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Shai Agassi, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Better Place, 23 July 2009

Major Business Lunch

Shai Agassi, Founder of Better Place, presented to 400 business executives about “A GLOBAL ENERGY REVOLUTION – ending our Dependence on Oil” at a Chamber Business Lunch generously sponsored by IBM Australia and Climate Change at Work.

ELECTRIC VEHICLES have an exciting role to play within the energy revolution – especially in reducing our dependency on oil.

USA-based SHAI AGASSI, former No 2 at software giant SAP, has led the global shift to electric vehicles with the backing of global leaders, such as Israeli President SHIMON PERES; ex-head of the World Bank, JAMES WOLFENSOHN; President of Renault / Nissan, CARLOS GHOSN; and Governor of California, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER. Shai was recently compared to HENRY FORD by New York Times Columnist Thomas Friedman and was also named one of the WORLD’S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE by TIME MAGAZINE, and one of TIME’s “Heroes of the Environment 2008.”   In the past 18 months, Better Place has raised approximately A$500m for the global deployment of electric vehicles.

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IBM Australia                  Andromeda Group 



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