Switch Mobility Ltd appoints Mahesh Babu to key leadership roles
Leeds, Chennai,03 September 2021:Switch Mobility Ltd is proud to announce that Mahesh Babu hasjoined the company and will hold two leadership positions with immediate effect: Chief Operating Officerof SwitchMobility Ltd andChiefExecutiveOfficerofSwitchMobility,India.
Mr. Babu has over 25 years of experience in mobility and joins Switch from Mahindra Electric where hewas Managing Director and CEO. Under his leadership, Mahindra Electric launched six new electricvehicles including 3-wheeler and 4-wheeler commercial vehicles as well as the innovative softwareplatform, NEMO. One of the most prestigious projects under his leadership was India’s first monocoqueSUV, the XUV500. Furthermore, he has been instrumental in shaping future mobility policy in India bydelivering electric TCO solutions through groundbreaking initiatives in passenger vehicles, commercialfleets, and last mile mobility. He actively contributed to various EV committees of both central and Stategovernments,CIIandFICCIanduntilrecently,heservedastheChairmanoftheElectricMobilityGroupat SIAM, the APEX Automotive Association of India and before joining Mahindra, he previously workedatAshokLeyland.
This key appointment, the latest step in a series of recent high profile appointments to leadershippositionsandtheBoard,reinforcesSwitchMobility’smanagementbenchstrengthandindustryexpertiseanddemonstratesthecompany’scommitmenttodrivinggrowthandsecuringaleadingglobalpositioninnetzero carbonbuses and lightcommercialvehicles.
Withthecombinedexpertiseof itsteamsintheUKandIndia,SwitchMobility willbuildonitsexperienceof havingmorethan280electricvehiclesinservice withover26millionmiles covered.
Andy Palmer, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Switch Mobility Ltd, said: “I am delighted toannounce this appointment as Mahesh brings over 25 years’ of experience to Switch and his expertiseasaCEOandtrackrecordasanEVpioneeriswell-known.HejoinsastrongleadershipteamandIlookforward to working with him closely to achieving our ambition to provide net zero carbon van and bussolutionsgloballyandrealising our boldsustainability objectivesatSwitch.”
Mahesh Babu commented: “Switch Mobility is determined to progress the adoption of zero-carbontransportation and I am pleased to be joining such a driven and distinguished team. The uptake of zero-carboncommercialmobilityproductsandsolutionsgloballyisbothapersonalandprofessionalaspirationof mine and I believe Switch has the capability and the compelling offering to create a leading first-classglobalelectricvehicle company.Ilookforwardtobeing partofitsgrowth story.”