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NIO Vice President to feature in FISITA PLUS Leadership Interview

18 April 2018

FISITA, the international membership organisation for the automotive and mobility systems engineering profession, today announces NIO Vice President Charlie Zhang as the special guest taking part in the Leadership Interview at the FISITA PLUS conference on Thursday 12 July 2018.

Since June 2015, Charlie Zhang has served as Vice President of Industry Development at NIO Co., Ltd. He is also Executive Board Director of XPT Limited and a partner of NIO Capital.

The Leadership Interview is the centrepiece of the conference, hosted by Paul Mascarenas, Ford’s former CTO and current independent director, business advisor and technology executive. Paul will conduct the discussion with Charlie Zhang, from FISITA Corporate Member NIO, which develops smart, electric and autonomous vehicles.

Chris Mason, FISITA CEO, said: “We are thrilled that Charlie Zhang will be joining us at FISITA PLUS 2018, where he and Paul will be in discussion about his career achievements and the future of mobility technology. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear from Charlie, as NIO continues to establish itself as a leading emerging brand within the international mobility industry.”

Charlie Zhang commented: “I’m looking forward to participating at FISITA PLUS in London and speaking to Paul about NIO’s global vision. With the rapid integration of low-carbonization, intelligence, interconnectivity to the traditional automotive industry, we think that smart EVs will certainly become the mainstream of global automotive industry development in the future.”

In addition to the Leadership Interview, FISITA PLUS features a headline speaker and three sessions, with presenters delivering their ‘real-world’ perspective on future mobility. Each session will be led by guest curators, who are currently in the final stages of selecting speakers to provide technologicalthought leadership within their session topic:

  • The Mobility Eco-System: Olivia Walker, Head of City Development - Mobility Solutions, Bosch
  • Future Technologies: Dr. Geoff Davis, Chief Strategy Officer, HORIBA MIRA
  • Energy and Propulsion Systems of the Future: Prof. Chris BraceDeputy Director of the Powertrain Vehicle Research Centre, University of Bath

Registration for FISITA PLUS is open and tickets can be purchased at Further information is available by emailing

FISITA is also offering an exclusive opportunity for select companies to be part of this event and has created a number exhibition, sponsorship and advertising opportunities to generate valuable brand placement visibility – find out more here.