You are cordially invited to attend the Bilkent University Sustainability Seminar organized by the Department of Psychology
” E-mobility reshaping the industry”
by Alparslan Kütükçüoğlu
Chairman and Board Member of PE backed International, Industrial Groups
Date : February 28th, 2022, Monday
Time : 10:00
***This is an online event. To obtain Zoom link and password, please contact to the department.
The need for high pace innovation and massive investments for “green technologies” are broadly accepted facts among scientists as well as industry experts. This is especially true for the Transportation Industry, where the “Green Premium” is the highest. The growing deployment and penetration of electric vehicles (EVs) has substantially raised the investments in battery technology , which is a critical component of e-mobility: the race is on between China and Japan. Tesla had and has so far the biggest impact in revolutionizing the EV industry, with a broad range of innovations and upbeat approach . In recent years, this pace of innovation is swapped over to 2-wheel and 3-wheel EVs. The rapid deployment so far in a shared-mobility setup was massively enabled with EV technology and with an ecosystem approach involving policy makers, infrastructure investors, software and IoT (Internet of Things) as well as EV companies (a lot of them startups). The future of mobility will be “Shared, Autonomous and Driverless”.
Bio: Alparslan Kütükçüoğlu was born in Germany and grew up in Switzerland and Turkey. After the graduation from Ankara Fen Lisesi in 1979, he went to Swiss Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich for the Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering . He started working in global midsize industrial companies , did his management training at Stanford , USA and INSEAD , France in parallel. Early in his career he took CEO level managerial positions and was involved in global operations for plastic components for transportation industry, precision components for the medical , aviation and watch industries, industrial digital printing , energy and data transfer products, critical components for the automotive industry etc. In recent years, he is focused at board level assignments , mostly together with institutional financial investors, to develop industrial companies. His involvement in Ebikego as a e-mobility company (Indian startup, recent acquisitions in Europe) is one of the focus assignments. He is married and has 3 children.