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The Asia Pacific Connected Cars market is anticipated to register a Compound annual growth rate (CAGR) greater than 19% during the forecast period (2020 – 2025). Vehicles today are equipped with various electronics and machinery equipment. But significant technological developments made over the last decade has let rise to connected cars come in use today and it is expected to evolve in the future. Connected cars improve road safety, facilitate anti-theft features, and assist the driver by exchanging critical information between nearby infrastructure and vehicles.

The only threat is China, the fastest-growing region for an automotive technology manufacturer. But as of 2019, Europe has the second largest market share in the connected cars market. Europe is known for its extensive technological OEMs, which works in domains such as in-car entertainment, navigation, and in-car connectivity (for example, through Bluetooth), which have evolved rapidly over the last decade. The top three automotive groups – Volkswagen, PSA and Renault Nissan Alliance – account for almost half of the connected car shipments in Europe, primarily because they have been leading the passenger car sales in the region. ASEAN will need to step up their approach towards connected vehicles and adopt a more positive mindset of the benefits they can provide. Being one of the largest untapped markets in the world, ASEAN holds the capability to adopt and develop connected vehicles better and faster than anyone else. 

In this webinar, we will feature the key market trends driving factors of the growth in this new market. We will answer a very important question in the webinar, “Is ASEAN ready to invest in the connected cars market and the required infrastructure to decrease the number of road accidents and to meet the higher demand for vehicle management?” We will hear from governments, international safety originations, and significant industry players in the ASEAN market how they are working together to use of information-sharing and connectivity to improve road safety further and provide the citizens with a more comfortable driving experience.



3:45 pm Webinar Waiting Room Opens
4:00 pm Opening Remarks by Mr Francisco Romero Milán (Ayala Corporation/Ayala Group)
4:10 pm Presentations

– Vietnam: Mr Guru Mallikarjuna (Bosch Vietnam /EuroCham Vietnam)
– Philippines : Dr Jose Bienvenido Manuel M. Biona (De La Salle University (DLSU))
– Singapore: Mr Achuth Das (Volvo Group, Singapore)
– Malaysia : Mr Ir Mohd Junaizee Bin Mohd Noor (Tenaga Nasional Berhad)

4:30 pm Moderated Panel Discussion by Mr Niels de Boer (Nanyang Technological University (NTU))
– Vietnam: Mr Guru Mallikarjuna (Bosch Vietnam /EuroCham Vietnam)
– Philippines : Dr Jose Bienvenido Manuel M. Biona (De La Salle University (DLSU))
– Singapore: Mr Achuth Das (Volvo Group, Singapore)
– Malaysia : Mr Ir Mohd Junaizee Bin Mohd Noor (Tenaga Nasional Berhad)
5:10 pm Q&A 
5:35 pm Closing Remarks




Mr Ir Mohd Junaizee B Mohd Noor
Project Director
Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB)

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineer from the University of Missouri
  • Master in Engineering from Queensland University of Technology
  • Professional engineer registered with Board of Engineers Malaysia
  • 30 years of working experience with Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) in various capacities and units including maintenance, training, asset management and strategy formulation
  • Tasked with leading the Program Management Office (PMO) for Electric Vehicle in August 2021 as TNB is leading the industry in proliferating EV in Malaysia.
  • Currently, the President of Zero Emission Vehicle Association in Malaysia, a coalition between all interested parties in the EV Space i.e. car importers/manufacturers, charging point operators and EV users.
  • Enjoys tennis at the weekend, and playing the drums occasionally.



Dr Jose Bienvenido Manuel M. Biona, Ph.D. 
Executive Dean 
Enrique Razon Jr. Logistics Institute  of De La Salle University

Dr Biona is currently the Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Executive Dean of the Enrique Razon Jr. Logistics Institute of De La Salle University (DLSU). Concurrently, is also Executive Director of the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines thus has a very strong understanding and access to the whole eMobility value chain in the country. Likewise, he is a Technology Advisor of Tojo Motors Corp., one of the biggest local electric vehicle manufacturing companies in the Philippines. He is currently guiding the development of the Comprehensive Electric Vehicle Industry roadmap for the country.  He has been heavily involved in smart e-mobility modelling, policy development and technology development either locally or in partnership with foreign institutions. He has extended consulting services to various international organizations including Clean Air Asia, USAID, UNE and GIZ and various government agencies in the field of sustainable mobility, energy and air pollution control. He was formerly the Director of the Center for Engineering and Sustainable Development (CESDR) of DLSU and the Director of the Center for Research and Training (CRT) of Don Bosco Technical College (DBTC). He is a recipient of the Outstanding Young Scientist Award of the National Academy of Science and Technology in 2011 for his contribution in the field of vehicle energy and emissions modelling.




