Ola Electric on-boards auto veteran Yongsung Kim to lead global sales, distribution

CIOReviewIndia Team | Tuesday, 06 April 2021, 10:53 IST

Ola Electric on-boards auto veteran Yongsung Kim to lead global sales, distributionOla Electric, India's leading mobility company, on Tuesday declared 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 construct 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 stated.

Bhavish Aggarwal, chairman and group CEO, Ola, stated, “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 stated.

"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 in a statement.

Ola’s upcoming electric two-wheeler is a bounce 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 more to make it accessible to all and will help accelerate India’s transition to sustainable mobility.