Ola Electric ropes in former Hyundai exec to head global sales and distribution

Ola has said that Yongsung Kim's expertise in sales, distribution and service will be critical for the company's global expansion.
By : PTI
| Updated on: 06 Apr 2021, 17:42 PM
Ola plans to manufacture the scooter at its upcoming $330 million mega-factory in Bengaluru which is claimed to be the world's largest e-scooter plant. The facility will sport over 3,000 robots working alongside 10,000 workers.
Ola plans to manufacture the scooter at its upcoming $330 million mega-factory in Bengaluru which is claimed to be the world's largest e-scooter plant. The facility will sport over 3,000 robots working alongside 10,000 workers.
Ola plans to manufacture the scooter at its upcoming $330 million mega-factory in Bengaluru which is claimed to be the world's largest e-scooter plant. The facility will sport over 3,000 robots working alongside 10,000 workers.
Ola plans to manufacture the scooter at its upcoming $330 million mega-factory in Bengaluru which is claimed to be the world's largest e-scooter plant. The facility will sport over 3,000 robots working alongside 10,000 workers.

Ola Electric on Tuesday said it has appointed former Hyundai Motor executive Yongsung Kim as Head of Global Sales and Distribution.

At Ola Electric, Kim will lead both the domestic and international strategy for sales and go-to-market, a statement said. “I am excited to have Yongsung join our team at Ola Electric and look forward to collaborating with him as we launch our range of electric products around the world," Ola Chairman and Group CEO Bhavish Aggarwal said.

(Also read | Five things you need to know about Ola factory, world's largest for e-scooters)

Kim's expertise in sales, distribution and service will be critical for the company's global expansion and for bringing advanced, innovative electric products to customers, he added. "I am very excited to join Ola Electric and its team to develop a winning strategy for India and global sales for its range of EV products, beginning with the Ola Scooter," Kim said.

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He further stated that with this new assignment, he has returned to India, where he spent several years in the sales teams of Hyundai Motor and Kia. "So, it is doubly satisfying for me and a great opportunity to work together towards putting India on the world EV map," Kim said.

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First Published Date: 06 Apr 2021, 17:42 PM IST
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