Behind the scenes.

The CharIN family - from strategic planning, the management of the corresponding technology, through the construction and coordination of the network to communication.

Executive Board & Managing Director

Chairman Claas Bracklo
BMW Group

Senior Consultant Electric Mobility at the VDA, Manager in the power train engineering division of BMW and Chairman of the CharIN e.V.

Michael Keller
Volkswagen AG

Leader development coordination for charging and charging infrastructure within Volkswagen Group.

André Kaufung
innos GmbH

CEO of innos GmbH and Managing Director of the CharIN e.V.


Steering Committee

In alphabetical order.

Gabriela Binasch

Director of Sales & Marketing at NXP Semiconductors and responsible for the Automotive Business Development.

Volker Blandow

Global head of electric mobility activities at TÜV SÜD.

Fabian Grill

Head of Charging Systems at Porsche AG Development.

Michael Heinemann

Chief Executive Officer at Phoenix Contact E-Mobility.

Selvam Kandasamy

General Manager, Embedded Systems at Mahindra Electric.

Claas Kirchner

Head of Software and Product Management Electric/Electronics Development at Volkswagen.

Jacob Mathews

Manager of EV Standards and Regulations at Ford Motor Company.

Johan Peeters

Global Vice President Sales & Marketing, Electric Vehicle Infrastructure at ABB.

Dr. Peter Ramminger

Chief Engineer and Program Manager Propulsion Electrification at Opel Automobile GmbH.

Oliver Richter

Technical Manager of Mennekes Stecker GmbH & Co. KG.

Roman Strasser

Head of Power Electronics and Charging Systems at AUDI AG.

Stefan Sturm

BMW head of predevelopment and system design. Further, he takes care of the standardization of charging systems.

Jim Tarchinski

Jim Tarchinski is currently the Global Lead for Codes, Regulations and Standards related to electric vehicle charging at General Motors.

Axel Willikens

Senior Manager Charging at Mercedes-Benz AG, responsible for onboard charging HW & SW including charging interfaces and charging system.


General Assembly

1 assigned Representative of each Member.

Jasmin Hamp

Project Manager

The association Charging Interface Initiative e. V. is registered in the German capital Berlin (“eingetragener Verein”, “e. V.”).

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