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Altigreen makes new appointments in its leadership team – ET Auto


New Delhi:
The Bengaluru-based EV manufacturer, Altigreen, has made new appointments in its leadership team to ramp up the manufacturing capabilities. The company has appointed Prashant Sankeshwar as National Head- Network Development, Indranil Bhattacharyya as GM, Vehicle Dynamics, and Girish Lobo as Head – HR.

Amitabh Saran, Founder and CEO of Altigreen Propulsion Labs, said, “We are really happy to have such experienced individuals onboard with us. We believe their experience and knowledge will help us take both Altigreen and EV adoption in the country to new heights. Altigreen will be looking at developing the best practices in nurturing human resources and we are confident that the top leadership will add great value to the company.”

Sankeshwar, with more than two decades of experience, will use his extensive knowledge of the automotive retail and wholesale industries to assist Altigreen in expanding its dealer partner network. He has worked with Mercedes-Benz India, Toyota Kirloskar Motors, and BPL Limited. Sankeshwar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has successfully managed ‘Retail of the Future,’ during his lengthy career.

“I am really excited to join Altigreen. The company has carved a niche for itself very quickly with its road-ready commercial EVs. I am confident to contribute towards its growth trajectory and will strengthen its countrywide presence to deliver the best EV experience, especially in the commercial vehicle segment,” Sankeshwar said.

Bhattacharyya, an industry veteran with over 28 years of experience in vehicle engineering, CAE simulation, and project management, is well-versed in the production of hydrogen-powered cars. He will be responsible for improving the performance of the existing and future product platforms. Indranil has a master’s degree in mechanical system design and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. FEV India, TATA Technologies, Mahindra & Mahindra, Maruti Udyog, and others are among his previous employers.

“I am really excited to be part of a team that has earned a name for itself with its sturdy EVs. I am looking forward to contributing my expertise, knowledge and experience to engineer world-class EVs for Altigreen, which ensure customer delight for both drivers and fleet managers,” Indranil said.

To meet the increased demand, it’s critical to find and nurture exceptional talents. With more than two decades of experience, Lobo will now assist the company in implementing innovative human capital practices, enhancing the company’s overall strategic plans and directions across segments, driving agility and efficiency in HR policies, and shaping dynamic environments with robust development frameworks. He has worked with Robert Bosch, Delta Electronics, Essilor India, Toyota Boshoku, and Kirloskar Ferrous in the past.

Lobo holds a B.Com. and a Master’s degree in Social Work, and throughout his illustrious career, he has managed greenfield projects from startup to maturity, developing HR strategies for blue and white collared employees, and managing talent acquisition requirements across divisions.

“I am very happy to join Altigreen which is playing a key role in transforming the future of India’s mobility to electric. I look forward to using my skills to contribute to the company’s growth and building a conducive workplace focusing on diversity, equality and inclusion for better results,” Lobo said.

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“MoEVing and Altigreen will be kicking off a major initiative solving a key issue in the electric vehicle space, vehicle servicing. Going forward MoEVing charging hubs across the country will be authorised service centre locations for Altigreen vehicles. The pilot for the same will kick off in Delhi and Bangalore charging hubs,” a joint press statement read.

Altigreen said this is the largest round made in the last mile transportation segment at this stage of financing by VCs. The company will utilise the resources to boost manufacturing capacity, launch new products including light commercial vehicles and strengthen the company’s presence across the country.




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