Prabhakar Patil

Former CEO, LG Chem Power

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  • LG Chem Power Inc


Prabhakar has been at the forefront of the evolution in vehicle electrification for 40 years. Prabhakar is a trained aeronautical engineer and started his career at Ford where he worked his way to Chief Engineer of Hybrid Technologies which was the lead role on the Escape Hybrid, the first electric production programme by a North American OEM. After realising lithium-ion batteries were the future, Prabhakar left Ford in 2005 and joined as CEO of Compact Power which later became LG Chem, one of the largest battery manufacturers globally. Prabhakar currently advises various electric battery, technology, and vehicle start-ups.