Gurugram-based Statiq, an electric vehicle (EV) charging network, has appointed Needhi Lazara as its chief human resources officer (CHRO).
Lazara is a seasoned industry veteran, with over two decades of hands-on leadership experience across varied roles in policies and processes, HR operations, employee engagement, compensation and benefits, talent acquisition and talent management.
Before Statiq, Lazara was associated with climate infrastructure and technology platform SB Energy- SoftBank Group as director, human resources. Her previous employers include Times Internet Limited, HSBC, Delphi, and Amway.
Akshit Bansal , co-founder and CEO of Statiq, said her vast experience will help the company strengthen its HR function and scale it up in the right manner.
“At Statiq, we are thrilled to welcome Needhi Lazara to our management team as our CHRO. People make businesses and a company's performance depends largely on the fit between people and their jobs. That’s why, at Statiq, people are the first priority and we believe Needhi is the right person to manage our most important resource. Her appointment comes at a pivotal moment in Statiq’s nascent journey as we aim to accelerate our growth into a sustainable and collaborative ecosystem,” he added.
“I am very excited to join the organisation and use my skills to support our clients, partners, and colleagues. Statiq is passionately committed to its cause of providing an innovative EV network for all, and it’ll be my endeavour to take the company further towards its goals. Statiq, in my opinion, has a great business model and a young, energetic management team that makes it uniquely positioned to lead the dynamic industry it inhabits,” said Lazara on her appointment.
Last month Statiq announced a collaboration with EV maker Ather, to enhance the combined EV charging network in the northern states, with a special emphasis on the NCR region.
This appointment is the next step on Statiq’s part to consolidate its own processes, the company said in a statement.
By the end of the year, Statiq aims to have an approximately 10,000-strong charging network.