Our Experts

Our world-class team of more than 350 automotive experts, editors and data scientists turn data into insights and action for our customers' businesses.

Combining sophisticated statistical analysis and algorithms with local human expertise, they create the most reliable pricing insights available in Europe, in 22 countries, daily.

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Our world-class data scientists

Our highly respected teams of PhDs and Senior Analysts build and maintain industry-leading methodologies and machine learning, to provide depth and accuracy.

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Our leading specification teams

Our highly experienced industry experts curate and standardise manufacturer specification, equipment, build rules and price lists in 22 countries across Europe and Australia.

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Our best-in-class valuation experts

Dedicated teams of automotive experts analyse and interpret market observations - from auction houses and car lots to online portals - across all of our markets.

Dr Christof Engelskirchen

Chief Economist

A highly-regarded automotive industry thought leader, Christof holds degrees from the European Business School and the University of Pittsburgh. His experience includes seven years as a management consultant in a leading consulting firm before joining Autovista Group in 2009 – first as Business Development Manager and then as OEM Sector Director. Prior to his appointment to Autovista Group’s Chief Economist, he held the MD position for our Car To Market, Consulting and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)-solutions business unit.

Dr Sarah Walkley

Chief Research Officer

With a PhD and 20 years’ experience in research and B2B publishing, Sarah has a track record of using market research to identify opportunities for profitable growth. Prior to joining Autovista Group in 2015, Sarah spent 15 years with Informa Business Information in Editorial, then as Business Development and Research and Development Director, where she initiated new products, and managed the business planning process. At Autovista Group, she works with customers to understand their current and future business information needs, shaping new product development. Sarah ensures that our development work is driven by what customers really need.

Samuel Keates

Chief Content Officer

Samuel has in-depth knowledge and experience in providing specification data that is aligned to customer needs. An industry-leading expert on WLTP (Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure), he is currently focused on Autovista Group's transition to the new WLTP for fuel consumption and emissions data, ensuring all of the necessary developments are made on our products and systems across our markets. He sets a Group-wide standard for specification data and provides highly-respected thought leadership in the area of vehicle specifications and emissions.