Honorary Members

Upcell Alliance wants to acknowledge those who have shown unwavering support, invaluable advice, and boundless dedication to help our association grow and be successful. This page presents them, rewarded as honorary members by our board of directors for their outstanding contributions and the role they have played in our journey.

Bernat Illa

Awarded on April 13th, 2023 in Copenhagen

Born 1986 in Capellades (Barcelona).
I started my career at Schneider Electric linked with the IT world, but more and more I wanted to be part of the great Business World, with a big focus on Digitization and Sustainability, so this is why I was so connected with UpCell.
I am also passionate about spending time with my family & friends, either travelling, doing sport or enjoying a great glass of wine while we try to save the world.
Hoping to meet you soon and to grow together this great alliance!

Simone Dolzan

Awarded on April 13th, 2023 in Copenhagen

Head of Electrification in Comau.
Passionate & Experienced Executive with a history in complex industrial environments such as batteries, metals & ceramic industry.
Skilled in Production Management, Product Development, Profit & Loss Management, Business Strategy and Planning, Company Merger & Acquisition & Restructuring.
Passionate about rugby, skiing, books, wine and travelling.
For me “Upcell is the symbol of a better future!”

Tomas Megia

Awarded on October 5th, 2023 in Barcelona

Tomás Megía is the leader of the OPTIMA Office for the Mobility Industry Transformation at the Catalan Government. He was born in the cute coastal village of Blanes and spent a major part of his life commuting to Barcelona becoming a great passionate about mobility. From his background in telecommunications engineering and in business management he also believes firmly in digitization, efficiency, and sustainability for a better future for his family, friends and the world. He’s been involved in other relevant public service projects such as the deployment of the information and communications systems for the Catalan Police, in private initiatives in the field of consultancy with T-systems and Cap Gemini and in new business creation as was the case of the first worldwide commercial free-float moto sharing platform COOLTRA that he is proud to have launched.

Ingrid Leiser

Awarded on April 11th, 2024 in Milano

Ingrid is an industrial engineer with a track record at Schneider Electric since 2016, initially as an application design engineer in robotics and machine control. In 2022, she transitioned to the battery sector, joining Claude Laperiere’s team to manage the creation of Upcell Alliance, then held the position of Secretary General of the alliance during the year of 2023.

Nino Guidetti

Awarded on April 11th, 2024 in Milano

With a background in engineering and project leadership in various industries, graduated in Politecnico di Milano in Electronic Engineering, Nino is the Global OEM VP at Schneider Electric, covering machinery sub-segments and applications, where he supports European countries in their growth with Schneider Electric’s industrial automation offer. Having founded in his carrier and led a specialized integration company, focusing on MES and production traceability systems, Nino keeps a strong entrepreneur mindset, and identifies key success factors in managing and leading multicultural teams, emphasizing the importance of change management and innovation.