#58 Electric Vehicle Careers in China with Bill Russo

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Bill Russo is the Shanghai-based Founder and CEO of Automobility Limited, a strategy and investment advisory firm helping its clients to create the future of mobility. His over 35 years of experience includes 16 years as an automotive executive, including 17 years of experience in China and Asia. Bill is also currently serving as the Chair of the Automotive Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. In this episode he explains what makes the Chinese EV industry special and how it affects the necessary skillsets of flexpats seeking work in it.

Food for thought:

  • In China, the electric vehicle is a platform for digital consumption
  • Chinese EV prioritise user experience, not driving experience
  • To work in Chinese EV companies, a whole new skillset is needed

This is what you'll learn in 20 minutes:

  • Concerns of data-collecting cars by foreign brands
  • How Chinese companies solve Chinese problems
  • Why Chinese EVs prioritise user experience, not driving experience
  • Where do foreign professionals fit in?

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