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Meet the Autonomy Team

Meet our superstar team who are helping the world’s leading mobility companies communicate and generate sales leads across our physical and digital platforms and events

Ross Douglas


Ross Douglas started his career as a wildlife documentary filmmaker before launching an event company in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2005. In 2012 Douglas spent time in Lagos, Delhi, Copenhagen and Berlin, where he could not help noticing the stark difference between cities with toxic traffic congestion (Lagos and Delhi) and those with clean, efficient mobility facilitated mainly by bicycles (Copenhagen and Berlin). After researching the subject, Douglas realised there was a need for a new type of trade show to gather businesses and cities dedicated to sustainable mobility. This was the genesis of Autonomy Paris – an event that brings innovators, policymakers, press and public together in Paris once a year to experience and create new mobility solutions.

Adeline Larroque

General Manager

Adeline is the General Manager at Autonomy. She is highly passionate about international business development and sustainability. She has over 17 years of international experience in several countries including Europe, USA, Middle East, China and India. You can reach out to her in French, English and Spanish.

Ludovic Privat

Senior Mobility Expert

Ludovic Privat has spent more than twenty years in the field of connected cars, location-based services and smart mobility. He most notably founded the online media GPS Business News headquartered in Chicago, the pan-European B2B conference ConnecteDriver & Smart Mobility held in Brussels, and CROWDLOC, a geo-location startup established in Paris. He also held PR, marketing and business development roles at Navman and Geoflex, two technology companies in the field of navigation & GPS technologies. Ludovic joined Autonomy in 2022 as Head of Revenue & Senior Mobility Expert.

Andrew Boakes

Head of Conferences

Andrew has been in the media industry for most of his career. Starting in B2B magazines 26 years ago, and then moving across to consumer motoring titles for a number of years, he embarked on a career change into the world of events and conferences in 2015. Having worked on a number of highly successful conferences in the transport and mobility space, specifically in the field of AVs, Andrew is leading the development of existing Autonomy products while identifying areas for new launches to expand our community.

Gia Chinchilla 

US Main Representative

Gia is an international energy and mobility professional, TED speaker, and nonprofit founder with over seven years experience working at the intersection of climate, technology, and business strategy. By taking a holistic approach to carbon reduction strategizing, Gia helps each of her global client’s meet their decarbonization goals. Outside of work, Gia connects with her community as Founder of Climate Action LAb, an environmental-justice digital media platform. Her proven creative storytelling supports the advancement of the local climate adaptation policies in her native Los Angeles and beyond.

Vincent Cook

Marketing Director

Vincent is a highly motivated and goal-driven professional with a passion for multi-experience technology. His expertise lie in advanced marketing tactics, sustainable tech, and software development. 

With a solid foundation in technology, Vincent excels in delivering outstanding results in the digital sphere. He effectively manages projects and oversees all tech related endeavours, ensuring efficient workflows and successful outcomes. 

Vincent's unique blend of technical expertise and a strategic mindset makes him adept at developing cutting-edge software solutions, crafting seamless user experiences, and overseeing complex projects. 

He stays up-to-date with the latest industry trends, ensuring that his work is always innovative. With his current focus being on the digital immune system as a whole. When not working, Vincent finds joy in the company of his dog and exploring different parts of the world, just like Tintin.

Lisa Bailey

Creative Director

Hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, Lisa Bailey is a dynamic Creative Director who has carved a prominent position for herself in the world of creativity and brand communications. Her journey began with an unyielding passion for artistry and a keen eye for effective communication. 

With a Bachelor's degree in Creative Brand Communications, Lisa possesses the ideal mix of creativity and strategic acumen to lead transformative change in the ever-evolving mobility landscape. It was her desire to create a positive impact on the world that led her to explore opportunities where she could align her talents with meaningful causes.

Lucille Cressent

Ops & Logistics Officer

Lucille is known for her boundless enthusiasm and a keen passion for exploration. A year ago, after achieving her 2-year Tourism diploma, she embarked on an adventurous journey to South Korea, immersing herself in a new culture, lifestyle, and forming connections with people from diverse backgrounds. She's committed to practicing eco-responsibility while pursuing her interests, making her an ideal fit for the Mobility sector.

Mathilde Karceles

Head of Public Affairs and Partnerships

Graduate of Sciences Po (political science) in France and Germany, Mathilde has been working for 7 years in public sector on different levels (territorial, national and european) after joining a French company in shared mobility as General Secretary and Head of Public Affairs. She is now going to manage the Public Affairs and Partnerships for Autonomy.

Joachim Schauving 

Public Affairs & Partnerships Officer 

Currently in his second year of a Master's degree, Joachim is passionate about politics and history. He worked in the humanitarian field for a year. Having always lived in the Paris region, he is well aware of the challenges of decarbonizing cities. He will now be assisting Mathilde to manage the Public Affairs and Partnerships for Autonomy.

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