Sebastian Barleben

Credit Suisse

Managing Director, Global Head of Mobility Banking

Sebastian Barleben is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking Capital Markets (IBCM) division, based in New York. He is the Global Head of Mobility Banking at Credit Suisse. Sebastian joined Credit Suisse in August 2014 from Morgan Stanley where he was a Vice President in the Diversified Industrials team in the Investment Banking division having started there in 2008. Prior to that, he worked at McKinsey for 6 years as a management consultant. Sebastian holds a degree in Economics and Sinology from the University of Tuebingen, Germany, and a Masters of Business Administration from New York University, Stern School of Business.

Sessions With Sebastian Barleben

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 08:30am - 09:10am (CST) / 08/mar/2022 02:30 pm - 08/mar/2022 03:10 pm

    Electric or Eclectic Mobility? Why some believe that net zero has just saved the combustion engine

    Panel Transportation & Mobility/Electrification (EVs/built environment)

    Sustainability and electric vehicles are two strategic heavyweights, often found at the top of priority lists in the automotive, energy, and government sectors. Investors looking to decarbonize portfolios look favorably for progress in both sustainability and electric vehicles. But are these priorities truly not mutually exclusive? Why are opinions split regarding automobiles? Is there a risk of mistaking the pursuit of eclectic strategies as purely electric stage fright? Sectoral inter-reliance is increasing, but what challenges must be overcome to ensure net-zero alignment and an overall positive outcome? Could factors governing the combustion vehicle’s lifetime suddenly change? How would a profound decrease in manufacturing volume impact the combustion engine’s continued ubiquity?