Greaves Cotton expands leadership team in e-mobility, retail and finance businesses

Appoints Narasimha Jayakumar as CEO of the Retail Business, Sandeep Divakaran as CEO of Greaves Finance, and Chandrasekar Thyagarajan as CFO of Greaves Electric Mobility.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 23 Feb 2023 Views icon7404 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Greaves Cotton, one of India’s leading diversified engineering companies, has expanded its leadership team across strategic functions. This includes the appointment of Narasimha Jayakumar as CEO of the Retail Business, Sandeep Divakaran as CEO of Greaves Finance, and Chandrasekar Thyagarajan as CFO of Greaves Electric Mobility. 

Since 2016, Greaves has been on a transformation journey to develop clean mobility solutions, and move closer to the consumer. Today, Greaves Cotton has created impact at scale, by steadily building dynamic technologies through continuous innovation, and building a future-ready portfolio of businesses.

Commenting on the leadership appointments, Nagesh Basavanhalli, Executive Vice-Chairman, Greaves Cotton, said, “The strengthening of our leadership team comes at a very opportune time as Greaves embarks on the next phase of its significant growth journey. World-class talent is the very underpinning that defines Greaves’ success. This continues with the new rank of leaders joining us, with each of them bringing an immense wealth of proficiency, vertical acumen, and industry insights. I am delighted to welcome them and look forward to working with them, as we strive towards our vision of empowering the masses with sustainable mobility solutions.”

Narasimha Jayakumar, CEO, Greaves Retail Business has nerly three decades of global experience in internet and technology companies. In his past stints, Narasimha has had leadership roles such as MD of Brainly India, CEO of Aakash Edutech & Vertical Head, Google India. He has also previously led Expedia’s hotel distribution business in Europe based out of London, UK. Narasimha is adept at organizational growth and value creation with a strong track record of scaling up sales and marketing of B2B and B2C products, customer service, and operations.

Sandeep Divakaran, CEO, Greaves Finance, will be responsible for accelerating the growth of Greaves Finance.  Prior to this, he has held leadership roles such as CEO of Ola Fleet, and Head Strategy for Ola Electric. In the past, he has co-founded OPC Asset Solutions, India’s largest equipment leasing company. A chartered accountant with over 23 years of proven track record in leadership and entrepreneurial roles, his primary strength lies in nurturing new business ideas into profitable ventures.

Chandrasekar Thyagarajan, CFO, Greaves Electric Mobility will be part of the organiaation’s leadership team and drive functional and business excellence of GEMPL. With over 34 years of work experience, he has led various functions like financial planning, strategy, statutory and management accounting, costing of products and services, business controls, financial risk management, treasury, investor relations, procurement, administration, resource and capacity management, and more.  He has held notable leadership roles in his past stints, including Chief Financial Officer for Birlasoft and CFO at IBM India & South Asia.



Greaves E-Mobility launches new Ampere Primus and updated Zeal EX 

Greaves Cotton eyes alliances with global e-powertrain majors to become full-service e-mobility company

Indian EV industry opens CY2023 with retail sales of over 100,000 units

Continental-Nisshinbo’s new plant in Gurugram to drive up localisation of electronic brake systems 

auther Autocar Pro News Desk calendar05 Jun 2023

Joint venture plant to manufacture valve blocks, further increasing the localisation content of Continental’s Electronic...

Bengaluru start-up unveils zPod autonomous driving concept

auther Autocar Pro News Desk calendar04 Jun 2023

Minus Zero claims zPod will help reduce traffic congestion and road accidents using its proprietary self-driving tech.

Kia India sells 18,766 units in May, Sonet and Carens outsell Seltos

auther Autocar Pro News Desk calendar01 Jun 2023

Growing demand for Sonet compact SUV sees it drive ahead of the longstanding best-seller Seltos for the fourth month in ...