Our team

SES AI leadership

Dr. Qichao Hu, founder and CEO of SES AI

Dr. Qichao Hu

Founder, Chairman & CEO

Founded SES in the basement of building 4 at MIT. BS in Physics from MIT and PhD in Applied Physics from Harvard. Board member of the MIT Enterprise Forum Cambridge and one of Forbes 30 Under 30 and MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35.
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Rohit Makharia, President and COO of SES AI

Rohit Makharia

President & Chief Strategy Officer

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 for Chevy Bolt and served on the board of SES.
Jing Nealis, CFO of SES AI

Jing Nealis


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 commercialization. Previously worked at View, SunPower, Shunfeng, Suntech and Deloitte.
Kyle Pilkington, Chief Legal Officer, SES AI

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, Gibson Dunn and Baker McKenzie.
Dr. Hong Gan, Chief Science Officer, SES AI

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.

Daniel Li, Chief Manufacturing Officer, SES AI

Daniel Li

Chief Manufacturing Officer

15 years of experience working in the lithium-ion battery industry, including in senior roles at A123, with rich experience and perspective in cell engineering, manufacturing, quality, management and operation.
    Dr. Kang Xu, Chief Scientist, SES AI

    Dr. Kang Xu

    Chief Scientist

    MRS Fellow, ECS Fellow, emeritus ARL Fellow and one of the world leading researchers in electrolyte materials and interfacial science. Dr. Kang has published more than 350 papers in this field, with an h-index of 118, and has been recognized with many awards for the discovery of new electrolyte materials as well as understanding of the fundamental mechanisms.

      Winston Wang

      Dr. Winston Wang

      SVP, Hardware Engineering, 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 Kong.

        Kojima Atsushi, SVP of Quality, SES AI

        Kojima Atsushi

        SVP of Quality

        >30 years of experience from GS Yuasa, Sanyo/Panasonic on quality management in NiCd and Li-ion batteries
          Aseem Juneja, VP, Chief of Staff and Talent

          Aseem Juneja

          VP of Growth

          20 years global experience in HR, executive recruiting, operations and marketing. Previously started two businesses in the HR and higher education sectors.

          Eric Goldstein, VP of Investor Relations, SES AI

          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, Salomon Brothers, and Shay Capital. Also served as VP of Investor Relations for auto supplier Magna International.

          Richard Chang, VP of Business Development, SES AI

          Richard Chang

          VP of Business Development

          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 Electric Drive Matrix) project.

          Vineet Jain, VP & Corporate Controller

          Vineet Jain

          VP, Corporate Controller

          Over 25 years of deep experience in US, Canadian, and International cross-functional finance roles, across multiple industries, company sizes and three of the Big 4 accounting firms. Can see big picture and “tell the story” behind the numbers. Find creative yet simple solutions to complex business problems. Have effectively build finance teams from ground up and/or scale existing teams.
          Mike Kraus, VP of IP & Compliance, SES AI

          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 portfolio, 11 patent committees and 3 new standards.

          Hans Kim, VP, Head of Korea, SES AI

          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 many US Fortune 500s and blue chips in Korea and Asia. Master in Finance from London Business School.

            Feya Tang, Director of China Operations, SES AI

            Feya Tang

            Director of China Operations

            Over 20 years of global HR and operations experience in Fortune Global 500. Led key projects for facility establishment and system construction. Previously worked at Caterpillar, Renishaw, Li & Fung.

              SES AI mascot, Q-man


              Mascot & Chief Audacity Officer

              Q-man is young, audacious, and inspired to push limits. More than just our mascot, Q-man is a vision to build the world’s first super intelligence system for electric transportation, both on land and in air. A fascinating journey awaits. + Read more

                SES AI board of directors

                Dr. Qichao Hu, founder and CEO of SES AI

                Dr. Qichao Hu


                Founded SES in the basement of building 4 at MIT. BS in Physics from MIT and PhD in Applied Physics from Harvard. Board member of the MIT Enterprise Forum Cambridge and one of Forbes 30 Under 30 and MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35.
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                Dr. Jang Wook Choi, SES AI board member

                Dr. Jang Wook Choi

                Dr. Choi serves as a director of SES. Since September 2020, Dr. Choi has served as Professor at Seoul National University, where he was previously Associate Professor from 2017 to 2020. Prior to joining Seoul National University, he was Associate Professor from 2012 until 2017 and Assistant Professor from 2010 until 2012 at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. Dr. Choi received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from California Institute of Technology and BS in Chemical Engineering from Seoul National University.

                  Anirvan Coomer

                  Anirvan Coomer serves as a director of SES. He was appointed Managing Director – GM Ventures effective May 2023. Hejoined GM in 2003 at GM Asia Pacific in Singapore and has worked in various leadership roles within GM in China, US, Mexico and India over the past 20 years. + Read more
                    Eric Luo, SES AI board of directors

                    Eric Luo

                    From 2017 to 2021, Mr. Luo served as Chairman and CEO of GCL System Integration Limited, GCL New Energy USA (“GCL”), an international energy conglomerate specializing in clean and sustainable energy. Prior to GCL, Mr. Luo served as CEO and Board Member of Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited (SFCE), a Hong Kong-based supplier of law-carbon and energy saving integrated solutions from 2015 to 2017. Mr. Luo received his MBA from Michigan State University and BS in Operational Management from Zhejiang Gongshang University.
                      Dr. Jiong Ma, SES AI board of directors

                      Dr. Jiong Ma

                      Dr. Ma serves as a director of SES. Since 2021, Dr. Ma has served as a Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Chavant Capital Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: CLAY) (“Chavant”), a special purpose acquisition company seeking to invest in a high growth technology companies. From 2008 to 2020, Dr. Ma served as a Partner at Braemar Energy Ventures (“Braemar”), a venture capital firm investing in early to mid-stage technology companies operating in the mobility, power, resources and infrastructure sectors. + Read more
                        Mike Noonen, SES AI board of directors

                        Michael Noonen

                        Michael Noonen serves as a director of SES. Currently, Mr. Noonen is the CEO of Swave Photonics, a fabless semiconductor company that designs and markets holographic chips based on proprietary diffractive photonics technology based in California. He has 25 years of experience leading technology businesses resulting in two IPOs and multiple acquisitions. + Read more