CEO, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder,Byton
Dr. 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 he 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 development efficiency, 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 like arts, fine dining and good red wines. He is married with two children.
Dr. Carsten Breitfeld is CEO, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder of BYTON, a global leader and brand in the electric vehicle market. He will share his views on the growth of the EV industry and changing modes of car ownership and mobility in the future.