Women Automotive Summit

Past Speakers


Sophie Seiwald

Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz.io

Before joining Mercedes-Benz.io, Sophie was building up the Digital Hub for the Daimler Financial Services Division in Singapore.

Linda Jackson

CEO – Citroen, France

British woman, leader of a French company. Like cars and above all the people who are involved in the business.

Helen Emsley

Executive Director of Design, Global Buick and GMC, General Motors, USA

In August 2016, Helen Emsley was named Executive Director, Global Buick and GMC Design, which was an expansion of her role as Executive Director of Design for Global GMC and User Experience, a position she held since 2013.

Dr Angelika Sodian

Managing Director, NIO UK

Dr Angelika Sodian is the Managing Director of NIO UK. Austrian by birth, she lives and works in London as part of NIO’s senior management team.

Roger Atkins

LinkedIn Top Voice 2018

Ellen Sasson

Automotive Industry Advisor, SAP, USA

Ellen Sasson is a veteran of the enterprise software and automotive industry, having grown up with IBM, SAP, Microsoft and Salesforce.

Monika Mikac

CBO, QEV Technologies, Spain

Monika Mikac is the CBO of QEV Tech, company which is leading one of the Formula E teams and offering engineering services to the automotive industry especially focused on the segment of electrification.

Gail Mattson

President, INWES, USA

Gail Mattson is a registered professional engineer with 35 years’ experience in environmental engineering, safety, radiological control, project management, and corporate relations. She received her BS in Biology & Chemistry, then her MSE in Environmental Engineering from the University of Washington.

Clare Martin

Group HR Director,Jardine Motors Group, UK

Clare has more than 20 years’ senior management experience working across multiple sectors such as motor retail, high street retail, telecoms and software, always in  fast-paced organisations undertaking transformation and change programmes including M&A activity.

Dr. Anna-Charlotte Fleischmann-Kopatsch

Senior Consultant, MHP – a Porsche Company, Germany

Dr. Anna-Charlotte Fleischmann-Kopatsch studied Industrial Engineering at the Technical University of Clausthal and was awarded a doctorate afterwards at the Technical University of Berlin with her dissertation on “gesture control and the improvement of the communication between shopfloor and the planning department.”

Klaus Steinmann

Global Head Automotive, Mecuri Urval, Germany

Klaus Steinmann began his consulting career at Mercuri Urval in 1998 in the Hamburg office. The business graduate focused on the automotive and aviation industries as well as on mechanical and plant engineering.

Livia Toth

Ventures Associate, @STARTUP AUTOBAHN

Plug and Play Tech Center (plugandplaytechcenter.com) is the most active VC in Silicon Valley and the largest innovation platform in the world bringing together the best startups, investors, and the world’s largest corporations.

Iva Matasic

CEO, Consulio, Inc., Croatia

Iva Matasic is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Consulio, Inc., Zagreb, Croatia and Palo Alto, California, and is a founding member of the global e-learning Think Tank ‘Company of Thought.’ With more than 15 years of entrepreneurial experience, Iva networks with clients and colleagues worldwide.

Uwe Kueppers

Senior Business Development Manager,Rockwell Software Chairman EMEA, Germany

Graduate in Automation Technology from the Krefeld university, Uwe Kueppers started his professional career 1986 Uwe has more than 25 years experience in the manufacturing environment and with industrial software and automation products.

Mary-Jo de Leeuw

Interim Manager Cybersecurity (& Policy), #justsaying

Mary-Jo was rewarded with the global Award: Iconic Women 2017, Creating a Better World for All by the Women Economic Forum and is a finalist at the Women in IT Awards 2018, category Global Leader of the Year

Ahu Serter

President, Fark Holding

Ahu Serter is an avid enthusiast of innovation, transportation and mobility
solutions, business disruption and women-led entrepreneurship. She is the President of Fark Holding, a conglomerate comprised of
automotive, whitegoods and tourism ventures.

Christine Lemley

President & CEO, Lemley Solutions, USA

Christine specializes in guiding global executives in the new world of security for the automotive industry.


Stanislava Winkler

Head of Customer Value Sales for Manufacturing & Automotive, SAP Germany

A versatile leader with a proven track record in Sales and Consulting, she joined the team initially as a Value Engineer with a strong Automotive focus.


Anna Honnér

Director Sales and Marketing, WirelessCar, Sweden

She heads up a team that helps global customers like Volkswagen, Daimler, Jaguar Land Rover and Volvo understand and evolve their digital business proposition.

Clare Jones

Chief Commercial Officer, what3words

what3words is the world’s first addressing system designed for voice – every 3m x 3m square in the world has been assigned an address made of just three words from the dictionary.

Dr. Dominique Freckmann

Global Technology, TE Connectivity – Automotive

Dr. Dominique Freckmann leads TE Automotive’s Global Technology efforts which includes the product/ technology/ manufacturing roadmapping process for the Automotive business unit as well as identifying new trends, anticipating the evolving needs of innovative players in the areas of Autonomous Driving, Connected Car, and E-Mobility, and supporting early engagements with TE’s highly engineered connector and sensor solutions

Dave Nelissen

Strategy Consultant, Mount Scott

Interested in joining this fantastic line-up? Submit your speaker proposal online, or email us directly: stephanie@wwpartnerships.com