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Keynote Speaker - Dr Andy Palmer CMG

The Warwick Economics Summit are pleased to present the keynote speaker session with Dr Andy Palmer CMG.

Transformation of the Global Automotive Industry

Time: 4.15 – 5.15pm
Location: Panorama 3, Rootes Building

About the Talk

Sharing insights from over 40 years in the automobile industry, Andy Palmer will share his perspective on the transformational change we have seen, and are seeing, in the global automobile business. Exploring Japanese dominance in the 1980s, globalisation in the 1990s and 2000s, and the shift to electric and net zero we are seeing today, Andy will delve into how it all happened and what is coming next.

About the Speaker

Dr Andy Palmer CMG is a chartered engineer and automotive executive. Having served in leadership positions at both Nissan and Aston Martin, Andy has led transformational change at two of the world's most recognisable businesses in the industry.

Andy started his career as a 16-year-old Apprentice and went on to be appointed CEO of Aston Martin Lagonda, where he oversaw the launch of four core car models with nine derivatives, including the development and launch of the DBX, the company's first foray into the growing Luxury SUV market.

Prior to joining Aston Martin, Andy was the COO of Nissan where he launched the Nissan LEAF, the world’s first mass-market electric vehicle. His role in developing the LEAF has led the media to refer to him as the ‘Godfather of EVs’.

Today, Andy works with a number of businesses operating in the clean mobility space including battery manufacturer InoBat, electric scooter company HiLo and EV charging provider PodPoint.


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