Speakers 2021

Connie Hedegaard (DK) – KR Foundation & CONCITO

October 29, 2021

Connie Hedegaard has had climate action as a centrepiece of her political effort since she was appointed Minister of Environment to Denmark in 2004. Her political career she initiated in 1984 when she was elected to the Danish parliament as the youngest ever to exercise the mandate. In 1990 she decided to leave parliament and…

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Thomas Ingenlath

Thomas Ingenlath (DE) – Polestar

October 29, 2021

Thomas Ingenlath is Chief Executive Officer at Polestar CEO of Polestar, Thomas leads the company’s vision for a more sustainable future. Ingenlath believes that the industry, government, consumers and the media need to get together to accelerate the shift to emissions-free driving. Thanks to his designer background, Thomas isn’t afraid to turn the industry on…

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Marius Hayler

Marius Hayler (NO) – NIO Norway

October 29, 2021

Marius Hayler is the general manager of NIO Norway, which is NIO’s first market in Europe. Hayler joined NIO on 1 March 2021. Hayler is a highly experienced and successful automotive executive, with close to 25 years’ experience from the Scandinavian market. His previous roles include country director for Jaguar Land Rover in Norway, managing…

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Morten Helveg Petersen (DK) – European Parliament

October 29, 2021

Mr. Petersen is member of the European Parliament elected from the Danish Social-Liberal Party (Radikale Venstre) and is member of The Renew Europe Group in the Parliament. Mr. Petersen has been member of the European Parliament for eight years where he is currently Vice-Chair of the Parliaments Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) and substitute member of the Delegation for relations with the United States.   Before Mr. Petersen’s political carrier in Brussels, he was Director of the…

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Henna Virkkunen (FI) – European Parliament

October 29, 2021

Ms. Henna Virkkunen is member of the European Parliament elected from the Finnish National Coalition Party (Kansallinen Kokoomus) and is member of The EPP Group in the Parliament. Over the years, Ms. Virkkunen has served in multiple different positions of trust in the Finnish Municipality of Jyväskylä and the Finnish National Coalition Party. She was…

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Elise Must

Elise Must (NO) – Hydro

October 29, 2021

Elise Must is Head of Strategy and Sustainability in Batteries, Hydro. She started her career working with investment analysis, strategy and M&A. She has held several management positions, and headed up Hydro Corporate Strategy before embarking on a PhD in Political Science at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The focus of…

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Portrait of Judith Kirton Darling

Judith Kirton-Darling (UK) – IndustriALL Europe

October 29, 2021

Ms. Kirton-Darling is Deputy General Secretary of industriAll Europe, representing 7 million manufacturing-, mining- and energy workers from 38 European countries. She was formerly a Labour Member of the European Parliament for the North East of England (2014-20).   Ms. Kirton-Darling will participate in a plenary discussion together with Senior Director, Vehicles and Emobility, Julia Poliscanova, T&E and Mr. Petr Dolejsi, Mobility & Sustainable…

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Christina Bu (NO) – Norwegian EV Association

October 29, 2021

Christina Bu is Secretary General of the Norwegian EV Association. Ms. Bu has for the last nine years been leading Norsk elbilforening (the Norwegian EV Association). As an expert on electric mobility Ms. Bu is frequently meeting with OEMs and advising politicians and government bodies from different bodies. She has been a keynote speaker at…

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Monica Araya (CR)

October 29, 2021

Clean Mobility Dr. Araya joined the global group Climate Champions team to lead the transport campaigns seeking to accelerate the uptake of zero-emissions mobility–working alongside the High-Level Climate Action Champions. She has lived and worked in Latin America, Europe and the US, engaging leaders in government, business, philanthropies to advocate and guide decarbonization strategies. This means creating…

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Julia Poliscanova (LV) – Transport & Environment

October 29, 2021

Julia joined Transport and Environment in June 2015 and now leads the clean vehicles programme that is responsible for all cars related work. This includes policy and projects on car emissions and emobility, such as work on sustainable batteries and infrastructure for electric vehicles. She previously worked for the Mayor of London and in the…

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