The Award Committee

Jack Yu

Jack Yu | Award Director
Is the Editor-in-Chief of Auto Business Review and Auto Consumer Reports, PhD of School of Journalism, Renmin University of China and Winner of Special Award of China News Award, who published China Automotive Research (Shanghai Jiaotong University Press), the first automotive general annals in 2005, and Great Crisis: Critical Moment of China’s Auto Industry (Science Press) and Example-100 People in China Auto Industry in 60 years (China Workers Publishing House) in 2011.

Truls Thorstensen | Jury President

Truls Thorstensen | Jury President
Is the president and CEO of Vienna based EFS Business Consultancy. Since over 25 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.

International Jury

Ma Jun
is the founding Dean of Tongji University’s distinguished Institute for Automotive Marketing and Management, double-hired professor of College of Design & Innovation at Tongji Unversity in China, ' Innovation and entrepreneurship project ' Chinese leader. He worked in Germany for Continental, BMW and Audi with responsibilities in active safety product R&D, Chinese marketing and strategy. In 2004, Prof. Ma founded Automotive Product Management & Marketing. Prof. Ma works in Tongji University as Dean of Automotive Marketing and Management Institute, Vice Dean of School of Automotive Studies, Advisor of Delphi, Advisor of LANXESS AG Germany, Featured Mentors of China accelerator etc, Start-up of ' LINC' , Chairman of 021 incubatorfounder of Xike Investment Mangement Co, Ltd. In addition, He is the Deputy Secretary General of Shanghai Fuel Cell Vehicle Commercialization Promotion Center. He also chairs as Executive Director of Sino-Germany EV Joint Research Center (BMBF, MOST).

Katinka von der Lippe
Industrial Designer, Master of Arts. Katinka von der Lippe is Lead Designer at Eker Design in Norway. She 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, as well as receiving the highly recognized Honors Award from the Norwegian Center for Design and Architecture. Katinka von der Lippe is also Head of the Board at Norways National Center for Design and Architecture (DogA) and a jury member of INDEX: Design to Improve Life, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Harald Keller
Executive Vice President Vehicle Engineering 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.

Min Xu
Serves as Assistant President of SJTU and is the director of the Institute of Automotive Engineering and Research. Based on his research on spray and combustion and his contribution to the automotive industry he has been elected as a SAE fellow in 2009.

Changming Xu
Senior Economist and Deputy Director of Information Resource Department and Director of Economic Consultancy Center of the State Information Consultancy Center. He is the chief editor of the China Automotive Market Forecast. He also presides the National Automotive Market Research and Five-year Forecast annually.

Yuwu Fu
President of Society of Automotive Engineers of China and president of China Auto Talents Society, presiding over the formulation of a number of technical specifications. He is the 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.

Ken Ying
Founder and CEO of PATEO. In 2001 Ken established the Energy Sources (China) Co., Ltd, mainly engaged in the interactive digital marketing of the automotive industry. Since the year 2005, he has been invited by many institutions such as Tsinghua University as visiting professor. In 2009, with more than 10 years’ experience in Chinese automotive market Ken established PATEO, which specializes in intelligent vehicle information service system development and service.

Design Advisory Board

Chang Bing 

Vice Director of New Energy Design Center of BAIC Motor Corporation 

Chen Qunyi

Vice President and Design Director of IAT Automobile Technology Co., Ltd

Chen Zheng

Deputy President of Changan Automobile Engineering Research Institute, Managing Director of Changan Europe Design Center 

James Hope

Design Director of Chery 

Lou Tik

Managing Director and Senior Director of Brand Design of JAC Italy Design Center 

Wang Chao

President of CSG Design & Kaiyun Auto

Shao Jingfeng

Design Director of SAIC Motor Passenger Vehicle Corporation