EKA Mobility, an electric vehicles & technology company, and a subsidiary of Pinnacle Industries Limited, announced the appointment of Mr. Lakshminarayan as an Independent Director on its board. He serves on the boards of ZF CVS (Ind) Ltd, TVS Automotive Solutions, TVS Electronics, Sansera Engineering, Wendt India, Brose Automotive India, and many other prestigious companies.
His appointment is effective from 1st October 2022 and follows the appointment of the auto industry veteran Rashmi Urdhwareshe, President of SAE India & Former Director of ARAI to the board earlier this year, and the recent appointment of B Anil Baliga, Former Vice-President of Bus & Applications, Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles (VECV) as President, EKA Mobility said in a statement.
Dr. Sudhir Mehta, Founder & Chairman of EKA Mobility said, “As we grow, it is important for us to bring together a globally experienced and diverse Board of Directors who can help EKA to achieve its goal of reinventing the automotive industry Mr. Lakshminarayan brings a deep understanding and knowledge of building successful global businesses by harnessing innovation. His addition to the board will play a pivotal role in our journey to build an ecosystem that can help catalyze the mass adoption of new-energy commercial vehicles globally.”
Dr. Mehta also added, “As a company, we are pleased and excited to have such accomplished and visionary board members that reflect our culture and will supplement our efforts in bringing new mobility solutions that accelerate development and benefit businesses in a sustainable manner. We are looking forward to working together as they bring their collective experience in building path-breaking products & technology and scaling our company to newer heights.”
Mr. Lakshminarayan, Independent Director of EKA Mobility said, “I am delighted to be joining the board of EKA Mobility. The future of mobility is electric, and I strongly believe in EKA’s pioneering vision of bringing sustainable, profitable, and efficient EV solutions to accelerate the mass adoption of new-energy vehicles. I look forward to working with them to accelerate their vision, further strengthen, and rapidly grow the business.”
Mr. Lakshminarayan brings decades of leadership experience, primarily in the global automotive industry. His experience has spanned over 35 distinguished years in companies such as Bosch and Tata Motors. At Bosch, he spent over 22 years, holding leadership positions in India and Germany, and was an Executive Member of the Board. He then started HARMAN operations in India in 2009 and retired in 2017. HARMAN is a leading company in Connected Car Electronics as also Consumer Audio and Professional Audio Systems and is a part of the Samsung group with 9000+ employees.