International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association
The Board is the executive body of IHFCA General Assembly (GA), responsible for the Association’s major issues. Its main duties include:
1. Implementing the resolutions of the Representatives of the GA;
2. Electing and removing the Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary General;
3. The Chairman shall be elected every two years, and shall be geographically rotated among Asia, Europe, and the Americas in an established pattern;
4. Electing and removing the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Technical Committee;
5. Deciding to add or remove Standing Members of the Executive Board;
6. Reviewing and approving The Association’s working report and annual financial budget and fiscal report;
7. Reviewing and approving member fees, etc.
Ouyang Minggao, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Professor at Tsinghua University, Deputy Director of the Tsinghua Academic Committee, and Editor-in-Chief of eTransportation (an international journal on transportation electrification). The proposed position for him in the Association is the Chairman.
Professor Ouyang has presided over the invention of novel electric control systems for engines, developed multi-energy integrated hybrid power, made core technology breakthrough in hydrogen fuel cell power systems for commercial FCVs, and established the scientific and technological systems for the thermal runaway of power batteries. He has been awarded approx. 100 patents, with the economic benefits exceeding RBM 10 billion after patent transformation. Professor Ouyang has published approx. 300 SCI papers with over 25,000 citations and has been listed in the global Highly Cited Researchers List for many times. He has won two second-class National Technical Invention Awards (2007 & 2010), three first-class provincial and ministerial awards (2009, 2016 & 2021), the 2010 IPHE (International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy) Technology Achievement Award, the 2022 IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Transportation Technologies Award, the HO LEUNG HO LEE Science and Technology Award
Mr. Zhang Jinhua is the Executive Vice President and Secretary General of the Chinese Society of Automotive Engineers. He is also the Executive Director of the National Innovation Center of Intelligent and Connected Vehicles (CAICV), the Head of the National Expert Team of the 14th Five-Year Plan Key R&D Program on New Energy Vehicles, and the Head of the National Expert Team of the Strategic and Emerging Industries, the leader of the National Expert Team of the 13th Five-Year Plan Key R&D Program on New Energy Vehicles of MOST. The proposed position for him in the Association is the Executive Vice Chairman. Mr. Zhang has presided over the research and formulation of various national policies and regulations, which have provided effective references for the state departments to develop policies and measures for the automotive industry and for the enterprises in decision making. His main research projects include: Energy-saving and New Energy Vehicle Industry Development Plan (2012-2020), Studies on Supporting Measures for the Development of Electric Vehicles in China, Studies on the Energy-saving Strategy of China’s Automotive Industry, the Development of Power System Technology Platform for the Next-generation High Performance Electric Cars under the National 863 Program, Energy-saving and New Energy Vehicle Technology Roadmap, Energy-saving and New Energy Vehicle Technology Roadmap 2.0, Studies on the Trends and Strategies for the Medium and Long-term Development of China's Automotive Industry by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Studies on Energy-saving and New Energy Vehicle Technology Policy by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), and Studies on China's Automotive Fuel Economy Standards and Fuel Economy Policies. Mr. Zhang graduated from the College of Automotive Engineering of Jilin University in 1998. He previously held the positions of Director’s Assistant, Deputy Director, and Chief Director at the Automotive Technology Intelligence Research Institute of the China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC), and Executive Deputy Secretary-General of China SAE.
Mr. François TARDIF is designated as President of Faurecia China, with responsibility for overall management and operations in China. He assumed the role from January 1 st , 2018.
François TARDIF joined Faurecia Automotive Seating in 2012 as the Vice President for Mechanisms Division (2012 – 2014) and then Europe Seating Division (2015 – 2017). During his tenure, he took responsibilities respectively for seating technical safety components business, and JIT activities & customer front office in Europe.
Prior to this, he gained rich experience in general management & business development when he acted as Vice President of Central Functions & Asian Operation in Plastic Omnium Auto Exteriors from 2007 to 2012. In his previous experience, he also took functional & general management roles & responsibilities in AUTOLIV and VALEO.
François TARDIF holds a MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Ecole Superieured’Electricite - Supelec, Paris, and a MBA degree from Institute Francais de Gestion, Paris.
Ms. Wang Ju, Deputy Secretary General of the Chinese Society of Automotive Engineers, proposed to be the Secretary General of the Association.
She has served as the project manager of the GEF/UNDP China fuel cell bus FCB commercialization demonstration project and made great contributions in improving FCV fuel cell vehicle technology, business model research, incentive policies, and standard regulations. In August 2018, she led the project of Integration and Application of New Energy Vehicles and Renewable Energy in China by GEF and UNIDO. In January 2021, she served as the project leader of the "Thirteenth Five-Year" international cooperation project of China's Automobile Fuel Cell Development Strategy Research by the Ministry of Science and Technology. This project is a key research and development project of the Ministry of Science and Technology, an analysis of the application potential of fuel cells in the automotive field from the perspective of technological competitiveness and economic feasibility. She has also presided many national research projects on hydrogen vehicles supported by national ministries and local government.
