Leaders

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Ding Lei

Chairman | CEO | Founder

  • More than 20 years of experience and influence in the automotive, new energy, intelligent technology, cross-border M&A, industrial investment, etc.
  • Executive roles in VW Shanghai, Shanghai GM, SAIC and served as General Manager of SGM and VP of SAIC. Responsible for the launch of over 20 new models in SGM, achieving a sales volume of 4 million units for three brands in six years and a sales revenue of over 500 billion RMB, with a total profit and tax submission of over 100 billion RMB. Ranked no. one in market share in China for four consecutive years
  • Participated in the establishment of SGM, the biggest Sino-U.S. joint venture and the development of self-owned brands in the early stage of SAIC, presided over the acquisition of MG Rover
  • Pioneer and leader of new energy, intelligent transport and smart city. Proposed the ‘Drive to Green’ initiative in 2008 and led SGM to launch range-extended, hybrid and hydrogen fuel electrical vehicles together with GM during the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. Facilitated SGM launched its Springo BEV in 2011
  • Deputy Mayor of Shanghai Pudong New Area(population of 5.5 million) from March 2011 to March 2015.Former Executive Deputy Director and Deputy Party Secretary of the Administration Committee of Zhangjiang High-Tech Park as well as Chairman of Zhangjiang Group and Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park
  • Current Chairman of the East Coast Capital

Phil Murtaugh

Vice Chairman | Co-founder

Ken Weisman

President | Co-founder

Kevin Chen

Chief Operation Officer | Co-founder

Mark Stanton

Chief Technology Officer | Co-founder

James Shyr

Chief Design Officer | Founding Partner

Jun Chen

VP of Vehicle Engineering | Founding Partner

  • Over 20 years of experience in vehicle development and NEVs, holds a Ph.D. degree in engineering from the Kyushu Institute of Technology
  • Executive experience in Toyota Motor Japan, Shanghai GM with expertise in model development, vehicle integration, chassis control, engineering, quality safety, etc.
  • Project director of a number of SGM models and DOD of independent R&D platforms and globalized model platforms; led the development of a group of mainstream bestsellers including Sail, Aveo, Excelle, GL8, Encore, Enclave, etc.
  • Responsible for the development of BEV and PHEV as well as the next-generation model planning; acted as Executive Director of the new energy platform and strategy

Jing Song

VP of ePowertrain | Founding Partner

Qian Li

VP of Autonomous Driving & EE Division | Founding Partner

Jun Gong

VP of IT & Connectivity Application

Kevin Yang

VP of Investments