SMEV appoints R K Misra as its new President

The new management committee comprises distinguished industry leaders who have demonstrated exceptional commitment and contributions to the electric mobility ecosystem, SMEV said.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 24 Aug 2023 Views icon4914 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

The Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV), the apex body of the Indian Electric Vehicle industry, has announced the appointment of R K Misra, Co-founder of Yulu Bikes and Director at Magna Yuma, as its new President for 2023-24.

R K Misra said, "The Indian electric mobility sector is at a crucial juncture and holds immense potential to transform the way we commute and contribute to a greener future. I thank the members of SMEV for assigning me a new role to lead SMEV in its mission to foster sustainable mobility solutions for India."

The members of SMEV also appointed the following for the year 2023-24:

Akshay Kashyap, Managing Director, Greenfuel Energy Solutions P. Ltd as Vice President, Umesh Balani, Managing Director, Rotomag/Rotomotive Group as Secretary, Anadi N Sinha, Director, Group Corporate Affairs, UNO Minda as Treasurer.

Misra apart from being a co-founder of Yulu is also credited to have founded and exited Tenet Technologies (Sold to Hughes) and (sold to ICICI Ventures) post which he decided to leave the corporate world to engage with the issues of Public Policy and governance.

He is an IIT Kanpur graduate with a Master’s degree from Tokyo University, and also a Fellow of Harvard Kennedy School of Govt and Aspen Institute.

Akshay Kashyap is an alumnus of the Florida Institute of Technology and is leading Greenfuel Energy Solutions, which focusses on producing low-emissions power solutions. He has a background in mechanical engineering and has over two decades of experience, including roles at Swagelok Company USA and Delhi Fluid Systems.

Umesh Balani is the Founder and MD of Rotomag, which is involved in the designing and manufacturing of electric drives, motors, and gear systems for industrial, wind, solar, and EV applications.  Over 2 million motors/drives manufactured by Rotomag is claimed to be in operation across 35 countries. He was previously the Chairman of the MSME National Council of ASSOCHAM.

Uno Minda’s Anadi N Sinha is a HR veteran-cum-business strategist with outstanding people skills to manage personnel and ensure that human resources programs and initiatives are effective, efficient, and aligned to overall business objectives. He has over 38 years of diverse industry experience across automotive, electronics, telecom and retail.


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