Dr. Andy Palmer


Hilo (Former CEO, Aston Martin)


Andrew Charles Palmer (born 30 June 1963) is an English automotive executive and engineer. He has been described as the 'Godfather of EVs' due to his work launching the Nissan Leaf in 2010 whilst COO at the Japanese company. Palmer is also known for launching Aston Martin's first SUV, the DBX, and first mid-engined sports car, Valkyrie, during his tenure as CEO from 2014 to 2020.Palmer was previously CEO and Executive Vice-chairman of electric bus and van company, Switch. In addition, Palmer is founder and CEO of Palmer Automotive Ltd, chairman of Optare plc, a non-executive director of Ashok Leyland Ltd, and Chairman of InoBat, a Slovakian developer of electric vehicle 'intelligent' batteries.


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