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Who is Shai Agassi, and what did he contribute to business and technology?

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Posted May 9, 2014 at 9:34 PM via web

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Who is Shai Agassi, and what did he contribute to business and technology?

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Posted May 22, 2014 at 5:43 PM (Answer #1)

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An entrepreneur, Shai Agassi is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Better PLC. Mr. Agassiis the former President, Products and Technology Group of SAP AG. From April 2002 through to March 2007, he was a member of SAP AG’s Executive Board. His Better PLC is a new infrastructure creator and operator for the management of nationwide electric vehicle fleets.

He is an active member of YGL (the Young Global Leaders) organization within the World Economic Forum (WEF). His focus there is on topics pertaining to climate change. He wants to advance the use of the electric car in contemporary society.

Shai Agassi's Better Place has signed up partners including Nissan-Renault and the countries of Israel and Denmark. His focus is on making the world less dependent on fossil fuels.Better PLC works with governments, car manufacturers, and financial institutions. This is to create a large scale framework for fast transformation of transport systems away from fossil-based energy into non-polluting oil free solutions. In essence, Shai Agassi is concentrating on a new ecosystem for electric cars.

Shai Agassi has founded companies such asTopTier Software. TopTier is a top enterprise portal vendor. Furthermore, he is the co-founder of Quicksoft Ltd. (multimedia software localization and distribution); TopManage, a developer of small-business software, as well as Quicksoft Media (multimedia production, but no longer in operation). He started college at age 15 and finished college at age 18. He founded a number of software enterprises before 30 years of age.

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