GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “China Automotive Industry and New Automotive Technologies Update” features Bill Russo. Bill is founder and CEO of China-based Automobility. He is the world’s leading global expert on the development of the automotive industry and the future of mobility, with nearly 4 decades of experience in the auto, electronics and information technology industries. He currently is serving as the Chair of the Automotive Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.
Audio Interview Guest
Mr. Bill Russo
Founder and CEO
In the 14-minute Audio Interview, Mr. Russo discusses these questions:
• What is the China automotive industry’s status, post-Covid?
• Are there any areas within the industry showing significant growth and/or opportunities? Such as smart mobility, electrification, and other new technologies?
• How are foreign OEMs and suppliers doing in China compared to their Chinese counterparts?
• Re the recent Beijing Auto Show, can you talk a little bit about what you observed, your impressions?
• How do you see the China automotive market in 2-3 years?
• Do you have any final thoughts?
About Bill Russo:
Founder & CEO of Automobility Limited
Bill Russo is the Shanghai-based Founder and CEO of Automobility Limited, a strategy and investment advisory firm helping its clients to create the future of mobility. His over 35 years of experience includes 15 years as an automotive executive, including 16 years of experience in China and Asia. He has also worked nearly 12 years in the electronics and information technology industries. He has worked as an advisor and consultant for numerous multinational and local Chinese firms in the formulation and implementation of their global market and product strategies. Bill is also currently serving as the Chair of the Automotive Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.
In his current role, Bill advises start-ups, corporations and investors on how to maximize their participation in China’s Automobility Revolution. In order to achieve success, he believes they must expand their focus from the product (the automobile) to the utility derived from the product (“automobility”), and create a business model and digital ecosystem optimized to provide digitally enabled solutions for both car owners and mobility services users.
Bill was previously the regional head of Chrysler in North East Asia, where he successfully negotiated agreements with partners and obtained required approvals from the China government to bring six new vehicle programs to the market in a three-year period, while concurrently establishing an infrastructure for local sourcing and sales distribution.
Mr. Russo has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University in New York, and a Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Mr. Russo is a highly sought after opinion leader on the development of the China market and the automotive industry.