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Academy of Technical Leadership

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The FISITA Academy of Technical Leadership has been established in order to create a unique status within the automotive and mobility systems engineering community, through which outstanding achievers can be acknowledged and recognised for their commitment and contribution to the technology of mobility.

About the Academy

The FISITA Academy endorsement delivers FISITA recognition and status for the world’s leading technology experts, as hand-picked on an annual basis by the FISITA President and an international team of advisors.

This unique status launches at a time of significant technological advancement as the traditional automobile industry rapidly evolves. Technology and technologists are leading this evolution, with the technology of mobility creating a high demand for the engineering capability required to progress the connected, autonomous, smart, clean and safe mobility solutions of today and tomorrow.

The FISITA Academy of Technical Leadership places its recipients within an exclusive group of international technologists, with exclusivity ensured through a strict review and selection process, identifying no more than twenty outstanding achievers to the Academy each year.

Ensuring that only those contributing significant leadership to the international automotive and mobility systems engineering community will be acknowledged through appointment to the FISITA Academy of Technical Leadership.

We are delighted to announce the inaugural recipients of this prestigious status and unique recognition, awarded to each of the following individuals during FISITA’s by-invitation technical leadership event, the FISITA World Mobility Summit in November 2019.

2020 Recipients

Mr.

Mike

Anderson

Executive Director, Global Virtual Design, Development and Validation

General Motors

United States

General Motors

Dr.

Amer

Amer

Transport Chief Technologist

Aramco

Saudi Arabia

Aramco

Dipl. -Ing.

Remi

Bastien

Vice President for Automotive Prospective

Groupe Renault

France

Groupe Renault

Mr.

Gilles

Le Borgne

Executive Vice President Engineering

Groupe Renault

France

Groupe Renault

Dr. -Ing.

Carles

Grasas

Chairman of the Governing Committee

Applus IDIADA

Spain

Applus IDIADA

Ms.

Denise

Gray

President

LG Chem Michigan Inc. Tech Center

United States

LG Chem Michigan Inc. Tech Center

Mr.

Li

Kaiguo

Chairman

CAERI - China Automotive Engineering Research Institute Co. Ltd.

China

CAERI - China Automotive Engineering Research Institute Co. Ltd.

Mr.

Lian

Yubo

Senior VP

BYD Automotive Industry Company Ltd.

China

BYD Automotive Industry Company Ltd.

Mr.

Rajendra

Petkar

President & Chief Technology Officer

Tata Motors Ltd

India

Tata Motors Ltd

Mr.

Matt

Tsien

Executive Vice President & CTO, President GM Ventures

General Motors

United States

General Motors

Mr.

Takeshi

Uchiyamada

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Toyota Motor Corporation

Japan

Toyota Motor Corporation

2019 Recipients

Prof.

Yasuhiro

Daisho

Professor Emeritus

Waseda University

Japan

Dr.

Volkmar

Denner

Chairman of the Board of Management

Robert Bosch GmbH

Germany

Robert Bosch

Mr.

Daniel

E. Nicholson

VP, Global Electrification, Controls, Software and Electronic Hardware

General Motors

United States

General Motors

Ms.

Pamela

Fletcher

Vice President – Global Innovation and R&D Laboratories

General Motors Company

United States

General Motors

Mr.

Gaspar

Gascon Abellan

Executive Vice President, Product Engineering

Groupe Renault

France

Groupe Renault

Dr.

Pawan

Goenka

Managing Director & CEO

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

India

Mahindra & Mahindra

Prof.

Klaus

Kompass

Vice President Vehicle Safety

BMW Group

Germany

BMW Group

Mr.

Ola

Källenius

Chairman of the Board of Management

Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG

Mercedes Benz

Ms.

Nadine

Leclair

Previously Senior Vice President, Expert Fellow

Groupe Renault

France

Groupe Renault

Prof.

Helmut

List

Chairman & CEO

AVL List

Austria

AVL List GmbH

Mr.

Paul

Mascarenas OBE

Independent Director, Business Advisor and Technology Executive

United States

Prof. Dr. -Ing.

Stefan

Pischinger

President and Chief Executive Officer

FEV Group Holding GmbH

Germany

FEV Group Holding GmbH

Mr.

Ted

Robertson

United States

Mr.

Hideyuki

Sakamoto

Executive Officer and Executive Vice President

Nissan Motor Corporation

Japan

Nissan Motor Corporation

Mr.

T. Russell

Shields

CEO & President

RoadDB LLC

United States

RoadDB LLC

Mr.

Motoo

Suzuki

Chairman of the Board

Mitsubishi Automotive Engineering Co., Ltd.

Japan

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation

Mr.

Shigeki

Terashi

Executive Vice President, Member of the Board of Directors

Toyota Motor Corporation

Japan

Toyota Motor Corporation

Dr.

Ken

Washington

Vice President, Research and Advanced Engineering

Ford Motor Company

United States

Ford Motor Company

Prof.

Frank

Zhao

Professor and Director of Automotive Strategy Research Institute

Tsinghua University

China

Tsinghua University

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The FISITA Academy of Technical Leadership has been established in order to create a unique status within the automotive and mobility systems engineering community, through which outstanding achievers can be acknowledged and recognised for their commitment and contribution to the technology of mobility.