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About:Energy names former JLR and Renault CEO Thierry Bolloré as Non-Executive Director

  • Former Jaguar Land Rover and Group Renault CEO appointed as Director of About:Energy.

  • Founded in 2021, About:Energy is pioneering the development of battery technology across automotive, aerospace and manufacturing sectors.

(left to right) Kieran O'Regan, COO, Thierry Bolloré, Non-executive Director and Gavin White, CEO of About:Energy
(left to right) Kieran O'Regan, COO, Thierry Bolloré, Non-Executive Director and Gavin White, CEO of About:Energy.

About:Energy, a world-leading innovator in battery technology development, today announces the appointment of Thierry Bolloré to its Board. In his role as Director, Thierry will be responsible for shaping About:Energy’s automotive and partnership strategy as the company continues to grow.

Thierry has extensive expertise in the automotive industry, most recently as CEO of Jaguar Land Rover and previously as CEO Group Renault as well as Vice President of automotive supplier Faurecia.

About:Energy is pioneering battery development using high-quality data to accelerate its customers’ strategic decision making across the supply chain from cell selection to end of life analysis. Its software platform ‘The Voltt’ allows customers to supercharge their in-house battery development programmes by reducing development costs whilst also seamlessly integrating with existing modelling software which significantly reduces time to market.

Founded in 2021, About:Energy’s portfolio of customers already include several of the world’s leading premium automotive companies. About:Energy is a spinout from Imperial College London and the University of Birmingham where the founders completed their PhDs.

Commenting on the appointment, About:Energy co-founder and CEO, Gavin White, said: “Batteries are critical for industries such as automotive, manufacturing, and aerospace, but are often considered a barrier due to the time and cost to develop. By leveraging state-of-the-art measurement technologies, our platform can substantially reduce development costs and decrease time to market with integrated advanced virtual designs. We’re incredibly excited to welcome Thierry to our Board – his experience, credibility, and industry knowledge will prove invaluable as we continue to scale and support a growing number of customers.”

Thierry Bolloré, About:Energy Director, continued: “Our industry is entering a crucial phase of its transition to electrification with battery modelling and development playing an increasingly important role in every OEM’s future product development strategy. In just 18 months, About:Energy has made remarkable progress with its pioneering approach attracting investment, research grants and secured significant OEMs as customers. I believe that as demand for batteries continues to grow, About:Energy is in a prime position to supercharge industry and I am delighted to join the Board at this pivotal time.”

Company profile

About:Energy is a leading battery software company headquartered in London. The company was founded in 2021 by Gavin White and Kieran O’Regan, two researchers from Imperial College London and the University of Birmingham respectively. About:Energy has focused on building a portfolio of battery measurement and modelling capabilities to provide a software solution for battery design and use.

About:Energy provides organisations with the tools to streamline their R&D, reducing time-to-market and enhancing battery system performance. About:Energy’s data informs better decision-making across the value chain, from mine to end-of-life. These activities include battery system design, lifetime prediction, and cell optimisation.

In 2022, the business closed its seed funding round securing investments from High Sage Ventures, Plug & Play Tech Centre, and Vireo Ventures, with follow on investment from Rishi Khosla (co-founder and CEO of leading fintech, OakNorth).


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