Speaker: Philippe Farah

KEYNOTE 1:  New Generation Propulsion Systems and Electrical Machines for BEVs


Dr-Ing. Philippe Farah was born in Strasbourg, France 1969. He received an Electrical Engineering degree and a PhD, respectively in 1991 and 1995 from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble. He held several management and technical leadership roles, as VP of Mechatronics R&D at Marelli, where he led a global team responsible for electric motors and power electronics development.  His experience includes also: Delphi Technologies – Global Chief Engineer Electrified Systems; Valeo Electric Systems – Engineering Director Electromagnetic Motor Design.  Finally, he also served as Technical Director Electric Motors and Power Electronics for Great Wall Motors, Baoding, China, between 2016-2018 where he managed engineers developing motors and inverters for new energy vehicles. He recently joined Polestar as VP Engineering for Electric Propulsion Systems, developing the next generation high performing drivetrains for Polestar vehicles.

Speaker: Jaime Peredo Argos

KEYNOTE 2: Shaping New Energy. Last Wind Generators and What the Future will bring


Jaime Peredo is an Industrial Engineer who obtained his PhD in Engineering from the University of Cantabria. Since 2003 he has been working in Gamesa Electric, a business unit of Siemens Gamesa, in different positions. He started as a design engineer of electrical machines and since 2009 he took the role of Project Manager. Among the projects that Jaime led, we can find the G10x Generator in former Gamesa. During two years he also worked in Chesapeake offices in Virginia- US, leading a team to design and manufacture the G11X generator with a power of 5.5MW for offshore applications. In 2012, he started the management of programs related with hydro power customers. Some of the projects were located in Norway, Ecuador or Panama. Since 2014 he started a new role as a Rotating Electrical Machines Engineering Manager in Gamesa Electric, leading a group of engineers in the design of electrical machines for applications in the wind industry or others like hydro power plants, marine, nuclear or industrial. Since 2018, he also leads the project managers who deal with no wind programs.