Founder & CEO

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  • 経営者


With a background in mechanical and production engineering, and a master in management, Damien has stated his career in the battery and automotive after market.
After working on setting up his own company to bring to the streets of Europe eco-friendly enthusiastic vehicles, he joined Local Motors to lead their business development.
After program managing the development of a military vehicle for DARPA, going from briefing to delivery of the fully functional vehicle in 5 months, Damien developed the outsourced innovation projects business line.
He signed up and grew the business line with project with Shell, Siemens, BMW, Peterbilt, GE, Airbus, ...
In 2014, Damien moved back to Europe to lead their expansion in the EMEA region, engaged with mobility stakeholders and developed Olli the Self-Driving shuttle from conceptualization to market introduction and industrialization.
In late 2017, Damien left Local Motors to start Spring a robotaxi services operator.





Background in mechanical and production engineering, and a master in management. I have worked in the battery industry, the automotive after market in Europe, and in various sales and marketing positions. I worked on a new business to put enthusiastic eco-friendly cars on the European roads through the use of co-creation and partnership with OEMs and then joined an American automotive startup to lead the Business Development of the company, developing the outsourced innovation business line as well as strategic partnerships. I then lead the setup and growth of that company microfactories network and vehicles portfolio for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, introducing a self-driving shuttle system to market.
This experience and the associated learnings, is the basis on which I am setting up NMV, New Mobility Venture GmbH, a Berlin based company setup in 2017 to provide autonomous rides services.