Jeffrey Helms, Ph.D. (Global Automotive Sales Director  at  Celanese Corporation)

Jeffrey Helms, Ph.D.

Global Automotive Sales Director at Celanese Corporation

TOPIC: Plastic Components vs. Metal Components – which option is more feasible for lightweighting heavy duty vehicles

Dr Helms runs Global Automotive OEM Sales as the Engineered Materials Director at Celanese Corporation. During his 20 years of engineering experience working for Ford Motor Company at Advanced Engineering Research Divisions, he acquired vast knowledge in materials science and engineering disciplines covering the complete lifecycle of technology development and implementation.

Alex Ward (Partnership Manager  at  Hinrich Foundation)

Alex Ward

Partnership Manager at Hinrich Foundation

TOPIC: Developing the Next Generation of Leadership

Working directly with universities and company directors, Alex and his team arrange customized programs designed to create talent pipelines to meet the growing needs of businesses for highly skilled manpower for management positions - whether it be a local Vietnamese firm or an FDI-backed MNC. Including a fully sponsored master’s degree, skills trainings and a job opportunity after graduation, those programs provide companies with so much needed leaders.

DANIEL DONI SUNDJOJO (BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER  at  JATO DYNAMICS)

DANIEL DONI SUNDJOJO

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER at JATO DYNAMICS

TOPIC: Fuel Efficiency in Automotive: Trends and Developments

As Business Development Manager in JATO Dynamics, Leading Global Automotive Business Intelligence Company, Daniel has responsibility to promote JATO in Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, and Philippines. Daniel also had experiences in Toyota, Daihatsu, Isuzu dealership, Component Industry and online platform for Auto Insurance and Auto Loan.

Jean-Yves Grand (South East Asia & Japan Commercial Director  at  Solvay Engineering Plastics)

Jean-Yves Grand

South East Asia & Japan Commercial Director at Solvay Engineering Plastics

TOPIC: Value-Added Engineering Plastic Solutions for Auto and Motorbike Industry

Solvay Engineering Plastics is the world's leading supplier of high-performance polyamide materials with more than 60 years of history. The company focuses on the research and development of high value-added engineering plastics from the upstream intermediate products and polymer production to the downstream. Mr Grand’s over 20 years of experience in working with High Performance Engineered Plastics, makes him one of the leading experts in this matter.

Amine Kamel (Director Business Development and Sales, for Automotive Electronics  at  Robert Bosch Pte Ltd (SEA))

Amine Kamel

Director Business Development and Sales, for Automotive Electronics at Robert Bosch Pte Ltd (SEA)

TOPIC: Electrification of two wheelers – challenges and chances in Southeast Asia

Amine Kamel has been the head of Bosch Automotive Electronics Southeast Asia since October 2014. Based in Singapore, he is responsible for all automotive electronics-related activities in the ASEAN region.
Amine gained deep insights into the trends and key drivers in the international automotive market from his previous roles within Bosch’s automotive sector across automotive aftermarket components, diagnosis, electronics, fuel injection and powertrain technologies. Most recently, he has been dedicating himself to the development and expansion of electrified 2 wheeler systems in the region.

Pimuk Pengpit (Customer Technical Manager Powertrain ASEAN &   Catalysts and Filters ASEAN Manager Business Unit Fuel & Exhaust Management  at  Continental Automotive (Thailand) Co., Ltd.)

Pimuk Pengpit

Customer Technical Manager Powertrain ASEAN & Catalysts and Filters ASEAN Manager Business Unit Fuel & Exhaust Management at Continental Automotive (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

TOPIC: How to meet future legislation in Vietnam with optimized system cost

Pimuk Pengpit is currently a Customer technical manager at Continental Automotive (Thailand), Bangkok office. He received his Bachelor’s degree (M. Eng.) in 2005 from King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Master’s degree of Business Administration in 2013 from Chulalongkorn University. After graduation, he joined Toyota Technical Center Asia-Pacific in both Thailand and Japan as Calibration engineer for seven years with task focusing on Diesel and Alternative fuel (Ethanol, CNG) engine calibration. Since 2012 he joined QBE, an insurance company as Regional claim manager for three years with task of Automotive’s mechanical and electrical failure claim management. His current task is to promote Powertrain technologies from Continental Automotive to ASEAN region. He also serves as the guest speaker for EVs technologies topic in Train the trainer program to support the Royal Thai Government’s EEC(Eastern Economic Corridor) project.

Huynh Thanh Cong (Vice-Dean, Faculty of Transportation Engineering  at  Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology)

Huynh Thanh Cong

Vice-Dean, Faculty of Transportation Engineering at Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology

TOPIC: A study on performance characteristics of small diesel DI engine using the change of injection parameters

Huynh Thanh Cong received Master Degree in Thermal and Energetic from L’Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France, 2003) and Ph.D. Degree in Thermal and Fluid engineering from Sungkyunkwan University (Korea, 2009). In 2016, he has served as an associate professor in internal combustion engines. He is currently served as Vice-dean of Transportation Engineering and Head of Key-lab for internal combustion engine Department of Automotive and IC engine Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam National University of Technology. His current interests include internal combustion engines, biofuels/alternative fuels, and emission control.