Jinglei (Ramon) Cheng
Chairman, China Operations
For the past three decades, Ramon Cheng has applied his passion for advanced technology to spur automotive innovation around the world. After receiving his MBA from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, he joined SAIC Volkswagen, a joint venture with Volkswagen, to become Division Manager of Logistics in 1989. His success in that role led to his appointment as Division Manager of Manufacturing Planning and then Product Development. In 2001, Ramon joined SAIC Motor as Executive Director of Technology & Dean of Research Institute. Next in 2006, he was Executive Director of Strategy & Business Planning. From 2014 to 2017, Ramon was CTO and Chief Engineer of SAIC Motor, overseeing strategy, big data, artificial intelligence, venture capital and private equity. In addition to being Chairman of China for Canoo, Ramon is also Partner and President of AGRC, which promotes investment in advanced industries.