In this episode we had the honor to welcome the next outstanding guest in the Elite Experts Conferences podcast: Yann Vincent, CEO at Automotive Cells Company. ACC is one of Europe’s newest high-tech companies. Backed by Saft -Total and Groupe PSA-Opel, ACC’s goal is to power the future of the automotive industry by innovating in battery technology.
The ACC aim to produce sustainable, affordable, high-capacity, longer-life batteries. An R&D center, new state-of-the art facility in France and gigafactories in France and in Germany will be build. It takes a lot of leadership skills and experience to meet the high expectations. Well, Yann Vincent has immense experience in the automotive industry, which he demonstrated most recently in his position as Executive Vice President and Industrial Director for over 6 years at PSA.
We talked about highly relevant topics like:
⁃ increasing demand for batteries in the course of electrification
⁃ sustainability and transparency in battery production
⁃ positioning as European manufacturer of battery cells
⁃ challenges and vision of ACC
⁃ why it is important to stay a startup company even though it also offers clear financial benefits to have corporate heritage and many more.
„Set yourself very demanding targets - that’s the best way to respect yourself“ Yann Vincent replied when asked about his best lessons in leadership.
EEC Podcast would be by far not the same if we didn't ask some questions about the personal development, challenges, and lessons learned of some of the greatest personalities in the tech industry, in addition to strategic and technical questions.
Find out in this episode:
- what Yann Vincent’s lessons learned are
- who was a kind of mentor for him
- how he defines private success
- where he still learns the most new things
- how highly he values trust when it comes to leadership and much more.
We wish you enjoyable listening!