMW Group Malaysia

With over 29 years of experience in various functions at the BMW Group, Hans de Visser is the current Managing Director at BMW Group Malaysia. He began his career at the premium automaker in its premium motorcycle division, BMW Motorrad as a Marketing Communications Manager, eventually leading the Marketing department for BMW Motorrad worldwide. de Visser has served in various Sales and Marketing roles for the BMW Group across several markets globally, including the Middle East, Central Eastern Europe, Spain as well as in the BMW Group headquarter in Munich. Prior to assuming his current role in Malaysia, he was the Marketing Director at BMW Russia. In his time away from his responsibilities at BMW, he enjoys riding motorcycles, hiking and the outdoors.


 

VIETNAM

Wim Elshout
Regional Lead – Overseas and Emerging Markets
ABB E-mobility

Wim Elshout is ABB’s E-mobility Lead for the Overseas and Emerging Markets since January 2017.

Wim spend 20 years of his career in various roles in the Oil and Gas industry in the USA, Asia and Europe. After 20 years in the industry he decided to make the change to contribute to the energy transition and the change in global mobility.

Together with E-mobility Service Providers, Fleet Operators and vehicle OEMs Wim introduced the first end-to-end charging solutions for electric vehicles in the APAC region

Recent key successes in the APAC region are the partnership with the Porsche dealers in APAC, the north-south charging corridor for Shell in Malaysia and the charging network with PEA in Thailand and SP Group in Singapore.


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