We Are Gogoro
Horace LukeFounder and CEO
Horace Luke is a co-founder and chief executive officer at Gogoro where he is responsible for the company’s corporate strategy, product development and the go-to-market and commercialization of its products and services. Previously, Horace served as chief innovation officer at HTC, where he played an instrumental role in leading the company's transformation from a white label hardware manufacturer to one of the most desirable and innovative mobile phone brands in the world. From 2006 to 2011 at HTC, he led product strategy from concept to delivery, garnering a variety of industry awards, including the GSMA's "Best Smartphone of the Year" in 2010 for the HTC Hero, the GSMA's 2011 Device Manufacturer of the year. Prior to HTC, Horace spent ten years at Microsoft, where he led product ideation and brand development for a variety of Microsoft's most important franchises including the first generation Xbox, Windows XP and Windows Mobile. Horace also served at Nike where he played a key role in the brand development across a number of progressive brands.
Hui-Ming “HM” ChengDirector
Hui-Ming “HM” Cheng is a director to Gogoro. He previously served as chief financial officer at HTC, leading the company’s growth from hardware ODM to one of the most valuable mobile brands in the world. During his tenure, Mr. Cheng made significant contributions to HTC including enhancing the company’s accounting and operational structure while gaining unprecedented support and recognition from HTC’s institutional investors. Prior to HTC, Mr. Cheng served as CFO of Taiwan Mobile and Vice President of Finance at Winbond and was individually honored as, “the Best CFO in Taiwan” in 2002.
Dr. Samuel Yin is investor in Gogoro. As of one of Asia's most successful entrepreneurs, Dr. Yin’s diverse business ventures include retail, sustainable technology, healthcare, financial services, property development and textiles. Dr. Yin’s recent achievements include the successful expansion of his hyper market chain RT-Mart into China and the successful acquisition and growth of Nan Shan Life Insurance (AIG) in Taiwan. In addition to his successful business ventures, Dr. Yin is one of only a few Asians to commit to the Warren Buffett and Bill Gates Giving Pledge. He has also established the Tang Prize, a set of international awards for individual achievements in Biopharmaceutical Science, Rule of Law, Sinology and Sustainable Development.
Panasonic is a strategic partner and investor in Gogoro. Panasonic is a worldwide leader in the development and engineering of electronic technologies and solutions for customers in residential, non-residential, mobility and personal applications. Since it's founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates 468 subsidiaries and 94 associated companies worldwide.
Generation Investment Management LLPInvestor
Generation Investment Management LLP is dedicated to long-term investing, integrated sustainability research, and client alignment. It was founded with strong conviction for how sustainability risks and opportunities directly affect long-term business profitability. It is an independent, private, owner-managed partnership established in 2004 and headquartered in London, with approximately $17 billion in assets under management. Its chairman is former Vice President of the United States Al Gore and its senior partner is David Blood. The Growth Equity strategy invests in businesses that will help accelerate the transition to a sustainable, low carbon economy.
Incorporated in 1974, Temasek is an investment company headquartered in Singapore. Supported by 10 offices internationally, Temasek owns a S$275 billion (US$196b, €184b) portfolio as at 31 March 2017, mainly in Singapore and Asia. Its portfolio covers a broad spectrum of industries: financial services; telecommunications, media & technology; transportation & industrials; consumer & real estate; life sciences & agriculture; as well as energy & resources. Its investment activities are guided by four investment themes and the long term trends they represent:
- Transforming Economies;
- Growing Middle Income Populations;
- Deepening Comparative Advantages; and
- Emerging Champions.
ENGIE is committed to taking on the major challenges of the energy revolution, towards a world more decarbonised, decentralised and digitalised. The Group aims to become the leader of this new energy world by focusing on three key activities for the future: low carbon generation in particular from natural gas and renewable energy, energy infrastructure and efficient solutions adapted to all its customers (individuals, businesses, territories, etc.). Innovation, digital solutions and customer satisfaction are the guiding principles of ENGIE’s development. ENGIE is active in around 70 countries, employs 150,000 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €66.6 billion in 2016. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main financial indices (CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe) and non-financial indices (DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo Eiris - World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120, France 20, CAC 40 Governance).
Sumitomo Corporation (“SC”) is a leading Fortune 500 global trading and business investment company with 107 locations in 65 countries and 22 locations in Japan. The entire SC Group consists of more than 800 companies and nearly 70,000 personnel. SC conducts commodity transactions in all industries utilizing worldwide networks, provides related customers with various financing, serves as an organizer and a coordinator for various projects, and invests in companies to promote greater growth potential. SC’s core business areas include Metal Products, Transportation and Construction Systems, Environment and Infrastructure, Media, Network, Lifestyle Related Goods and Services, Mineral Resources, Energy, and Chemical and Electronics.