Dr. Lance Zhou

Dr. Lance Zhou, CEO

With more than 30 years in the auto industry, Dr. Zhou has served as our CEO and Board Member since March 2022. Most recently, Dr. Zhou was CEO of Karma Automotive and previously was CEO and President of Beijing Foton-Daimler Automotive, while serving as Level 1 Vice President of Daimler AG Global and Senior Director of Daimler Greater China Ltd., the Chinese operating division of Mercedes-Benz Group. Prior to joining Daimler, Dr. Zhou was General Manager of NAVECO Co. and was VP and General Manager of the International Business Unit of Beijing Foton Motor Co. and was previously General Manager of the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Company of Foton and General Manager of the Marketing and Commercial Company of Foton. Dr. Zhou earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Engineering from Northwestern Polytechnical University, and a PhD from Nanjing University of Science and Technology.