Mr Das Achuth
Senior Commercial Manager / Electromobility Lead,
Volvo Buses APAC Central

With over 16 years of hands-on experience in the automotive industry across diverse markets like Singapore, Bangladesh, Maldives and India, Achuth is responsible for retail and institutional bus sales in Singapore. He is also the electromobility lead for Volvo Buses APAC Central markets spanning Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, and Vietnam. Focussing on customer-centricity and collaboration with strategic partners, Achuth will look to drive the electromobility business in these markets.
Achuth has been with the Volvo Group for over 11 years in India and Singapore. Spending quality time with family, playing outdoor sports and honing some culinary skills are a few of his hobbies.



Mr Guru Mallikarjuna
Managing Director, Bosch Vietnam
and Board Member, EuroCham

Guru Mallikarjuna was appointed Managing Director of Bosch in Vietnam in September 2017 and holds overall responsibility for the importation, distribution, and after-sales service operations of the company’s major business lines in the country. As the company’s chief executive, he is also responsible for making Bosch Vietnam the innovation hub of ASEAN. Guru began his career with Bosch in 2005 in the domain of Car Multimedia, responsible for multiple navigation software development programs delivered to European OEMs. Since then, he has assumed several leadership functions in the company’s engineering and business solutions unit. Prior to his current role, he was the managing director of Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Guru holds a degree in Electronics and Communications from the Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering. He is married and has one daughter.



Mr Niels de Boer
Programme Director of the Centre of Excellence for Testing & Research of Autonomous Vehicles
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Niels de Boer joined NTU as a Senior Scientist in the Energy Research Institute (ERI@N). He is also the Program Director of the Centre of Excellence for Testing & Research of Autonomous Vehicles – NTU (CETRAN).

Prior to joining NTU, has a long track record of delivering R&D projects in the Industry. His experience includes work on automotive powertrain development in Delphi Singapore where was responsible for software development but also part of the global core team which developed processes to ensure software quality. Subsequently, he was responsible for automotive infotainment platform development and research in automotive infotainment systems in Siemens-VDO/Continental.

After working in the automotive field, Niels moved to a more research-based environment where he was responsible as R&D Director for the development of electrical drivetrains for Vestas and later was responsible for research on electrical systems not only including the wind turbine drivetrain but also the wind farm and grid connectivity.

Prior to his current role, Niels was Technology Quality Manager at Lloyd’s Register where he was responsible for ensuring the outputs of all research globally relating to Energy Technology meet business.



Mr Francisco Romero Milán
Strategic Human Resources Advisor at Ayala Corporation
and Head of the HR Council and the HR Executive Committee of the Ayala Group

Francisco “Paco” Romero Milán is Strategic Human Resources Advisor at Ayala Corporation and Head of the HR Council and the HR Executive Committee of the Ayala Group, one of the Philippines’ largest conglomerates and one of the oldest business houses in Asia. Paco joined the Group in 2019 as Vice President, member of the Management Committee and Chief Human Resources Officer of Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI), a leading global manufacturing solutions expert in the world and the manufacturing portfolio of AC Industrial Technology Holdings, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ayala Corporation. Concurrently, he was Group Head of Human Resources and Sustainability of AC Industrial Technology Holdings, Inc.

Prior to this, Paco held increasingly responsible roles with A.P. Moller-Maersk, a global shipping and energy conglomerate located in Copenhagen, Denmark, with operations in over 130 countries and around 90,000 employees worldwide. In his last position, he was responsible for HR Operations in 15 countries across Asia and the Pacific.

Paco is a Partner, member of the Board and Strategic Advisor of Penbrothers International, a Philippines-based talent management partner for startups and SMEs from all over the world. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Teach for the Philippines, where he has served for over seven years as a Thought Partner.


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