Teesside University to take to the stage at NEAA Expo to talk about sustainability in the automotive sector

Dr. Mansoor Soomro, Senior Lecturer in Sustainability and International Business at the Teesside University International Business School (TUIBS) will present a seminar at the upcoming North East Automotive Expo focussed on ‘How to transform the automotive industry into a sustainable industry?’.

The automotive industry needs a quick and significant shift of gears. Both big and small players in this industry are increasingly feeling the pressure of re-evaluating the entire value chain, manufacturing stages, shipping processes and product lifecycle. It is important for business leaders to understand that considerable change is required to shape the future of the automotive industry. The key is to be sustainable – particularly in building post-pandemic resilience.

Dr. Mansoor Soomro has a unique blend of work experience drawing from his work in the corporate industry and academia. In the past, he served in various international leadership roles with the global engineering giant, Siemens. Mansoor is also a Course Leader for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at TUIBS which is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) for Senior Leader Apprenticeship (SLA). His work on various occasions has been featured on BBC, EuroNews, CNN, Yahoo, United Nations, World Bank, Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS), and Enterprise Educators United Kingdom (EEUK).

Delegates are invited to join the session taking place at 10.40am and can register to attend at: https://northeastautomotivealliance.com/events/automotive-expo/

Dr. Mansoor Soomro said of the event: “I am delighted to be working with the North East Automotive Alliance and its members to deliver this topical session on sustainability.

“We have a rich history of automotive manufacturing here in the North East. This fast-paced environment is ever evolving, with the adoption of new technology and processes to ensure it remains globally competitive. However, sustainability is a huge consideration as we move towards net zero and the electrified future. This session will discuss the steps of change that must be implemented to ensure the sector remains resilient.”

Paul Butler, CEO at the NEAA said: “I’m looking forward to hearing from Teesside University at our upcoming Expo. Sustainability is becoming a key area of focus across all sectors, especially automotive, and I think companies will take away a lot of learning from this session.”