Our Team

Dr. Qichao Hu

Founder, Chairman & CEO

Dr. Qichao Hu

Founder, Chairman & CEO
Dropped out of Harvard, got fired twice, and started SES on the ashes of A123.
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Rohit Makharia

President & COO

Rohit Makharia

President & COO
19 years at General Motors including 12 years in battery and fuel cell development and 7 years in venture investment. Previously led the battery development…Read More
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Jing Nealis

Chief Financial Officer

Jing Nealis

Chief Financial Officer
18 years of global finance and operations experience in private and public companies, led a number of emerging energy transition companies through successful scale-up and…Read More
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Kyle Pilkington

Chief Legal Officer

Kyle Pilkington

Chief Legal Officer
16 years of international legal experience, including in capital markets, securities law, corporate governance and M&A. Previously worked at International Game Technology, Sullivan & Cromwell,…Read More
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Dr. Hong Gan

Chief Science Officer

Dr. Hong Gan

Chief Science Officer
25 years of battery R&D experience at Brookhaven National Lab and Greatbatch Technologies with key contributions in silicon-based Li-ion and Li-Metal anode battery technologies.
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Dr. Winston Wang

Senior Vice President of Operations and Head of China

Dr. Winston Wang

Senior Vice President of Operations and Head of China
Managed battery R&D at DJI. Responsible for DJI’s key drone smart battery and power systems launch. PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hong…Read More
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Hans Kim

VP, Head of Korea

Hans Kim

VP, Head of Korea
Over 30 years of experience in cross border corporate finance and capital markets in Seoul, Asia, US and UK including First Boston, BNP Paribas. Advised…Read More
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Yongkyu Son

Chief Technology Officer

Yongkyu Son

Chief Technology Officer
17 years of cell and process development experience at Apple, Johnson Controls, SDI and SKI. Responsible for Apple’s LV battery, SKI’s PHEV 20Ah, and SDI’s…Read More
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Eric Goldstein

VP of Investor Relations

Eric Goldstein

VP of Investor Relations
Over 25 years of Wall Street experience analyzing the automotive industry as a sell-side research analyst and a professional investor while working at Bear Stearns,…Read More
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Richard Chang

VP of Bus. Dev.

Richard Chang

VP of Bus. Dev.
Director of Market at E-Trust Power Group, senior sales manager at CATL, Foxconn and Toshiba, account management for BMW and VW including the MEB (Modular…Read More
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Aseem Juneja

VP, Chief of Staff & Talent

Aseem Juneja

VP, Chief of Staff & Talent
20 years global experience in HR, Executive Recruiting, Operations and Marketing, Previously started two businesses in the HR and Higher Education sectors.
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Mike Kraus, CLP

VP, IP & Compliance

Mike Kraus, CLP

VP, IP & Compliance
Over 28 years with Motorola Inc., in Corporate Development, Automotive and Intellectual Property. Broad experience with JV startups in Asia-Pacific and Europe. Directed 10,000 patent…Read More
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Feya Tang

Director, China Operations

Feya Tang

Director, China Operations
Over 20 years of global HR and Operations experience in Fortune Global 500. Led key projects of facility establishment and system construction. Previously worked at…Read More
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