[Logo: Aachen Collquium 2022]

[Logo: Aachen Collquium 2022]

10. – 12. Oktober 2022

October 10th – 12th, 2022

Plenary speakers

Plenary Speakers 2022


Alain Raposo

Executive Vice President der HYUNDAI Motor Group

After graduating from France’s INSA (National Institute of Applied Sciences) and ENSPM (National Institute of Petrol and Engines) where he specialized in engines and products of petroleum applications, Alain Raposo started his career at Renault in 1987, been mainly in charge of engine and transmission development. In 2005, he moved to Nissan to lead its powertrain efforts. From 2008 to 2017, he spearheaded powertrain strategies that maximized synergies at the Renault-Nissan Alliance. In particular, in 2014, he added EV engineering to his realm, overseeing the alliance’s efforts in electrification development.

In 2017, he moved to Groupe PSA to lead the development of electric vehicle programs at the automaker. Within a year, he became responsible for the development of powertrains, batteries and chassis for internal combustion cars and electric vehicles.

From 10/2020 he joined Hyundai Motor Group to lead Powertrain Tech Unit in R&D Division committed to prepare Energy transition and supporting Hyundai Smart Mobility Solution Provider strategy.


Hans Schep

General Manager of Ford Pro, Europe

Hans Schep is general manager, Ford Pro, Europe, the global business and brand within Ford dedicated to delivering the world’s most comprehensive suite of solutions to commercial customers of all sizes to help accelerate productivity, improve uptime and lower operating costs through connected services and work-ready gas and electric vehicles.

Appointed to this role in June 2021, after leading the commercial vehicle business in Europe since 2016, Schep leads a European team that is helping to refine customer value through the auto industry’s first standalone commercial vehicles and services business, inside Ford, and a key part of the Ford+ plan for growth. As a one-stop shop, Ford Pro provides a trusted platform of software, charging, financing and customer support to serve commercial businesses of all sizes and industries, and will help lead the transition from gas to electric vehicles

Previously, Schep served as director, Product Marketing, Ford of Europe, beginning in February 2015.  His prior Ford roles include regional director of European sales operations – responsible for marketing, sales and after-sales in North, Central and Eastern Europe, North Africa and Central Asia – and managing director, Ford Netherlands.

Schep joined Ford in 1995. He earned a master’s degree in industrial engineering and management science from Eindhoven University of Technology.


Plenary Speakers 2021


Markus Duesmann

Chairman of the Board of Management and Board of Management Member for Product Lines at AUDI AG
Markus Duesmann was born on June 23, 1969 in Heek, North Rhine-Westphalia. In 1991, he completed his studies of mechanical engineering at Steinfurt University of Applied Sciences with a degree in engineering. He began his career in 1992 as a design engineer for a V12 series-production engine at Mercedes-Benz in Stuttgart. In 1995, he moved to the development service provider FEV GmbH in Aachen, where he held various positions, the last of which was head of the engine mechanics division. In 2004, he took over the position of main department manager for new diesel engines at DaimlerChrysler AG in Stuttgart, and in 2005 became head of Formula 1 development at Mercedes-Benz in Brixworth in the United Kingdom. In 2007, Markus Duesmann moved to BMW AG as head of Formula 1 powertrain. After holding several responsible positions at that company, he was Board of Management Member for Purchasing and Supplier Network at BMW AG from October 2016 until July 2018. The Supervisory Board of AUDI AG appointed Markus Duesmann as Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG effective April 1, 2020. Since then, he has also had Board of Management responsibility for Volkswagen Group Research and Development. Additionally he is entrusted with responsibility for the China business of the AUDI AG and with Board of Management responsibility for Product Lines at AUDI AG.


Dr.-Ing. Stefan Hartung

Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH
Dr. Stefan Hartung has been a member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH since January 2013. Since January 2019, he has been chairman of the Mobility Solutions business sector, and responsible for the Powertrain Solutions and Electrical Drives divisions. Prior to this, he was responsible for the Energy and Building Technology as well as the Industrial Technology business sectors, in addition to the Bosch Connected Industry business unit. Born in Dortmund in 1966, Stefan Hartung is married and has two children. He studied mechanical engineering, specializing in manufacturing technology, at RWTH Aachen, where he also submitted his PhD on quality management methods in 1993. He joined Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH in Munich in 2004. Before that, he worked for the Fraunhofer Society and the management consultants McKinsey & Company in Düsseldorf.


Prof. Dr. Ralf G. Herrtwich

Senior Director Automotive Software NVIDIA, Berlin
Ralf G. Herrtwich runs automotive software development for NVIDIA in Europe. He currently focusses on artificial intelligence for autonomous vehicles and new automotive computing architectures. Past assignments in Dr. Herrtwich’s career include managing the Automotive and Services Business Units of HERE Technologies as well as developing self-driving vehicles for Mercedes-Benz. In 2013, his team made an S-Class re-enact the world’s first overland drive, covering the historic 65-miles Bertha Benz Route autonomously in regular traffic. A computer scientist by education, Dr. Herrtwich started his career in academia at TU Berlin and UC Berkeley. He then held management positions with IBM and several telecommunication start-ups before joining Daimler in 1998 to manage its Advanced Engineering Centers on Telematics & Infotainment and, later, Driver Assistance & Chassis Systems. Since 2009, he also is honorary professor for vehicle information technology at the Technical University of Berlin. In recognition of his contributions to computing innovations in the car industry, he was named Fellow of the German Computer Science Society in 2019.


Dr. Byung-Ki Ahn

Senior Vice President der Electric Powertrain BU, Hyundai MOBIS, Korea
Dr. Byung-Ki Ahn, born in 1963, studied Mechanical Engineering at the Seoul National University in Korea. In 1991, Dr. Ahn moved to the USA, where he obtained his doctoral degree at Virginia Tech, followed by occupations as Senior Research Scientist at the Pacific Northwest Nat’l Lab and as Senior Engineer at UTC Fuel Cells. In 2004, he returned to Korea to begin his career at Hyundai MOBIS as Chief Researcher. From 2006 until 2017, Dr. Ahn directed the Fuel Cell and Eco-friendly vehicle Performance Development groups at Hyundai Motor, before returning to Hyundai MOBIS. Currently, Dr. Ahn fulfils the position as Senior Vice President of the Electric Powertrain BU, R&D Division at Hyundai MOBIS in Korea.



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