BVR Subbu joins Ola Electric board of directors

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 13 Nov 2019

Ola Electric Mobility (Ola Electric) today announced the appointment of BVR Subbu as a member of its Board of Directors. A visionary and thought leader in the automotive industry, Subbu brings with him a wealth of experience that spans across four decades.

This development comes exactly two months after BVR Subbu was appointed chairman of Ampere Vehicles, the electric mobility arm of Greaves Cotton.

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. He 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.

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 and 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. 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.”

Ola Electric is currently running several pilots across India to deploy electric vehicles and charging solutions and is committed to bringing a million electric vehicles on Indian roads by 2022.