Ms. Wang Ju graduated from University of Science and Technology Beijing. After receiving a bachelor's degree in metallurgical engineering in 1992, she started her career as an assistant engineer in Ansteel Group, China's largest steel plant. After obtaining a postgraduate degree in 1997, she worked as an engineer in the High-Tech Center of the Ministry of Science and Technology. She has been active in the FCV field since she was awarded a Master of Management by McGill University in 2002.
Mr. Ling is a professor-level senior engineer with a master's degree. Worked in Beijing Yanshan Petrochemical Company refinery and Beijing Yanshan Petrochemical Co., LTD. Refining Division since 1983; Deputy Director of Sinopec Refining Division since February 2000; Director of Sinopec Refining Division since June 2003; Executive Director, General Manager and Party Secretary of Sinopec Refining Sales Co., Ltd. since May 2012; General Manager of Sinopec Qilu Branch since August 2013; Vice President of Sinopec since July 2010. He has been deputy General Manager of China Petrochemical Corporation since March 2017.
ZU Sijie, Master of Engineering, professor-level senior engineer, vice president and CTO of SAIC Motor Corporation Limited, and he is also the President of SAIC Motor R&D Innovation Headquarters. Zu used to serve as Deputy CTO and General Manager of the Planning Department of SAIC Motor Corporation Limited. Currently, he is also Vice President of China Society of Automotive Engineers, President of Shanghai Society of Automotive Engineers, in addition to positions in more than 10 academic organizations. He is the Fellow of FISITA and has won the China Auto Industry Outstanding Science and Technology Talent Award.
Having served in the automotive industry for nearly 30 years, Zu has developed solid technical expertise and industry foresight. As director of the technical committee of SAIC Motor Corporation, Zu built up the technical roadmap for SAIC’s new energy, intelligent and connected vehicles, digitization and other innovation initiatives. He also played the leading role in setting up strategies for capacity building of whole-car and key component R&D, building a series of China-leading, world-class core technologies and products in line with the “Four-New Trends” of the automotive industry, and building SAIC’s industrial chain and ecosystem in the fields of new energy, intelligent and connected vehicles and digitalization.
Lee hyuk joon graduated from The School of Economics and Management of Jilin University, and obtained the EMBA of Peking University and the doctor's degree of Business School of Renmin University of China successively. Since 2001, he has been working for Hyundai Motor Group in China. He has rich experience in government communication, enterprise strategic planning, product technology layout, joint venture development and management, hydrogen fuel cell layout and development, localized management and other fields.
Mr. Yuda Shuji joined in TOYOTA MOTOR in 1989. He had been responsible for engines advanced technologies R&D, mass production technologies R&D. And he had worked on powertrain R&D in North America R&D Center, after that he was back to Japan working on powertrain developmemnt and powertrain planning including FC Technologies. Since 2017, Mr. Yuda had been President of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (china) Co., Ltd. Beijing Branch. In 2019, he was appointed as Technical Director of Toyota Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd.He has rich experience in China's policies and regulations, fuel cell product introduction, application and promotion.
Head of Market Development PGMs, APAC, Anglo American Plc. Group
Mr. Chen joined Anglo American in May 2020 as Head of Market Development PGMs, APAC, where he is
responsible for developing, executing and optimizing strategies for the future growth of the PGMs market,
as well as pursuing research and investment opportunities in new technologies, processes and growth
areas around PGMs in the energy, materials, automotive, chemical, pharmaceutical, electronics, jewelry,
environmental and carbon neutral sectors.
From 2005 to 2020, Mr. Chen held key positions in general management, strategic planning, marketing,
and manufacturing operations for leading international companies in the new energy industry. He served
as the marketing director of Asia Pacific region for Valence, a pioneer in power batteries, and was the first
to introduce the application of large lithium-ion power batteries in China; he served as the Head of BU
environment and energy and the marketing director of energy storage business in China for the Europe's
leading fine chemicals company, Sud-Chemie and Clariant, respectively, and successfully commercialized
lithium iron phosphate materials in cooperation with leading battery companies in China, establishing a
leading position in the field of power batteries. During his tenure as General Manager China for Johnson
Matthey's New Power Systems business line, he was responsible for the operation of the Lithium Iron
Phosphate (LiFePO4) production base in China and the expansion of the fuel cell business. In 2018, he
joined the world's largest lithium resource supplier, Albemarle in USA, as Global Business Director of
Lithium Metal and Specialty Lithium Salt Business, responsible for strategic planning and business
development of global lithium metal energy storage applications, as well as participating in the
development and implementation of strategic planning for lithium resource allocation in Australia.