Amer Akhtar, COO and Head of US XPT, a division of NIO Amer Akhtar is COO of XPT, a division of NIO, and leads US operations, strategy, M&A and investment in early stage technology companies related to the EV/AV markets. His career spans over 20 years of investment in and operation of Internet and software technology companies that served automotive, business and financial services. Prior to joining XPT, Amer was VP and General Manager of Yahoo Small Business, where he managed a $100M+ technology business focused on e-commerce and online presence. From 2009 to 2013 he was Managing Director and Country President for ADP in Shanghai, China, where he built the core business from the ground up to be the leading provider in its sector. After graduating from Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Amer first worked for Braxton Associates (now Deloitte Consulting) as a strategy consultant. He then ran business development for Vicinity Corporation, a provider of wireless location based services acquired by Microsoft after an IPO, and later joined Investor AB, a $2B growth stage investment fund, where he invested in and managed deals in the technology sector.