Keynotes 2017:

Dr. Carsten Breitfeld

CEO, Future Mobility Corporation

Dr. Carsten Breitfeld is a world-renowned expert in electro mobility with a PhD in mechanical engineering. He spent the past 20 years at BMW, leading a range of key engineering divisions within chassis development, powertrain development and corporate strategy, for more than 10 years as a BMW Group Vice President. 

In 2010, Dr. Breitfeld was named head of BMW's i8 vehicle program, which gave birth to the game-changing i8 luxury plug-in hybrid model. His leadership and introduction of a revolutionary development process helped launch the BMW i8 successfully in merely 38 months. The model surpasses all vehicle standards in performance, materials used and efficiency of development, setting new benchmarks in the auto industry. Through his efforts, innovative sales and customer service techniques and systems have been established to market the BMW i8. 

Dr. Breitfeld exudes a positive attitude and has a great passion for life, often displaying fearlessness when challenges arise. In his spare time, he enjoys sailing, mountain climbing and cycling. He also likes arts, fine dining and good red wines. Dr. Breitfeld is married with two children.

Working Experience

Since July 2016Chief Executive Officer, Future Mobility Corporation Ltd.
2010–2015Vice President, Head of Vehicle Program BMW i8, BMW Group
2007–2010Vice President and Head of Corporate Strategy, Powertrain and Cooperation, BMW Group
2004–2007Vice President and Head of Transmission and Driveline Development, BMW Group
1996-2004Various functions in chassis development
(simulation, steering systems and brake control systems), BMW Group
1996Joined BMW Group