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AmCham Look Back & Look Ahead: Automotive Industry 2024

Committees Event · Automotive Committee

Jan 30, 2024

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM (GMT+8)
AmCham Shanghai Conference Center
27F, Infinitus Tower
No.168 Hubin Road, Huangpu District
Shanghai, China
AmCham Shanghai Automotive Committee invites you to this year’s kick-off event Look Back, Look Ahead – Automotive Industry 2024 on Tuesday, January 30, from 8:30 a.m. -10:30 am, in the AmCham Shanghai Conference Room.
In this session, our expert speakers will review the 2023 sales results and discuss the new trends and policies shaping the future of the automotive industry. A recap of key trends observed at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas will be provided. In addition, the session will also include a market monthly briefing for January provided by Bill Russo, Chair of AmCham Shanghai Auto Committee.
  • 8:30 am: Opening
  • 8:35 am: Presentations
  • 9:35 am: Panel and Q&A
  • 10:30 am: Event concludes
More speaker details will be announced soon.


Bill Russo

Founder & CEO of Automobility Limited
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 include 15 years as an automotive executive in China and Asia and nearly 12 years in the electronics and information technology industries. He has worked as an advisor and consultant for numerous multinational and local Chinese firms in the formulation and implementation of their global market and product strategies. Bill is also currently serving as the chair of the Automotive Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. In his current role, Bill advises startups, corporations and investors on how to maximize their participation in China’s Automobility Revolution. Bill was previously the regional head of Chrysler in North East Asia.
Co-host at China EVs & More Podcast

Lei Xing is a co-host of the China EVs & More Podcast, independent industry analyst/consultant and EV/AV/mobility enthusiast.

In his previous role as chief editor of China Automotive Review based in Beijing, Lei covered the Chinese auto industry for two decades through various newsletters, the only tabloid magazine in English exclusively focused on the Chinese auto market, conferences and consulting services. Over the years, Lei has interviewed numerous CEOs of both Chinese and global automakers and is well connected throughout the industry.

Lei has Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA from Babson College. He is currently based in Massachusetts in the U.S.

Yu Zhang

Managing Director of AutoForesight
Yu Zhang is the founder of AutoForesight. He has 20 years China automotive industry and market research experience.

Prior to AutoForesight, Mr. Zhang was the Managing Director of a Detroit based global auto industry forecasting firm (CSM Worldwide) for 7 years, in charge of company operation, Greater China light vehicle forecasting, OEM strategy research & consulting. He was also the Director of Automotive Consulting business in Asia Pacific area for the combined operations of IHS/CSM in 2010.

Prior to joining the Detroit forecasting firm, he has worked as research chief for Automotive Resources Asia, Ltd. in Beijing for 5 years, where he led in-depth market studies for major OEMs, and personally interviewed more than 500 dealer sales managers/general managers, local auto experts across over 20 provinces.
He is a well-known, recognized expert in the Asian automotive industry. He is widely quoted in national and international publications. He is a long-term columnist of industry magazine –China Automotive Review and often presents at key forums.
He holds a B.A. in economics. Before entering the automotive research field, he has five years′ market research experiences in other industries.


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