Ola Electric Appoints N Balachandar As Chief Human Resource Officer

Ola Electric announced the appointment of N Balachandar as its new Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO). Balachandar is a 33 year industry HR veteran and has worked with brands like GE Healthcare, Standard Chartered Bank. Prior to joining Ola Electric, he was the Group Director, Coffee Day Group.

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Published on May 7, 2021

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  • N Balachandar joins Ola Electric as Chief Human Resource Officer
  • He has over 3 decades of experience in industry HR
  • He's worked with companies like GE Capital, Coffee Day Group etc.

Ola Electric announced the appointment of N Balachandar as the Chief Human Resource Officer, going forward. N Balachandar is expected to help Ola Electric attract good talent, with a focus on people and culture globally. Balachandar is a 33 year veteran in the HR industry and has worked in companies across Europe, Asia and India. He has worked with companies like GE Healthcare, GE capital, Strides Arcolab, Standard Chartered Bank, Asian Paints and most recently; he served as the Group Director, Coffee Day Group.

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(The construction of Ola Electric's factory in Tamil Nadu is in full swing)

Commenting on the appointment, 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".

Also Read: Ola Electric's Factory Construction In Full Swing


(Former Jaguar, Geely designer, Wayne Burgess, joined Ola Electric as Head of Vehicle Design)

Upon joining Ola Electric, N Balachandar, CHRO, said, "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".

Also Read: Ola Electric Announces Hypercharging Network

The fully operational plant will meet Industry 4.0 standards will have an installed capacity of 10 million electric scooters per annum. The capacity will stand at two million units per year in Phase 1. The plant will have 10 general assembly lines and will be able to roll out a scooter every two seconds, and 25,000 batteries per day. The made-in-India scooters will be exported to Europe, UK, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Australia and New Zealand, apart from being sold in India.

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