Chris Mallios joins VivoPower Advisory Council

2020-11-16T06:47:04-05:00

Chris Mallios – a seasoned executive in the automotive, technology, resources, utilities and infrastructure industries – today becomes the fourth member of our Advisory Council. He joins Council members Eric Achtmann, Kim Lawrence and Ed Hyams and will advise us on our journey into the commercial electric vehicle space.

Mallios is well suited to the role, having held several leadership positions at Nissan Motor Corporation, including:

  • director of global business operations for Infiniti, Nissan’s luxury division
  • executive committee member
  • managing director of Infiniti’s Asia and Oceania regions
  • director of business development in China.

In the latter role, he oversaw the joint venture of Nissan and the Dongfeng Motor Corporation to produce Infiniti vehicles for the world’s biggest automotive market.

But his experience spans well beyond the automotive sector. Before Nissan, Mallios spent nearly 2 decades helping to develop safer and greener solutions for mining, utilities and infrastructure services, logistics, construction and agriculture equipment sales and distribution across Australia and Asia.

In these areas, he has helped businesses in markets targeting ambitious growth by:

  • implementing strategic transformation strategies and robust risk management principles
  • increasing market shares and customer satisfaction
  • improving profitability.

Mallios has a self-described ‘challenger entrepreneurial mindset’ and is eager to propel our sustainable business plans while creating substantial shareholder value.

‘I am very pleased to welcome Chris as another addition to our world-class Advisory Council,’ said VivoPower’s executive Chairman and CEO Kevin Chin. ‘Chris brings an uncommon blend of relevant experience to VivoPower, given his executive leadership roles in both the automotive and mining industries in Australia as well as Asia.’

Mallios’s experience creating high performance teams and growing distribution channels will be especially beneficial to our investment in Tembo, as they scale up their assembly facilities and build a global salesforce while expanding geographically.

‘I strongly believe in and am passionate about the power of diverse teams of people who like challenging the status quo,’ said Mallios. ‘My role on the VivoPower Advisory Council is to bring energy and clarity about where we are headed and ensure we always think big to deliver on outcomes.’

Mallios’s background also includes nearly 5 years as the CEO of CFC Group – an investment and development group that provides distribution, logistics and transport services – and nearly a decade as Asia Pacific CFO for TE Connectivity, a global technology company whose solutions power, among other things, electric vehicles.

Based in Sydney, he is a CPA Australia Fellow and holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of New South Wales. He has further completed executive programs as a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and INSEAD’s global top executive leadership AVIRA Programme.

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