Ola Electric appoints N Balachandar as new CHRO

N Balachandar

Cab aggregator Ola Electric has named N Balachandar as its new Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to Ola, Balachandar was associated with Coffee Day where he was appointed as the Group Director – Human Resources. At Ola, Balachandar will be accelerating Ola Electric’s talent organization, with an aim on employees and culture globally.

“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 organization that will offer a lifetime of opportunities for employees and enable them to make a difference,” said Balachandar.

Balachandar holds over three decades of global experience. He had been associated having with brands likes Coffee Day, GE Healthcare & GE Capital, Standard Chartered Bank, Strides Arcolab, Aon and Asian Paints, among others.

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Bhavish Aggarwal, Chairman and Group CEO, Ola, said, “As we work on driving growth and building a global electric vehicle (EV) company, we are ramping up our focus on building a world-class people organization. Bala’s over three decades of experience across various consumer-facing segments will help us ensure we rapidly scale up the organization’s structure, capacity, and capability to meet our global growth ambitions”.

Balachandar’s appointment is followed by the recent announcement of Wayne Burgess joining Ola Electric as Head of Vehicle Design. Ola is planning to launch its first range of electric scooters in the coming months.