Switch Mobility Ltd announced that Mahesh Babu has joined the company and will hold two leadership positions with immediate effect: Chief Operating Officer of Switch Mobility Ltd and Chief Executive Officer of Switch Mobility, India.
Mr. Babu has over 25 years of experience in mobility and joins Switch from Mahindra Electric where he was Managing Director and CEO. Under his leadership, Mahindra Electric launched six new electric vehicles including 3-wheeler and 4-wheeler commercial vehicles, as well as the innovative software platform NEMO. One of the most prestigious projects under his leadership was India’s first monocoque SUV, the XUV500.
Furthermore, he has been instrumental in shaping future mobility policy in India by delivering electric TCO solutions through groundbreaking initiatives in passenger vehicles, commercial fleets, and last-mile mobility. He actively contributed to various EV committees of both central and state governments, CII and FICCI.
Until recently he served as the Chairman of the Electric Mobility Group at SIAM, the APEX Automotive Association of India, and before joining Mahindra, he previously worked at Ashok Leyland.
This key appointment, the latest step in a series of recent high profile appointments to leadership positions and the board, reinforces Switch Mobility’s management bench strength and industry expertise and demonstrates the company’s commitment to driving growth and securing a leading global position in net zero carbon buses and light commercial vehicles.
With the combined expertise of its teams in the UK and India, Switch Mobility will build on its experience of having more than 280 electric vehicles in service with over 26 million miles covered.
Andy Palmer, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Switch Mobility Ltd, said: “I am delighted to announce this appointment as Mahesh brings over 25 years of experience to Switch and his expertise as a CEO and track record as an EV pioneer is well-known. He joins a strong leadership team and I look forward to working with him closely to achieving our ambition to provide net-zero carbon van and bus solutions globally and realizing our bold sustainability objectives at Switch.”
Mahesh Babu commented: “Switch Mobility is determined to progress the adoption of zero-carbon transportation and I am pleased to be joining such a driven and distinguished team. The uptake of zero-carbon commercial mobility products and solutions globally is both a personal and professional aspiration of mine and I believe Switch has the capability and the compelling offering to create a leading first-class global electric vehicle company. I look forward to being part of its growth story.”