SPEAKERS

Speakers are from our previous event

Rahul Bhasin

Rahul Bhasin

Principal Consultant, Mobility Practice
Frost & Sullivan

Rahul has 10+ years of experience in mobility domain.As a growth strategy consultant within the mobility practice, Rahul helps organizations to identify, prioritize and execute on opportunities to help firms achieve their potential. He has consulting and research experience in regions like APAC, Australia, Middle East and Africa. Rahul has worked with conglomerates like J.D Power, Ashok Leyland, Mahindra and Mahindra, Tata Motors.

Rahul obtained his MBA degree from Asian Institute of Management (Philippines) and Post Graduate Program in Data Science and Business Analytics from University of Texas at Austin.

Pras Ganesh

Pras Ganesh

Executive Vice President, Toyota Daihatsu Engineering & Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Program Director, Asia-Pacific Region,
Toyota Mobility Foundation

Pras Ganesh A lawyer by education from India, Pras pursued his Masters in International Relations in Japan and the United States. Thereafter he spent his initial career as an in-house legal advisor and a management consultant in Japan and Australia, prior to joining Toyota. For the last 19 years he has been in Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan, Europe, and now Thailand, with experience in Human Resources, Accounting & Finance, Global External Affairs, Corporate Planning, Fleet Business Solutions and Manufacturing Support.

Currently, as Executive Vice President of the Corporate and Manufacturing Management Group for the Asia region he has responsibility for planning related areas, including corporate planning, business planning, product planning, external & public affairs and fleet business solutions for operations.

Furthermore, he is responsible for manufacturing support functions for the region, such as production control, logistics, manufacturing assistance and HR development. Pras is also the Program Director for the Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF), responsible for the Asia-Pacific Region. In a world with mounting mobility challenges, Toyota Mobility Foundation was set up to use Toyota’s know-how in partnership with stakeholders to address the mobility issues of tomorrow today.

Masaki Honda

Masaki Honda

Senior Consulting Director,Mobility Practice, APAC
Frost & Sullivan

Masaki Honda has 12 years of marketing and management expertise, which include business development and investor relations in automotive and transportation industries. His expertise includes in Management of vehicle development projects, Development and implementation of new business models, Management of overseas partners and Financial analysis. Masaki also has 8 years of experiences in consulting and market research in automotive industry, Mobility, mega trends, Market assessment, competitive benchmarking and strategy development.

He brings with him Industry Expertise Experiences in marketing and management functions in Automotive (Vehicle Manufacturer, Tyre Maker) Transportation (Courier and Logistics). He holds a Master of Business Administration from Bradford University and Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from Hitotsubashi University, Japan.

Darrell Huntsman

Darrell Huntsman

Chief Executive Officer
Frost & Sullivan

With 20 years of experience managing operations for consulting and financial companies, as well as founding startups, Darrell Huntsman was named CEO of Frost & Sullivan in 2019. He drives and implements the organization’s vision, leading the development of the company’s short-and long-term strategies and overall global operations that provide solutions to help customers identify, prioritize and execute on growth opportunities.

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Kirk James

Chief Marketing Officer
gogoro

Kirk James leads a global team of brand, design, and marketing innovators at Gogoro. We’re working together with riders and industry partners to accelerate the shift to more sustainable energy and urban mobility ecosystems that are cleaner, connected, and way more enjoyable.

For over 30 years I’ve worked with pioneering brands in sport, technology, entertainment, and style helping leaders navigate rapidly shifting markets and deliver 360˚ brand experiences that motivate consumers to embrace new ideas and inspire them to take action.

Janesh Janardhanan

Janesh Janardhanan

Senior Consulting Director, APAC
Frost & Sullivan

Janesh Janardhanan has 16 years of experience in the Aerospace and Logistics sectors which includes urban air mobility and drone delivery. He is an advisor to leading Aviation and Logistics firms in Asia Pacific and also advises Government overseeing these sectors. Janesh is highly skilled in Advisory, Market Analysis, Market Research, and Project Management.

He holds an MBA from the National University of Singapore and was a Singapore Ministry of Education Scholar for his Bachelor of Engineering from the National University of Singapore. Janesh is a prominent speaker at many conferences in Asia Pacific.

Vijayendra Rao

Vijayendra Rao

Senior Director, Mobility Practice, APAC
Frost & Sullivan

Vijay has 15+ years of experience in Automotive sector which include tracking automotive markets globally especially in terms of Automotive Research. He is an experienced Research Director with a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry.Vijay is highly Skilled in Business Planning, Market Analysis, Market Research, Management, and Project Management.He holds a Master’s degree focused in Automotive Engineering Technology from Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen,Germany.

Vijay is a prominent speaker at many conferences in APAC and Europe region such as Ford in Australia, Proton in Malaysia, Nissan, Honda, Toyota in Japan to name a few.

Vivek Vaidya

Vivek Vaidya

Associate Partner and Senior Vice President, Mobility Practice, Asia Pacific
Frost & Sullivan

Vivek Vaidya is an Associate Partner and Senior Vice President with the Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Intelligent Mobility Practice. Vivek Vaidya is an opinion maker, strategic thinker and compelling speaker.

He has advised major automotive companies, transportation companies and governments on future scenarios and regulations, market & competitive strategies and strategic partnerships in his career spanning 20 years. He has strong personal relationships with CXO’s in the region. He is a preferred industry analyst for many business channels such as BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg, Channel NewsAsia, ET now etc. He has also spoken at various conferences across the world and quoted extensively in newspapers.

Paulo Mutuc

Paulo Mutuc

Principal Consultant, Mobility Practice
Frost & Sullivan

Paulo Mutuc is Principal Consultant at Frost & Sullivan’s Mobility Practice. Currently based in Kuala Lumpur, Paulo leads strategy and research consulting projects for automotive and transport industry clients in the Asia-Pacific, particularly for Southeast Asia.

He has a Master’s in Public Policy from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (Tokyo, Japan) and is an alumnus of De La Salle University (Manila, Philippines). Prior to working at Frost & Sullivan, Paulo worked at the Hitachi Research Institute and was an economics researcher affiliated with the Asian Development Bank Institute and Waseda University.

Aroop-Zutshi

Aroop Zutshi

Managing Partner
Frost & Sullivan

Aroop Zutshi is based in Silicon Valley, California, and sits on the corporate board of Frost & Sullivan Inc. As the Global President & Managing Partner, with over 30 years of experience Mr. Zutshi has been involved in developing the growth strategy for the company.

Aside from driving the globalization of Frost & Sullivan, he has also been responsible for Frost & Sullivan’s expansion of business across 48 office locations globally. Besides being responsible for managing Frost & Sullivan, Mr. Zutshi also works with fortune 500 companies in designing their growth strategies by evaluating new opportunities for growth. In addition as a global leader he has been working with many local, state and federal government agencies in helping their economic transformation agenda and initiatives.
A mechanical engineer by profession he works very closely with global majors in the field of sustainable and smart manufacturing, IIOT (industrial internet of things), Industry 4.0, Intelligent Mobility & Infrastructure, Smart & Safe cities and so on.