Battery, EV & Storage APAC

25-26 Apr, 2018 - Bangkok, THAILAND

About our Event Speakers
We pride ourselves in presenting to you accomplished leaders, authors and advocates with strong track records of achievement and vision in a wide array of backgrounds, professional fields and life experiences. We believe you will benefit from their years of knowledge and experience and also from the latest thinking and innovative processes driving individuals and organizations forward.
Mr. Franck Vitte

Franck Vitté is heading the Asia region for BlueSolutions (listed company subsidiary of Bolloré Group) which gathers all the companies providing services in energy storage optimization in mobility and stationary markets. He is also Managing Director of BlueSG which operating a 100% electric car sharing programme with eventually 1000 EV and 2000 charging points across the Singapore, making the city-state the second largest city worldwide for EV car sharing. BlueSG will also host an open innovation platform available to industry partners and research institutes.

Franck joined the Bolloré group in Singapore in 2000 as Managing Director of IER Pte Ltd, an airport and airline IT solutions provider for passenger processing in Asia & Middle East. In this position, he has built a strong expertise in managing complex projects improving flows for goods and people. He is also in charge of BlueSolutions’ regional activities since 2013. With more than 15 years spent in Singapore, he has gathered a solid understanding of the country’s societal environment.

Prior to this assignment, Franck has been employed in Paris by Thales and Sagem where he held various sales and management positions.

Franck Vitté holds a Master degree and is post graduated in marketing and finance from the Sorbonne University in Paris.

Mr. Franck Vitte, Managing Director (Asia and Middle East)
Urban Mobility – Large-Scale EV Car-Sharing Programme in Singapore
Day 2 [Thu 26, April], at 09:05 AM

Mr. Terence Siew

Terence Siew is the Regional Manager at Greenlots, a global provider of open-standards based technology solutions for electric vehicles (EVs) and grid management. He oversees business operations in Singapore, and is responsible for business development for the regional markets of Thailand and Malaysia. His role also requires him to engage closely with key stakeholders and partners in this fast-growing industry.

Terence first joined Greenlots in 2011 as a Product Engineer, specializing in hardware and circuit design for embedded electronics in EV charging hardware. He is a co-inventor of a US-filed patent for smart grid enabled charging of electric vehicles. He later rose to become the Product Manager where he play a more central role in implementing turn-key technology solutions.

Mr. Terence Siew, Regional Manager, Asia
EV Charging Infrastructure Present & Future
Day 2 [Thu 26, April], at 09:35 AM

Mr. Jacques Borremans

Engineering degree from the University of Brussels (VUB), Belgium, and MBA degree from Rutgers University, New-Jersey, US.

Director of Wyatt & Wang Ltd, with offices in China and Hong Kong, provides consulting services to technology companies & organizations who want to have a foothold in Asia.

Currently represents European technology Associations related to Automotive & Marine industry at Asian government and Institutional level in matters related to regulations & standardization of technologies.

Mr. Jacques Borremans, Representative, CharIN Coordination Office - ASIA (Asia Managing Director)
Charging Interface Initiative e. V. (CharIN e. V.)
Combined Charging Standard (CCS) & Outline to Applications
Day 2 [Thu 26, April], at 10:05 AM

Mr. Junill Yoon

Junill Yoon headed the ESS business of Hyosung Corporation, which is the largest energy storage system integrator in Korea as well as the largest electrical equipment provider in Korea with annual revenues of $12 billion. While serving Hyosung, he is also supporting and advising several energy storage related governmental organizations, and serves as the ESS Committee Chair of Korea Smartgrid Association. At KETEP(Korea institute of energy technology evaluation and planning) he also serves as an expert advisor, and has planned several MW scale energy storage demonstration program and evaluated several lithium ion battery energy storage system R&D project in Korea. Also he planned the demonstration project for making market mechanisms and proper regulation signals for energy limited resources for the Korea’s power grid with KPX(Korea power exchange). Before doing ESS business he supported merger and acquisition practices conducting valuations for the overseas investment of Hyosung’s transformer and switchgear business and other opportunities for energy related business such as fuel cell, photovoltaic, wind turbine business and etc. Further, he had a full spectrum of experience from planning to developing and operating of 1.6MW solar power plant in Korea. Before joining Hyosung Corporation he invented 48 patents related to a battery system for the electric vehicle with pouch type lithium ion battery including module and packaging design in 3 years. Concept design of unit battery module for the battery system in the GM Volt and Hyundai Sonata Hybrid was design by him and his colleague at LG Chemical. From 2015 he is identifying and evaluating new business opportunities for Hyosung Corporation in the energy and IT industries.

Mr. Junill Yoon, Senior Manager, Corporate Strategy Office
Hyosung Corporation (HQ)
Application of ESS & Renewable Energy + Opportunity with Climate Change
Day 2 [Thu 26, April], at 11:35 AM

Mr. Amine Kamel

Amine Kamel has been the head of Bosch Automotive Electronics Southeast Asia since October 2014. Based in Singapore, he is responsible for all automotive electronics-related activities in the ASEAN region. Amine gained deep insights into the trends and key drivers in the international automotive market from his previous roles within Bosch’s automotive sector across automotive aftermarket components, diagnosis, electronics, fuel injection and powertrain technologies. Most recently, he has been dedicating himself to the development and expansion of electric 2 wheeler systems in the region.

