Ola Electric Mobility (Ola Electric) has appointed BVR Subbu as a member of its Board of Directors. A thought leader in the automotive industry, Subbu brings with him a wealth of experience that spans across four decades.
Subbu currently manages a boutique strategy-consulting firm, Beyond Visual Range, advising global PE funds and serves as a member of the boards of various automotive and technology companies.
Beginning his career with the Tata Administrative Service, he was seconded to Tata Motors, where he held multiple leadership responsibilities across the vehicles and spares marketing/sales, service and sales finance functions. Subbu is best known for his stewardship of Hyundai Motors India and building the company to a position of pre-eminence in the Indian automotive industry.
Speaking on his appointment, BVR Subbu said, “Ola Electric is the perfect amalgam of the passion and social consciousness of youth, an exceptional appreciation and understanding of technology, and a demonstrated ability to successfully build global scale and competitiveness, coming together to attain the national imperative of sustainable mobility. I look forward to working with Bhavish and the rest of the Ola Electric team and contributing to what promises to be a path-breaking journey into the future.”
Bhavish Aggarwal, Co-founder & CEO, Ola said, “I am very excited to welcome Subbu on the Board of Ola Electric. Subbu has played a key role in building and establishing some of India’s iconic automotive products like the ubiquitous Hyundai Santro and the Tata 2213.
He further said, "His deep understanding of the mobility space and consumers will be very valuable to us in our journey to build electric mobility for India and the world. We look forward to working closely with him and benefitting from his experience and mentorship.”
Earlier this year, Arun Sarin, Former CEO of Vodafone Group Plc joined Ola Electric as an independent director on its board. Sarin’s role was of a mentor and advisor to OLA Electric.
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