Top 10: Women in EV in the UK & Europe

From EV Driver to Renault Italia, Marelli to EZOO, Paythru to Polestar and more, here is our Top 10 women in EV in the UK & Europe

In celebration of International Women’s Day on 8th March, we take a look at some of the leading ladies across the EV sector in the UK and Europe.

10. Anya Bramich 

Head Of Marketing, Connected Energy

Anya Bramich

Bramich’s experience in the electric vehicle sector began in 2010, when she worked as the Regional Image and International Marketing Manager for One NorthEast. Bramich was responsible for the effective implementation of North East England's Regional Image campaign, including the investment in electric vehicles and offshore wind.

Since then, she has been involved in a number of strategic EV charging projects, across the UK and Europe, with the objective to support the transition to electrification.

“At Connected Energy, we predict that 2024 is going to be a BIG year for battery energy storage,” she said in January.

9. Helen Davock

Head of Laboratory at Bentley

Helen Davock

Helen Davock leads the Bentley laboratory research and development of new technologies. The luxury car company is clear that the end of its ICE era is close and Davock works hard to support the electrification phase of Bentley. 

Davock studied at the University of Liverpool throughout the 1990s, first a BEng, Materials Science & Engineering with Metallurgy, followed by a PhD in the Analysis of PVD multilayer coatings using electron microscopy.

8. Jordan Brompton

Co-Founder and CMO of myenergi

Jordan Brompton

Jordan Brompton co-founded the energy solution business myenergi, which helps customers to charge their electric vehicles with ease. Not only does the company’s product help electrify consumer travel, but also leverages sustainable energy options with grid connectivity incorporating solar and wind energy solutions. 

Interviewed for the March issue of EV Magazine, she discussed her favourite Taylor Swift song, breaking the electric glass ceiling and what she wants her legacy to be. 

7. Jane Hoffer

Chief Executive Officer, EVA Global

Jane Hoffer

Jane Hoffer is based in Porto, Portugal. As CEO at EVA Global, her role is to guide the e-mobility company as EV technology becomes more advanced. 

Hoffer attended tecHER2023, a virtual event by Volvo Group to inspire women in the technology sector. 

“Explore your own boldness,” she said of the event. 

Hoffer is also a member of thinktank Chief, a private network built to help advance women into positions of power - and keep them there. Its aim is to strengthen women’s journey into the C-suite.

6. Fredrika Klarén

Head of Sustainability Polestar

Fredrika Klarén

Based in Gothenburg, Klarén studied Civil and Environmental Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology, followed by the High Potential Programme at IHM Business School.

The Swedish carmaker Polestar is committed to true climate information sharing, which is where Klarén’s work is focused. 

Klarén joined the EV panel at Sustainability LIVE Net Zero, where she discussed how Polestar is delivering new electric vehicles, while balancing sustainable practices.

5. Sara Sloman

Chief Strategy Officer at Paythru

Sara Sloman

At EV Magazine LIVE, Sara Sloman discussed e-mobility and how digital payments factor into transport evolution.

“The payment experience is such a critical part of the charging experience because if you can't get the payment to happen, then the charger will not function. Those signals won't be sent back and forth in the right way, so the poor consumer won't be able to access that charger. Really, the secret to it is about making sure it's flexible.”

Read the full article here.

4. Charnjit Saranna

Co Founder & COO at EZOO

Charnjit Saranna

Charnjit and her husband, Lash, founded EZOO in 2018, based in Coventry, England, with the goal of bringing a brand new car ownership model to the automotive landscape.

“Electric cars are the future – and we're here to lead the charge. I am pushing the boundaries of the automotive industry, having been nominated for the Top Women in EV award two years running, in my efforts to bring more women into this space,” she said.

3. Denise Lana Molina

Global Head of Sustainability at Marelli

Denise Lana Molina

Denise Lana Molina is the Global Head of Sustainability at Marelli where she leads the Sustainability Council with a focus on the global sustainability and ESG agenda. 

Molina develops Marelli’s long-term strategy and execution roadmap and under her leadership, the company is adopting speed and agility to drive sustainable transformation.

Before joining Marelli, Molina spent 10 years working at Schneider Electric, in roles such as Sustainability Coordinator in Brazil to the Global Communications Director in Hong Kong. She is now based in Milan, Italy.

2. Gabriella Favuzza

Head of Future Mobility & Public Affairs at Renault Italia

Gabriella Favuzza

Gabriella Favuzza graduated in Modern Foreign Languages ​​and Literatures and has a MA in European Public Relations. She started working at Renault Italia in 1995 and rose to become Head of Future Mobility & Public Affairs Manager in 2023. Based in Rome, Italy, she leads communication, marketing and stakeholder management. In her work, she has honed the ability to work in international environments, develop partnerships with primary players and coordinate cross-functional teams.

“For over 10 years, I have been engaged in environmental sustainability and in ecological transition through the development of electric, connected and shared mobility,” she says. 

1. Linda Grave

Founder and CEO, EV Driver

Linda Grave

Linda Grave has rocketed from entrepreneur to CEO across the renewable energy and EV sectors. Grave built the EV Driver network of public charge points, with a goal to create an easy access PAYG network for EV drivers and make the EV world more accessible. 

“EV Driver is primarily a network operator but also offers consultancy services to the E Mobility sector,” she says. 

In 2022, Grave was recognised as one of the Top Women in EV 2022 and was awarded one of the EV Champion awards 2022. In her spare time, Linda cycles, runs and skis. 

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