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EKA Mobility Appoints New Leadership to Drive Growth

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EKA Mobility, an electric vehicle (EV) firm, has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Zoeb Karampurwala as Chief Product Officer, Murali Raju as Chief Commercial Officer, and Vijaykumar Yelne as President. These strategic additions are aimed at boosting the company’s growth and innovation in the EV industry.

Who is Zoeb Karampurwala?

Zoeb Karampurwala is an automotive engineer with over 26 years of experience. He has worked in key positions at Mahindra & Mahindra, Ola Electric Mobility, and Tata Motors. Zoeb has been crucial in developing electric commercial vehicles and projects like the Ola Electric two-wheeler platform and the world’s first CNG series hybrid buses. He holds an Executive MBA from S P Jain, Mumbai, and a BE in Mechanical Engineering from Government College, Pune.

Who is Murali Raju?

Murali Raju brings over 25 years of experience in engineering, IT, and management. His previous roles include President/CFO at Bharat Forge America and General Manager at Gerdau. Murali has an MBA in Finance & Strategy from Michigan State University, a PhD in Systems Engineering from Ohio State University, and an MS in Computer Science from Georgia Tech. His expertise covers accounting, corporate finance, operations management, ERP, and artificial intelligence.

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Who is Vijaykumar Yelne?

Vijaykumar Yelne has a strong background in operational management, having served as Director of Operations at MAN Automotive South Africa and COO and Director at MAN Trucks India. His career began at Cummins Engine Company, where he advanced through various operational roles. Vijaykumar holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Shivaji University and a Diploma in Business Management from Pune University.

New Leadership Comments

Dr. Sudhir Mehta, Founder and Chairman of EKA, expressed excitement about new leadership appointments. He said, “We are thrilled to welcome Zoeb, Murali, and Vijaykumar to the EKA Mobility family. Their extensive experience and proven leadership in their respective fields will be pivotal as we continue to innovate and expand our footprint in the electric vehicle market. Each of them brings unique skills that align perfectly with our strategic goals, and we are confident that their contributions will drive significant growth and operational excellence at EKA.”

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How Will These Leaders Impact EKA Mobility’s Growth?

The new leadership team is expected to drive EKA Mobility’s growth through their combined expertise in product development, commercial strategy, and operational management. Zoeb Karampurwala will focus on developing a range of electric commercial vehicles and achieving vertical integration of EV components, aligning with EKA’s innovation goals. Murali Raju’s experience in standardizing operating systems and identifying value opportunities will enhance the company’s commercial strategies. Vijaykumar Yelne’s background in operational efficiency and strategic planning will ensure sustainable and agile operations.

These strategic appointments are set to propel EKA Mobility forward, reinforcing its position in the electric vehicle industry and supporting its mission to innovate and expand.

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