Team

About SES

SES is the world leader in development and manufacturing of high-performance Li-Metal batteries for automotive and transportation applications. Founded in 2012, SES is an integrated Li-Metal battery manufacturer with strong capabilities in material, cell, module, AI-powered safety algorithms and recycling. Formerly known as SolidEnergy Systems, SES is headquartered in Singapore with operations in Boston, Shanghai and Seoul. Its shareholders include General Motors, SK, Temasek, Tianqi Lithium, Applied Materials, Vertex and Shanghai Auto.

Dr. Qichao Hu Founder & CEO

Forbes 30 Under 30, MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35. PhD in Applied Physics from Harvard and BS in Physics from MIT. Started SES during his doctoral research

Rohit Makharia

Rohit Makharia COO & President

19 years at General Motors including 12 years in battery and fuel cell development and 7 years in venture investment. Previously led the battery development for Chevy Bolt and served on the board of SES

Jing Nealis Chief Financial Officer

15 years of finance experience including senior director at View, CFO at SunPower and Shunfeng International Clean Energy, finance director at Suntech Power, and manager at Deloitte

Joanne Ban Chief Legal & Corporate Officer

16 years legal, M&A, cap markets experience. General Counsel, Heptagon Micro-Optics. White & Case Singapore, Beijing. LLB Law National University of Singapore, EMBAs Tsinghua & INSEAD

Yongkyu Son Chief Technology Officer

17 years of cell and process development experience at Apple, Johnson Controls, SDI and SKI. Responsible for Apple’s LV battery, SKI’s PHEV 20Ah, and SDI’s first 18650 cell launch

Dr. Hong Gan Chief Science Officer

25 years of battery R&D experience at Brookhaven National Lab and Greatbatch Technologies with key contributions in silicon-based Li-ion and Li-Metal anode battery technologies

Hans Kim Head of Korea

Over 30 years of experience in cross border corporate finance and capital markets in Seoul, Asia, US and UK. Advised various blue chip Korean companies such as Samsung Elec, LG, Hyundai, SK, Posco, and Korean sovereign institutions

Richard Chang VP of Bus. Dev.

Director of Market at E-Trust Power Group, senior sales manager at CATL, Foxconn and Toshiba, account management for BMW and VW including the MEB (Modular Electric Drive Matrix) project