Bangalore, January 20th, 2021: Ampere Electric, a wholly-owned electric mobility subsidiary of Greaves Cotton Ltd., has announced the appointment of Roy Kurian as Group Chief Operating Officer (COO) to head its E-mobility Business of electric 2-Wheelers and electric 3-Wheelers, with immediate effect. Roy will report to Greaves Cotton Group CEO & MD Nagesh Basavanhalli while Sanjeev P, COO, 2-wheelers and Yash Purohit, Head of Business, 3-wheelers will continue to drive the respective businesses.
Prior to this, Roy was associated with Yamaha Motors for 17 years as the SVP where he was responsible for providing strategic direction to the company and driving growth for the Indian market. Most recently, he was associated with EV startup Tork Motors as Sales and Marketing Head. Given Roy’s rich industry experience, Ampere will benefit from his deep domain knowledge, strategic direction and organizational efficiencies, which will help in accelerating the next level of growth for Ampere Electric, ELE and other forays in electric mobility.
On Roy Kurian’s appointment, Nagesh Basavanhalli, Group CEO and MD, Greaves Cotton, said, “Our mission is to decarbonize the last mile mobility solutions using responsible technology. Roy Kurian has joined us to drive the next level of growth & further boost our leadership position in the EV segment. We are delighted to have him on board. With his expertise and rich experience, Roy will help us in strengthening our EV leadership position in the country.”Speaking on his appointment, Roy Kurian, COO, E-Mobility Business (2W & 3W) said, “I am delighted to be part of Ampere Electric family. In my new role, I aim to strengthen our presence in the electric vehicle segment and achieve a leadership positions in both electric 2-wheelers and electric 3-wheelers in order to provide sustainable, affordable, reliable last-mile connectivity and contribute to the government’s mission of clean mobility solutions.”