Amine obtained his Master’s degree in electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich in Germany.

Mr. Amine Kamel, Head Business Development Automotive Electronics
Robert Bosch (SEA) Pte Ltd
Electrification of Two Wheelers – Challenges & Chances in Southeast Asia
Day 1 [Wed 25, April], at 05:00 PM

Mr. Kunat Tharasrisuthi

Kunat Tharasrisuthi is Senior Analyst, Asia Powertrain at LMC Automotive, a leading provider of global automotive industry market intelligence and forecasts with offices in the UK, France, Germany, the US, China and Thailand. Forecasting. He is responsible for monitoring, analyzing and forecasting the light vehicle powertrain in Thailand and Japan. He is also in charge of analyzing the ASEAN electric vehicle market in the LMC Global Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Forecast. This service provides model-level analysis in the field of personal electric mobility.

Kunat received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat university, Thailand. After his graduation, he received the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) scholarship and graduated with a Master degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.

Mr. Kunat Tharasrisuthi, Senior Analyst, Asia Powertrain Forecast
LMC Automotive (Thailand) Company Ltd
ASEAN Electrification Outlook: Stepping into the EV Era
Day 1 [Wed 25, April], at 02:00 PM

Mr. Haohan Wu

Dr. Haohan Wu joined Zoomwe Science and Technology Co., Ltd. in 2017 as a senior consultant to develop North America business and establish world-class international collaboration with well-known laboratory. Before this assignment, he used to work for Pulead group who is one of leading cathode makers in China. He obtained the Bachelor of Science degree in Material Science and Engineering department from University of Science and Technology of China in 2007 and Ph. D degree in Chemistry and Chemical Biology from Rutgers, the state university of New Jersey in 2013. Afterwards, he spent two years leading a project on rare earth material under Critical materials institute funded by US DOE department.

Mr. Haohan Wu, Senior Consultant
Zoomwe Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
Recent Development on Precursor Materials
Day 1 [Wed 25, April], at 11:45 AM

Mr. Li Jianzhong

A senior engineer & senior economist, Mr Li is currently board director and general manager of Beijing Easpring Material Technology Co., Ltd., and chairman of Beijing Zodngoc Automatic Technology Co., Ltd.

Mr Li is also serving as president of China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association Cobalt Branch, executive member of China Industrial Association of Power Sources (CIAPS), and vice president of Power Battery Branch.

He is on board as expert committee member of Beijing Power Battery Innovation Center, and the expert advisory committee of the China New Energy Automotive Industry Development Fund.

Mr. Li Jianzhong, CEO
Beijing Easpring Material Technology Co. Ltd.
Market Status & Development Trend of LIB Cathode Materials
Day 1 [Wed 25, April], at 11:15 AM

Dr. Amonthep Chawla

Dr. Amonthep Chawla is the Head of Research Office at the CIMB Thai Bank where he conducts market research on financial liquidity, interest rate and economic outlook of Thailand as well as the ASEAN region. He also evaluates business sectors that provide opportunities or pose potential risks to the Bank.


Dr. Chawla received an East-West Center Scholarship to complete his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in the US.

Dr. Amonthep Chawla, SVP & Head of Research Office
CIMB Thailand Public Company Limited
Macro-Economic Outlook of ASEAN Region & Outlook on Automobile Industry in Thailand
Day 1 [Wed 25, April], at 10:15 AM

Mr. Somphote Ahunai

Mr Somphote Ahunai is Chief Executive Officer of Energy Absolute Public Company Limited (EA), member of SET50 listed company on the Stock Exchange of Thailand. After obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree from the Faculty of Engineering at Chulalongkorn University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburg in the USA, he began his career in the USA Financial Market. When he was 28 years old, Somphote was assigned to lead a project to acquire Yuanta Securities, a small security broker in Thailand. As the youngest Managing Director, he developed the systems in place, along with his strategy, he helped move Yuanta Securities into a leading position within 3 years.

Shifting his focus to the energy sector, in 2006 Somphote acquired a biodiesel plant then modernized by using new technology and renamed to be Energy Absolute Public Company Limited. After achieves leading EA to be top three largest biodiesel producer, he expands into solar power and wind power with the total capacity of 664 MW, growing EA to become the largest renewable energy company in ASEAN.

Though he leads EA to grow far more than anticipated and, Somphote’s leadership philosophy never allows him to stand still, his focus is on Energy Absolute, and how it may grow in the years to come especially in energy storage. His success is admired globally winning 18 awards i.e. Energy CEO of the Year – Asia, World Leader Businessperson, Best CEO.

Mr. Somphote Ahunai, Chief Executive Officer/Director
Energy Absolute Public Company Limited
Presentation Topic To Be Advised
Day 1 [Wed 25, April], at 09:45 AM

Mr. Martin Tonko

Dr. Martin Tonko is based in Indonesia. He has sixteen years of professional experience, two of them in banking, fourteen of them as a management consultant.
He has joined Roland Berger in 2006. He focuses on corporate performance of local and foreign companies in Indonesia, but also on sales strategies and operational excellence for Indonesian companies abroad. His focus industries are Automotive and Financial Services.

Mr. Martin Tonko, Partner
Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
Building Sturdy EV foundations – Batteries, Electric Mobility & Energy Storage
Day 1 [Wed 25, April], at 09:10 AM