Dr. Andreas Truckenbrodt
President & Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Andreas Truckenbrodt, President & CEO, formerly served as Chief Executive Officer for the Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation (AFCC), a Joint Venture of Daimler AG and Ford Motor Company, based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Instrumental in collaborating with global organizations to promote the commercialization of electric vehicles, Dr. Truckenbrodt has held leadership positions for various companies in the automotive and aeroengine industry such as BMW, BMW Rolls-Royce, Daewoo and Daimler Chrysler. Dr. Truckenbrodt led Daimler’s and Chrysler’s Hybrid Development Center in Troy, Michigan, in cooperation with General Motors and BMW AG, and previously, he was responsible for Daimler Chrysler’s Center for Fuel Cell and Alternative Powertrain Vehicles and worked with Ballard Power Systems. Dr. Truckenbrodt holds a degree in Aeronautics and Aerospace Engineering from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, and a PhD in Mechanics and Control Systems.
Carolyn Bailey-Ling, Executive Director, has previously worked as Trade Commissioner of Sustainable Technologies for Global Affairs Canada and for Canadian Heritage in China at the Canada Pavilion for the Shanghai World's Fiar and for the Government of British Columbia at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. She has significant international trade and business development experience in Europe and Asia representing both private and public sector organizations and has been responsible for all the management of all conferences and trade shows organized by the CHFCA since 2011. Carolyn also has extensive communications and market experience in Canada and Asia, and is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, English and Japanese.