Published on 13 Mar 2023

GAIN Industry Speaker Series - Nissan

Mr Isao Sekiguchi, Regional Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Nissan in ASEAN, and President of Nissan Thailand on Nissan's current electric vehicle portfolio

On February 17th, 2023, the Global Alliance of Industries @ NTU (GAIN) organised an Industry Speaker Series on the topic of "Electric Vehicles Can Power the Future". The event featured esteemed guest speakers Mr Isao Sekiguchi, Dr Anshuman Tripathi (Senior Programme Director, Energy Research Institute @ NTU), and Assoc Prof Adams Kong (School of Computer Science and Engineering, NTU). 

During the session, Sekiguchi-san discussed Nissan's current electric vehicle portfolio and target markets, emphasising how this technology can help alleviate traffic congestion, noise pollution, air pollution, and contribute to disaster recovery, ultimately creating a more sustainable, safer, and inclusive world. Dr Anshuman then presented research case studies conducted at NTU, followed by Assoc Prof Adams, who showcased one of his state-of-the-art AI optimisation models for the power system. The session concluded with a lively panel discussion moderated by GAIN Director Assoc Prof Jasmine Lam, during which the panellists highlighted the key challenges and opportunities for electric vehicles, particularly in the ASEAN region.