CIO Bulletin - Innovation Excellence Award 2023
As Esmond Goei currently sits as CEO with one of the most innovative portfolios of EV charging solutions, he can’t help but reflect how he arrived here. When visiting his son in 2014, the idea for Power Hero was seeded. While having coffee, they were searching for an outlet to charge their phones, and were having trouble. They grumbled about how stupid it was that someone could use an outlet for hours on end for the cost of a coffee. When Goei started to think about acquiring an EV, that conversation came back to haunt him. “What if the available charging outlets were all taken, and I needed to charge?”. His research confirmed that to be the case as EV chargers were difficult to locate, rarely showed real-time availability and could not be reserved.