Jean-Luc di Paola-Galloni (Valeo) was nominated Acting Chairman by the General Assembly of EGVIA. He succeeds Wolfgang Steiger (Volkswagen) who retired on 1st October after serving for many years as Chairman of the EGCI / EGVI PPP and EGVIA.
On the same occasion, the General Assembly endorsed three new members - Daimler Trucks, the University of Bologna, and the University of Warwick - bringing the EGVIA membership to 78 members. To see the full list of members, click here.
We wish them a fruitful collaboration within EGVIA, and express many thanks to Wolfgang Steiger for his dedicated work in initiating and guiding the EGCI / EGVI PPP and EGVIA over the past six years.
Jean-Luc di Paola-Galloni is Valeo Group Corporate Vice-President for Sustainability and External Affairs since October 2010. He was previously CEO's delegate, member of the executive committee at Valeo since December 2006. He joined ERTRAC as Vice-Chairman in July 2008 representing the automotive suppliers industry.
In this respect, he's also member of the strategic group advising the board of CLEPA (European Association of Suppliers) and takes part to the electro-mobility working group within this association.
His commitment to establish fair relationships between the automotive industry and international bodies, with a multi-stakeholder approach is also reflected by his commitment to the advisory board of the International Forum of OECD Transport Ministers from the beginning (2008) and to the Global Council of Automotive Industry of the World Economic Forum since its creation (2010). Since January 2010, Valeo Board member to the Modernization Fund of Automotive Suppliers (belonging to French Sovereign Fund - FSI).
He was previously advisor to the CEO of Gaz de France (2002-2004) and has a research experience in the field of defence, international relations and strategic affairs at Harvard University (Cambridge,Massachusetts), Ecole Normale Supérieure and Institut des Hautes Etudes de Defense Nationale (in France). He holds several degrees in geography, urban planning, humanities. He had teaching positions at Boston University, Preparatory Classes to French Grandes Ecoles, Jean Monnet European studies center of Universita' di Trento (Italy),Tamkang University in Taiwan.