Yuan Gao, Amit Narayan, Pulakesh Mukherjee and Linda Nazar will provide strategic advice and international relations to help drive R&D and business growth
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., February 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Mitra Future Technologies Inc. (“Mitra Chem”), a leading innovator in the production of lithium-ion battery materials in North America, today announced the expansion of the company’s advisory board with the addition of global leaders in key sectors to the battery products industry. Advisory Board formation complements the company’s current Board of Directors led by Founder Vivas Kumar and CEO of Social Capital Chamath Palihapitiya and supply chain manager Will Drewery.
The new members of the Mitra Chem advisory board are:
– Yuan Gao, Former CEO, Pulead, Former VP Technical, Livent, Board Trustee, Lithium Americas
– Pulakesh Mukherjee, Ex-BASF, Managing Partner – Imperative Ventures
– Amit Narayan, CEO, Autogrid
– Linda Nazar, Professor at University of Waterloo
“We are thrilled to add these globally recognized leaders to our team. We are attracting top talent with deep experience in key areas at the heart of the global battery product supply chain. Yuan, Amit, Pulakesh and Linda share all our mission to bring cathode-based iron to market and lead North American production and distribution of key battery materials with innovation and efficiency to combat the threat of climate change,” said the Founder and Scientific Advisor. in chief of Mitra Chem. Guillaume Chueh. “I would like to thank them all for devoting their time and energy to supporting our growth strategy.
Last month, Mitra Chem announced the appointment of Jordan Lampert as Vice President of Product Development. Jordan brings to Mitra Chem 16 years of experience working with cathode materials and 36 years in several technical leadership positions at Engelhard and BASF.
About Mitra Chem
Lithium-ion batteries are the key platform technology enabling electrification in transportation, consumer electronics, as well as residential, commercial and grid-scale energy storage. Mitra Chem is building North America’s first lithium-ion battery materials products company that shortens the time from lab to production by more than 90%. Mitra Chem’s first core product category is iron-based cathodes for western battery applications. Iron-based cathodes are abandoning the use of elements such as nickel and cobalt, which face impending supply shortages. The North American market faces imminent threats of supply shortages without localization and relocation efforts. Mitra Chem takes cathode products from lab to industrial scale faster than the competition by leveraging an internal machine learning technology advantage to dramatically shorten the R&D timeline. Mitra Chem’s goal is to transform the cathode from a specialty chemical into a technology platform that differentiates cell performance based on the end application.
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