Xuanyuan Award Committee
Katinka von der LIPPE
Former Chief Designer of Eker Design, Norway
Industrial Designer, Master of Arts. Katinka von der Lippe is an award-winning industrial designer with more than a decade in the green automotive sector. She spent 14 years as Head of Design at TH!NK electric vehicles, leading the development of the TH!NK City vehicles. Her latest acknowledgments range from Red Dot Design Award, nominations by Sebastian Conran to the prestigious Brit Design Award, etc. She is also Head of the Board at Norway’s National Center for Design and Architecture (DogA) and a jury member of INDEX: Design to Improve Life, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Deputy director of State Information Center
Senior Economist, member of Assessment Committee for Senior Economist, NDRC, member of Expert Committee for Strategic Emerging Industry, NDRC, Market Strategy Expert, Ministry of Commerce, Chief Editor, China Automobile Market Outlook. His main research areas are macroeconomic and auto industry research. Xu is responsible for the building of Analysis System for China Auto Market Forecast and has participated several times in the research on the National Auto Industry Annual Plan and 5-Year Plans. He has been given lectures for large OEMs, financial organizations, universities and forums both at home and abroad.
Members of the Xuanyuan Award Jury are not from any automotive OEMs, and are changed from time to time. The new members are recommended by the current members of the Jury, and the Xuanyuan Award Executive Committee shall prevail.
Executive Vice President Vehicle Engineering of EDAG
Managing Director / COO at EDAG, world largest independent vehicle engineering company. He has held a number of managerial positions at 3 other vehicle engineering companies between 1995 and 2016. From 2013 to 2016, as CEO, he was responsible for the management of a large German engineering service provider, MBtech Group. Starting from 2017, he was appointed by EDAG as the Executive Vice President for Vehicle Engineering. Since 2019, he was promoted as the Managing Director and Chief Operation Office.
Known as “Steve Jobs” of the automotive sector; founder of the IoV industry. Ken dropped out of college twice; PATEO didn’t seek financing throughout the first 6 years after its foundation, but rather has been making solid efforts in R&D and acquired the highest number of IPR in China. He is the one in the IoV industry worldwide who is best at making a balance between art and technique, product and marketing, as well as taste and technology. He is highly influential in the automotive and Internet industries is now leading the largest IoV enterprise in China.
Founder and President of PATEO
Honorary Chairman of China Society of Automotive Engineers
Serving the Chinese automotive industry for 50 years, Fu has presided over the formulation of a number of technical specifications. He is the former Chairman of SAE China and former President of China Auto Talents Society, former Chief Engineer of China FAW Harbin Automotive Transmission Plant and General Manager of Harbin Automotive Industry Corporation. Set up nationwide automotive lightweight technology innovation alliance, EV technology innovation alliance, automotive equipment technology innovation alliance and telematics industry innovation alliance, as president of these four alliances.
Professor of Institute of Design and Innovation, Tongji University
Li-Chih Fu, Chinese American, who has worked in automotive design field for 30 years. Li-Chih graduated from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena USA, Transportation Design in 1990. His OEM experiences including Toyota’s CALTY Design Research, GAC-Toyota, Dongfeng Nissan and Nanjing Auto where he took Design Director post.
Beyond his professional practice, Li-Chih also devoted in car design education as head professor for Tongji University, Nanjing University of Science & Technology and Nanjing Academy of Arts. Currently focused on “Mobility Design” field at Tongji University, School of Design & Innovation.
Founder and CEO of So.Car
Founder and CEO of SoCar Product Strategy Consulting, also the co-founder of EFS Consulting China. Over the past years, he has been committed to the strategy set-up and definition of automotive products and has participated in the definition of more than 80 models. His research focuses more on summarizing and developing ideas and tools for product strategy management that are suitable for Chinese domestic automotive OEMs, especially during the brand exploration period. With the deepening of the industry evolution, his research field is also expanding into the product definition methodology in the smart cars era.
Professor at School of Automotive Studies & College of Design & Innovation, Tongji University
Doctor of Engineering, Chinese German, graduated from the TU Darmstadt. With 15 years of German working experience, Prof. Ma worked in Germany for Continental, BMW, Audi with responsibilities in active safety product R&D, Chinese marketing and strategy. He is the founder and chief professor of Innovative Design and Entrepreneurship Faculty, leader of Tongji-PSA Innovation Stellab, 021 Incubators Chairman. He has successfully invested in over 10 enterprises and is independent director of certain listed company.
Gansha Wu is devoted to transforming the world’s mobility and logistics with autonomous driving products and solutions. As one of the top runners to commercialize intelligent driving in China, UISEE has been working with more than 20 leading partners and exploring real-world business opportunities in 50 plus scenarios. Before this journey, he was Managing Director of Intel Labs China, Intel Principal Engineer. He led Intel’s corporate Technology Strategic Long Range Planning on Big Data, and focused the China Labs on three directions, 5G communications, smart computing and robotics.
