Balachandar, an industry HR veteran with 33 years of experience, has worked in India and Europe with GE Healthcare and GE Capital in several senior HR leadership and M&A roles, with Strides Arcolab, with Standard Chartered Bank and with Asian Paints early in his career. Recently he was Group director with the Coffee Day Group.

New Delhi: Ola Electric has hired N Balachandar as chief human resources officer. In his new role, Balachandar will accelerate Ola Electric’s journey to become a world-class talent organisation, with a focus on people and culture globally.

Balachandar, an industry HR veteran with 33 years of experience, has worked in India and Europe with GE Healthcare and GE Capital in several senior HR leadership and M&A roles, with Strides Arcolab, with Standard Chartered Bank and with Asian Paints early in his career. Recently he was Group director with the Coffee Day Group.

Bala’s over three decades of experience across various consumer-facing segments will help us ensure we rapidly scale up the organisation’s structure, capacity, and capability to meet our global growth ambitionsBhavish Aggarwal, chairman and Group CEO, Ola

Bhavish Aggarwal, chairman and Group CEO, Ola, said, “As we work on driving growth and building a global EV company, we are ramping up our focus on building a world-class people organisation. Bala’s over three decades of experience across various consumer-facing segments will help us ensure we rapidly scale up the organisation’s structure, capacity, and capability to meet our global growth ambitions”.“I am excited to join Ola’s mission to transition the world to sustainable mobility. Having the best talent from around the world is integral to this mission and I look forward to building a global organisation that will offer a lifetime of opportunities for employees and enable them to make a difference,” Balachandar said.

Balachandar’s appointment comes close on the heels of Wayne Burgess who joined Ola Electric recently as Head of Vehicle Design.

Ola is gearing up to launch the first in its range of electric scooters in the coming months. The Ola Scooter will roll out from the Ola Futurefactory in Tamil Nadu.

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