Vivas Kumar is a Principal Consultant with Benchmark Minerals Intelligence. He was previously a Battery Supply Chain manager with Tesla, and a management consultant with McKinsey & Co. He trained as an electrical engineer at Rice University. He is based in Palo Alto, California, USA.
The automotive sector’s shift towards electric and autonomous vehicles necessitates a fundamental shift in supply chain thinking -the battery supply chain functions differently than a traditional automotive supply chain. Those of us who are participating in the industry today share responsibility to ensure that the entire value chain can be successful during this momentous shift.
Spending time today learning about evolving battery chemistries and battery supply chain management will pay large dividends to OEMs who are making large-scale EV investments in the coming decade.
5) What was your motivation to join this event?
Excited to have the chance to meet motivated participants from across the value chain in one place!
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