Cofounder, Chairman and CEO of UISEE Technologies
Director of Automotive Engineering Research Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Beijing a distinguished professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), Prof. Xu’s research and development activities on high efficiency clean combustion system had won a world-wide recognition both in industry and academia. He serves as the member of editorial board of several international journals in spray and combustion field including “Proceedings of the Combustion Institute” and “Atomization and Sprays”. Based on his research on spray and combustion and his contribution to the automotive industry, he was elected as SAE fellow in 2009.
John Dinkel earned BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and is an automotive industry expert with over 40 years’ experience. His areas of expertise include engineering, journalism, testing and analysis, product development, etc.
Dinkel was Editor of Road & Track, is author of the Road & Track Illustrated Automotive Dictionary and has written three books on Mazda and a comprehensive history of Toyota. Dinkel is also a regular contributor to the SAE’s Automotive Engineering magazine and a variety of automotive magazines and websites.
President, John Dinkel & Associates Automotive Consulting and Communications
Xuanyuan Award Design Advisory Board consists of leading automotive designers from Chinese OEMs and professional design companies, 10 in total;
Xuanyuan Award Media Advisory Board consists of senior journalists from famous Chinese automotive media companies or We media, 30 in total;
Xuanyuan Award Media Advisory Board
Xuanyuan Award Tech Advisory Board
Xuanyuan Award Tech Advisory Board consists of top managers from leading automotive suppliers in China and abroad, 10 in total;
Member of the Xuanyuan Award Jury in 2014. Has almost 30 years of experience in the automotive design industry. He held design position at GM, BMW and Mazda. When he was the Chief Designer of Mazda, he designed the world-famous Mazda MX-5 and RX-7.
Executive director of the School of Industrial Design, San Francisco Academy of Art
Member of the Xuanyuan Award Jury from 2014-2017. Studied mechanical Engineering in Hamburg. After his graduation he started his career at EDAG, where he managed several divisions like simulation and product development. From 2008-2013 he was Managing Director and CEO of EDAG. Since January 2014 he is vice chairman and CTO of EDAG Engineering AG. After leaving EDAG in 2018, he is now the Managing Director at ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH.
Former CEO of EDAG
Xuanyuan Award honorary jury members are former members of the jury who have greatly contributed to the Xuanyuan Award, and cannot continue their obligation due to work reasons.
Former Director of Autron, the electronics subsidiary of Hyundai Motors
Member of the Xuanyuan Award Jury from 2014-2018. Suh is the former Director (retired in 08/2013) of Autron, the electronics subsidiary of Hyundai Motors. During his tenure he presided over a number of B2B initiatives such as the E-Procurement for Hyundai and Kia. He has rich expertise in developing domestic suppliers.
Automotive consultant & Specialized Writer
Member of the first Xuanyuan Award Jury in 2014. Greg Anderson is an author and consultant. He has been living or either traveling to China for nearly two decades. In 2012 he published the book "Designated Drivers: How China Plans to Dominate the Global Auto Industry". He holds a Ph. D. in political science from the University of California.
Design Director of Changan Auto
Member of the Xuanyuan Award Jury in 2015. Over 30 years’ experience in automotive design field. Former chief designer and manager of the Advance Design Group in Mazda’s design division in Yokohama, Japan. He has had lead involvement in the design development of the Mazda2, Mazda6, and CX-9 projects. In 2018, he joined Changan Automotive as the Director of Passenger Car Design.
Senior Tutor in Vehicle Design at the Royal College of Art in London
Member of the Xuanyuan Award Jury in 2016. Senior Tutor in Vehicle Design at the Royal College of Art (www.rca.ac.uk) in London for over ten years and has delivered lectures in several other academic institutions including Art Centre in Pasadena and Hongik in Seoul. He is a juror on the World Car of The Year Design Award, Transport Design Judge for the iF Design Awards, has presented at numerous conferences around the world.
Deputy Chief Engineer of the NAST (Xiangyang). He has won the second prize of the Automobile Industry Science and Technology Progress Award, the second prize of Hubei Province Science and Technology Progress Award, and the special prize of Dongfeng Science and Technology Progress Award. He has been engaged in testing, evaluation, and benchmarking for a long time, and has accumulated a lot of experience in passive safety and road testing; and has 40+ units/year experience in vehicle evaluation; practiced a lot of vehicle structure knowledge in competitive product benchmarking, and mastered some traceability methods from evaluation phenomena to structure principles; at the same time participated in business user research, model development process, performance setting control, etc.
Deputy Chief Engineer of the NAST (Xiangyang)