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The focus of the Automotive Committee  is to provide a platform to support China-invested member companies that manufacture on- and off-highway vehicles and vehicle components or provide services relevant to the on and off-highway vehicle industry. The Committee focuses on issues which affect the development of the automotive industry in China by providing a forum where members can build their industry contacts, gain industry knowledge and share information about relevant regulations. Topics of discussion include government regulations, automotive best practices and key industry developments.


Chair Russell Scoular, Regional Director
Ford Motor (China), Ltd.

Russell is Regional Director, Governmental Affairs, Asia Pacific and Africa, for the Ford Motor Company. He is located in Shanghai China. He took up this position in August 2011 and has extensive governmental affairs and public policy responsibilities in a number of key regional markets. Prior to this assignment, he was Governmental Affairs Director at Ford Australia.  He was also a member of Ford Australia's Operating Committee (executive management committee).  He was responsible for all government and public policy issues affecting the company at federal, state and local level, including automotive, tax, environmental, trade and investment policy, for 11 years. He has graduated with a Master’s in Public Policy & Management degree at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

Vice Chair Ning Lei, Director of Science and Technology
Navistar China

Ning Lei is Director of Science and Technology, Navistar China. She is also the Technical Fellow at Navistar Powertrain Engineering North America. During her 25 years of service at Navistar, Ning has successfully progressed through a number of roles including Manager of Engine Simulation, Chief Engineer of Electro-Hydraulic Systems, Director of Medium Duty platform, Director of Advanced Technology. Ning was born and raised in China. She graduated from Dalian University with combined degree in Electrical and Thermal Energy Engineering. She went to U.S. in 1985 and graduated from University Wisconsin-Madison with a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering – Internal Combustion Engine. She also received her MBA degree from Illinois Institute of Technology with concentration in International Business and Marketing. In 2012, she received the SAE International Baranescu award of "Technical and Leadership Excellence in Commercial Vehicle Engineering."

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