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17 May 2022

The financial sector's role in sustainable mobility, the future of intercity transportation and batteries for electric mobility, at Global Mobility Call

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Internationally renowned speakers are taking part in the first global congress on sustainable mobility, which will be held from 14–16 June 2022 at IFEMA MADRID.

The financial sector's role in sustainable mobility, the future of batteries for electric mobility and intercity transportation are just some of the conference topics at Global Mobility Call, a project developed by IFEMA MADRID and Smobhub that intends to contribute to the economic recovery and energy resilience needed considering the pressing circumstances Europe is now facing.

The Congress, which will be held from 14–16 June 2022 at IFEMA MADRID, will host important speakers such as José Luis de Mora, Gilles Normand, Javier Mateos and David Pistoni, who will discuss news and proposed solutions in their respective fields for improving sustainable mobility.

José Luis de Mora Gil-Gallardo, CEO of Santander Consumer Finance, will participate in the conference entitled “The role of the financial system in developing mobility and sustainable investments (El papel del sistema financiero en el desarrollo de la movilidad y las inversiones sostenibles)”, which will be held in the Main Auditorium on 14 June. He has been the CEO of Santander Consumer Finance since January 2020, and has also served as Director of Strategy, Director of Corporate Development and Financial Planning and Director of Corporate Development. Between 1998 and 2003, he worked at Merrill Lynch in Strategy and analysis of the pan-European banking sector, including banks on the Iberian Peninsula and in France and Italy. From 1994 to 1998, at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, he was an analyst focusing on equities and the banking sector in Spain. From 1992 to 1994, at Daiwa Securities, he worked in Corporate Finance; and in 1991, at the Bank of Spain, in Microeconomics.

Gilles Normand, Executive Vice President of International Development at ProLogium, will participate in the Technology, Data and Innovation forum at the conference entitled “Confronting the future of batteries in electric mobility (Confrontando el futuro de las baterías en la movilidad eléctrica)” on 16 June. He started his career at Renault in 1988 in the Product Planning department before moving to Sales & Marketing Division, and was later appointed Vice President, Commercial Coordination, for Renault Mercosur. In 1999, he joined Nissan in Japan and took charge of Sales & Marketing for Latin America and the Caribbean In 2009, he was appointed Corporate Vice President, in charge of Africa, the Middle East and India for Nissan and Infiniti. In 2012, he became Senior Vice President, Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Region and a member of the Renault Management Committee. In 2017, he became Senior Vice President of Electric Vehicles. In March 2022, he became Executive Vice President of International Development at ProLogium, an energy innovation company focused on researching, developing and manufacturing solid-state batteries.

Javier Mateos Castro, CEO of ZITY by Mobilize. In 2007, he joined Grupo Ferrovial in the Procurement department. In 2010, he transferred to the infrastructure maintenance services management division. In 2012, he became the Regional Business Director for energy efficiency, infrastructure and facility maintenance, responsible for the largest energy-efficiency contract in Spain. In 2017, he began a new phase as CEO of the carsharing company ZITY, a joint venture between Renault and Ferrovial. In this rose he is responsible for the business in each country where ZITY provides its carsharing service, and is responsible for the company's expansion strategy. He is also the CEO of ZITY’s French subsidiary, Car Sharing and Mobility Services France.

David Pistoni Pérez, CEO and Founder of ZELEROS Hyperloop, will participate in the forum Sustainable Transport of People and Goods with the “Hyperloop, the future of intercity transport (Hyperloop, el futuro del transporte interurbano)” conference. He is co-founder of Zeleros Hyperloop, the European company based in Spain leading the development of a scalable hyperloop to connect cities and logistics centres at 1,000 km/h with zero direct emissions, high energy efficiency and reduced infrastructure costs. He was also co-founder of Hyperloop UPV, the team from the Polytechnic University of Valencia awarded the best hyperloop design by Elon Musk's company, SpaceX. An industrial engineer, he studied in both Spain and Sweden, and has recently been included in the prestigious Forbes 30 under 30. His ambition is to make hyperloop a reality in the next decade with a Spanish-branded project with an international vision.