Yang Wu is a driving force behind transformative enterprises dedicated to fostering sustainable solutions, overcoming boundaries, addressing climate change challenges, and creating a better tomorrow. Mr. Wu is the Founder, CEO, and Chairman of Microvast, a U.S.-based organization focused on revolutionizing the lithium-ion battery sector.
He founded Microvast in 2006, leading the charge in cutting-edge battery technologies that reshape industries and redefine possibilities. His philosophy centers on the idea that small “micro” changes can lead to “vast” and lasting positive transformations for the environment, forming the foundation of Microvast’s mission.
Prior to Microvast, Mr. Wu spearheaded Omex Environmental Engineering, a venture aimed at improving living standards through innovative water purification applications. Under his leadership, the company’s acquisition by Dow Chemical in 2006 resulted in a remarkable 55-fold return on investment in just five years. Before Omex Environmental Engineering, he was founder and CEO of Omex Engineering and Construction, where he was responsible for building two large chemical plants, a methanol plant, and a butene-diol plant. His entrepreneurial spirit also led to the establishment of Worldwide Omex, Inc., an agent for a prominent oilfield service conglomerate.
Mr. Wu earned his bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from Southwest Petroleum University, which laid the foundation for his contributions to multiple industries. His capabilities and dedication have resulted in breakthroughs across various sectors, positively impacting lives and promoting sustainable practices.
Yang Wu and his wife arrived in the United States in 1994, epitomizing the embodiment of the American dream. During the last several decades, he not only raised his family on American soil but also created numerous successful companies. His achievements as an innovator and business leader serve as an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs.
Mr. Wu is a trailblazer and a catalyst for transformative change. As he continues to shape the future with his vision and commitment. Mr. Wu’s influence will leave an indelible imprint on technology innovation for a better tomorrow.
Sascha Kelterborn assumed the role of Chief Revenue Officer on February, 2021, leading our organization’s revenue generation efforts. As the Chief of Revenue, he plays a role in business development–driving sustainable growth and maximizing profitability.
Mr. Kelterborn served as President of Microvast Holdings, Inc. from April 2022 to January 2023. He has been the Managing Director of Microvast EMEA since June 2017. He also led Microvast’s sales & marketing efforts as Senior Vice President for the Western Globe region from 2018-2021. His journey with Microvast started in June 2017 as the Managing Director of MPS UK and Microvast EMEA, following his initial role as Deputy Managing Director of Microvast GmbH since January 2017.
Prior to joining us, Mr. Kelterborn served as Managing Director of Kelterborn & Partner, where he provided consulting services to the railway, building supply, and industrial sectors from January 2015 to January 2017.
During his tenure from December 2007 to November 2014 at Vossloh AG, Werdohl, Germany, Mr. Kelterborn held various positions of importance. Notably, he served as Vice President CIS & Mongolia from December 2010 to November 2014, and Vice President Sales from December 2007 to November 2010. His commitment extended to roles such as President of Vossloh Fastening Systems America Corp., Chicago, IL; Regional Director of Vossloh Middle East Business Rail LLC, Abu Dhabi, UAE; member of the International Sales Steering Committee of the Vossloh AG; member of the supervisory board of ZAO Vossloh Fastening Systems, Moscow, Russia; and member of the supervisory board of Vossloh Fastening Systems, Kunshan, China.
Mr. Kelterborn has a BA from the University of Applied Science in Kiel, Germany.
Dr. Wenjuan Mattis was appointed Chief Technology Officer on July 23, 2021. She joined Microvast, Inc. in 2013 and has served as Microvast’s Chief Technology Officer since January 2018, leading the development of battery materials, cells, modules, and packs from R&D to production. Prior to that she served as Vice President of Technology from January 2015 and as Chief Scientist from October 2013 to December 2014.
From March 2010 to October 2013, Dr. Mattis served as Senior Research Engineer at Dow Chemical Company in Midland, Michigan, where she led and participated in battery projects developing materials and cells for electrified vehicles and consumer electronics.
In May 2016, Dr. Mattis was elected as the youngest member of the board of directors of the International Meeting on Lithium Batteries Association. She also served as Vice President of the International Automotive Lithium Battery Association since June 2013.
Dr. Mattis holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering at Fudan University, Shanghai, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Mattis has been working on the development of Li-ion battery technology for over 16 years. She has authored 22 papers and holds 95 patents.
Craig Webster has served as a director at Microvast since 2012. Previously, Mr. Webster worked with the Ashmore Group, a dedicated Emerging Markets investment manager, holding positions as General Counsel (2007-2010) and Global Head of its Special Situations Funds (2013-2018).
During his time at Ashmore, he was a member of the firm’s investment committees for its special situations funds and Latam Infrastructure Fund. He also served as a non-executive director for BTS Group, a company listed on the stock exchange of Thailand, and Petron Corporation, a company listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange.
Mr. Webster holds a BA in Marketing from the University of Stirling and the CPE and LPC qualifications from the College of Law (York). He qualified as a lawyer with DLA (now DLA Piper) in 1998, and then worked as a lawyer specializing in cross-border M&A and corporate restructurings with Weil, Gotshal & Manges (1998-2003).