Wednesday, June 24, 2020 (4:30 PM - 5:30 PM) (GMT+8)
Senior Economist and Policy Advisor at Shell International
Dr. Mallika Ishwaran is a senior economist and policy advisor within Group Strategy in Shell International. She has almost 20 years of experience working as an economist and policy-maker, in the public sector, private sector, and academia. She advises on energy and climate change policies to inform Shell’s long-term scenario outlooks, strategic engagements with national and city governments, and internal Shell policy and advocacy positions, and regularly represents Shell on these issues externally.
Prior to joining Shell, she was a senior civil servant in the UK government and a member of the UK Government Economic Service, and has worked in the Cabinet Office, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Custom. She has published UK government position papers on climate change policy, energy markets, and economic growth and the environment. Prior to joining the UK civil service, Dr. Ishwaran worked for several years as an economist and policy-maker in the US. She received her Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, after receiving her B.A. from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University.
General Manager - Airbus Beijing Engineering Center at Airbus
1. GENERAL MANAGER - AIRBUS BEIJING ENGINEERING CENTER (ABEC)-BEIJING Jan 2020 – now
Lead the Engineering team of Airbus in China as General Manager of a Joint Venture between Airbus and AVIC
2. CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER - AIRBUS CHINA INNOVATION CENTRE-SHEN ZHEN Jan 2018 – Jan 2020
Set-up an Innovation Centre in China for Airbus to leverage local talents and eco-system and discover breakthroughs in technologies, business models and new growth opportunities
3. HEAD OF BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION FINANCIAL CONTROLLING - AIRBUS COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT- TOULOUSE FRANCE Apr 2015 – Dec 2017
Financial coordination of Transformation initiatives across the company (validation of budgets, business cases and savings) in particular for Digitalization
4. HEAD OF WING BOX & WINGTIPS PROCUREMENT - AIRBUS COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT - TOULOUSE, FRANCE / FILTON, UK
Sep 2012 – Mar 2015
Strategic Procurement of Wing Aerostructures work-packages with worldwide suppliers (mainly China, Korea & USA)
Partner, Brussels Global Head of Mobility Competence Center Head of Future of Mobility Lab at Arthur D. Little
Francois-Joseph Van Audenhove is a Partner in Arthur D. Little’s Brussels. He is global head of Arthur D. Little Mobility Competence Centre and is heading Arthur D. Little Future of Mobility Lab
19 years of experience in consulting on mobility for authorities, mobility operators (rail, urban, local public transport: metro, tramways, buses as well as “new mobility” solutions, aviation) as well as private players
Mobility strategies, smart mobility, mobility ecosystems/MaaS, innovative mobility solutions incl. combined mobility and SDV
Management of large strategic and organizational transformation program
Master in Law, Magna Cum Laude from the UCL University
MBA from Solvay Business School in Brussels
Fluent in English and French and good command of Dutch
Managing Partner at D2D Group
Dr. Xiaohang Zhang is an internationally expert in the development and deployment of digital connectivity and automotive technologies; working with VW Group Research and Development, as well as luxury brands including Bentley Motors Ltd.
Before forming D2D Group, Xiaohang was practice leader for innovation and technology at AKKA Consulting China, where she led client facing teams, tasked with transforming traditional in-car functionality with intelligent connected driving experience.
At D2D Group, Xiaohang strives to accelerate the delivery of new technologies, collaborating with research institutes and experts in science enabling the commercialisation of innovation.
Xiaohang obtained her MChem at Bath university, before completing her research and PhD at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne.
She has previously led research and development projects at the Microsaic Systems in the U. K. and Mitsubishi Chemical in China.
A fluent English speaking Chinese, Xiaohang enjoys art, design and when time permits, continues to enjoy ballet.