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Board & Officers

Board Members

Chair

JeSean Hopkins

Senior Manager, Nissan EV Infrastructure Strategy and Business Development

JeSean Hopkins is senior manager, Nissan EV Infrastructure Strategy and Business Development, and is responsible for the development of electric vehicle infrastructure, working with Nissan’s government partners, utilities companies and various other businesses. Hopkins also works with other companies to grow Nissan’s EV fleet business.

Hopkins joined Nissan in 2001 as Retail Environment Manager and has since held various positions within the company, most recently serving as senior manager, Nissan Sales Operations.

Prior to joining Nissan, Hopkins worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Marcus & Millichap and Ford Motor Company.

Hopkins holds a bachelor of science degree in finance from Michigan State University.

Vice Chair

Idine Ghoreishian

EV Infrastructure Specialist, BMW of North America

Idine Ghoreishian is a member of the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Team for BMW of North America, responsible for operations and management of west coast charging infrastructure projects, dealer support for residential Infrastructure issues, and national rollout of dealer DC Fast Charging stations. Idine has been a supporting team member of BMW’s 360° ELECTRIC LIFESTYLE programs since May of 2014. Idine is continually promoting and getting involved in projects that support making electromobility more convenient and seamless for the EV driver.

Idine joined the team as Aftersales Support Specialist for the Active E on the west coast. Since joining BMW in 2006, he was also a Senior Engineer working on Telematics Product Development.

Secretary

Simon Lonsdale

Vice President, Business Development, ChargePoint

Simon joined ChargePoint, the world’s largest EV charging network, in 2011 where he is responsible for global business development activities. As a technology pioneer for EV charging, ChargePoint offers solutions for drivers to charge their electric vehicles at home, work, fleet, around town and on the highway. Simon is active with new market entry, both geographic and product segment, for ChargePoint, and is working on Smart City and autonomous (self-driving) vehicle demonstration projects.

Before joining ChargePoint, Simon developed several cloud software startups, and began his career in the UK in telecommunications and holds a Bachelor and a Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree in Electronic, Computer and Communication Engineering.

Treasurer

Robert Barrosa

Vice President OEM Strategy & Business Development, EVgo

Rob Barrosa joined EVgo in July of 2013 to lead the group’s business development efforts. EVgo owns and operates the largest public fast charging network in the nation, offering drivers a convenient, fast and reliable way to power the EV’s. Prior to joining, Barrosa was with AeroVironment Inc. (AV), where he held several roles in product development, engineering, program management, and business development. While there, he helped start the EV Solutions group that provided charging products and services for the latest generation of electric vehicles. He was primarily responsible for leading the business and product development of AV’s charging products and services. There he worked closely with automakers and infrastructure companies to develop the right set of solutions for their business needs. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Loyola Marymount University and an MBA from the University of California Irvine.

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