As announced by New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on October 4, 2017, Dr. Upreti will lead an initiative to establish a lithium-ion battery giga-factory in New York.
Shailesh Upreti is a well-respected lithium-ion technology expert and inventor of multiple breakthrough technologies. An IIT Delhi graduate, Mr. Upreti has worked closely with Professor Stan Whittingham in the past and holds multiple US patents and their foreign equivalents in more than 30 countries. In addition to his technical degree he has a second masters in international business management in combination with extensive experience as an entrepreneur. Shailesh has successfully brought more than 5 different technologies to market including one in the material recycling space.
His 16 years of extensive experience includes bringing new products to market, business development, lithium-ion supply chain & industry networking, downstream processing and investigating organizational performance gaps. He is well integrated into the global battery industry and serves on various advisory boards. Shailesh is particularly adept in defining corporate commercial objectives, business support programs and achieving organizational goals while bringing new technology to market.