Paul Charles is a senior executive and battery cell ecosystem “Thought Leader” focused on renewable energy technologies and manufacturing. He is the co-founder of American Battery Factory (ABF) — the first network of safe, clean, green, rapid-construction, modular gigafactories offering lithium iron phosphate (LFP) prismatic cells for the energy storage and commercial electric vehicle (EV) markets — and led the company as its first CEO and President. He initiated the onshoring of the supply chain to North America and with the Governor of Arizona, USA announced the first $1.2B battery cell gigafactory along with $240M of state incentives. He has 30 years of experience in private/public sectors including energy, nanotechnology, finance, manufacturing, real estate development/construction, mining and technology. Charles provides global consultancy services along the entire battery/energy value chain from inground assets to turnkey gigafactories to end products, serves on boards, chairs/moderates/speaks at conferences worldwide and creates strategic partnerships/consortiums.