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Ola Electric ropes in auto veteran Yongsung Kim to head global sales, distribution

Yongsung Kim will lead both the domestic, international strategy for sales and go-to-market for Ola Electric as it gears up to launch its first electric scooter across India and multiple international markets, the company said

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A file photo of Yongsung Kim

NEW DELHI : Ola Electric, India's leading mobility company, on Tuesday announced the appointment of Yongsung Kim as head of global sales and distribution, overseeing India and international markets.

Yongsung , 35-year veteran with Hyundai Motor and Kia, brings global automotive sales experience from around the world, including North America, Europe, UK, Middle East, Africa, ASEAN, Asia Pacific and of course India where he spent several years, first with Hyundai Motor and then with Kia, to build their market-leading presence in India.

Yongsung will lead both the domestic and international strategy for sales and go-to-market for Ola Electric as it gears up to launch its first electric scooter across India and multiple international markets including Europe and the UK, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia, the company said.

Bhavish Aggarwal, chairman and group CEO, Ola, 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. His expertise in sales, distribution and service will be critical for our global expansion and for bringing our advanced, innovative electric products to our customers."

“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.

"With this new assignment, I also returned to India, where I had spent several years in the sales teams of Hyundai Motors 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 added.

Ola’s upcoming electric two-wheeler is a leapfrog product that is packed with several in-house innovations including the motor, the battery as well as the vehicle computer - all designed by Ola. The company’s first electric scooter has best-in-class range and performance. The electric two-wheeler is priced aggressively to make it accessible to all and will help accelerate India’s transition to sustainable mobility.

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Published: 06 Apr 2021, 03:24 PM IST
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