Stellantis has named Rahul Rajupalepu as the new Head of its Global Digital Hub in India. He succeeds Karim Lalani, who has taken up a new role as the Chief Technology Officer - North America ICT and Digital within the Stellantis Group.
Rajupalepu joins Stellantis with nearly three decades of experience in IT and have held several leadership positions in the Automotive and BFSI industries before taking up the mandate. In his new role Rahul will be responsible for leading and driving the business growth of the Centre to accelerate digital transformation initiatives and build deep technology expertise for Stellantis globally.
Speaking on his appointment, Rahul Rajupalepu said, “It’s an honour to lead the Global Digital Hub in its pivotal role in driving Stellantis’ transformation journey towards becoming a sustainable mobility tech company. ”
Daria Colvett, CIO of Stellantis North America ICT and Digital added, "With his track record of leading across Global Capability Centres, technology experience and industry expertise, we believe Rahul is an ideal choice to lead the Stellantis Global Digital Hub on its next chapter of growth."
Since its incubation, the Global Digital Hub in India has grown steadily to become one of the largest in-house ICT and Digital organizations of Stellantis. With a team of more than 500 skilled engineers, the Centre houses strong competencies in various Digital skills, Digital Transformation initiatives, Industry 4.0 initiatives and Cyber security areas. Today, the Centre caters to a bouquet of cutting-edge digital products and software services for its parent organisation.