Sun Mobility appoints former Bharti Infratel MD DS Rawat as its India CEO

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 27 Nov 2020

Sun Mobility, a leading provider of energy infrastructure and services for electric vehicles, has appointed Devender Singh Rawat as its India CEO. 

Rawat, formerly managing director of Bharti Infratel, will be responsible for accelerating Sun Mobility’s business growth and expansion plans in India.

Uday Khemka, co-founder and vice-chairman, Sun Mobility said: “With 25 years of world-class leadership experience driving complex telecom businesses, scaling infrastructure rollouts and managing regulatory challenges, DS Rawat brings to Sun Mobility the right credentials to accelerate the company’s next phase of growth.”

D S Rawat said: “The EV sector in India, with the right vision and direction, can outpace any other country in the world with respect to technology innovation and its adoption. I am looking forward to reliving the giant leaps that the telecom sector made in the last decade, with Sun Mobility - a company that has a strong vision and proven solution to bolster mass adoption of EVs in the country. I strongly believe that the EV sector in India is poised for exponential growth in the next few years.”

Chetan Maini, co-founder and vice-chairman said: “This year has seen some exciting developments that validate the strong foundation we’ve built for Sun Mobility. Inducting a stalwart like DS Rawat in our management cadre is a significant milestone for the company and speaks to the significant growth opportunities for the EV sector in India.”

Rawat comes with over 25 years of experience in the telecom sector.  In his last role he was the CEO and MD of Bharti Infratel, where he successfully led and scaled the company for a decade and managed over 95,000 towers across the country on a consolidated basis. In addition to this, he also spearheaded the company to a successful IPO in 2012. Prior to Bharti Infratel, DS held management positions at international telecom majors such like Ericsson and Huawei.

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