Executive Committee Director
Jack Yu is the Editor-in-Chief of Auto Business Review, Co-Founder of Auto Square Vehicle APP, PhD of School of Journalism, Renmin University of China and Winner of Special Award of China News Award. He is the publisher of "China Automotive Research" (Shanghai Jiaotong University Press, 2005), the first automotive general annals; "Great Crisis: Critical Moment of China’s Auto Industry" (Science Press); and "Role Models -100 People in China Auto Industry in 60 years" (China Workers Publishing House, 2011).
Truls Thorstensen is the president and CEO of Vienna based EFS Consulting. Since over 28 years, Mr. Thorstensen has been carrying out projects in the automotive industry for clients in Europe, Asia and the US. With his wide range of automotive know-how he is a sought-after speaker at international events as well as frequent contributor to car magazines around the world.
Xuan refers to an ancient vehicle with a shed or curtain.
Yuan, the two straight wooden sticks in front of the vehicle where the animals were connected and driven in front. Xuanyuan is also an alias of Huangdi (Yellow Emperor) who is the ancestor of the Chinese nation and the inventor of the Guide Vehicle.
Naming the Award after Emperor Xuanyuan shows our aim to become the top award in the automotive field, guiding and promoting China’s automotive industry to move forward.
The Award trophy was designed by Yanliang Jia, the designer of China's most prestigious classic car Red Flag CA770, and is bulit by Chinese cutting-edge car designer Chao Wang.
Auto Business Review (ABR) was founded in November 2016 by Dr. Jack Yu who is a senior business reporter in China. Its mission is “Driving China’s Auto Industry Forward” based on the value creator in the automobile industrial chain to become the “Top Automobile Business Report Magazine in China”.
EFS Consulting was founded in 1992，based in Vienna by Mr. Truls Thorstensen. It is an independent consulting company focusing on future markets and technologies in the automotive industry. Since 1992 we support our clients starting from product-positioning, product-development and manufacturing engineering with respect to all technical and economic aspects. EFS manages projects in Europe, the US, South America and Asia.