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Ola Appoints Former GM Veteran Jose Pinheiro To Head Global Manufacturing And Operations For Its Electric Business

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  • Pinheiro will spearhead Ola”s ambitions to build world-class manufacturing facilities
  • Earlier, Pinheiro was the Vice President of Manufacturing for General Motors Latin America, based out of Sao Paulo

Ola said that it has appointed former General Motors executive Jose Pinheiro as head of global manufacturing and operations for its electric business. A statement said that in this role, Pinheiro will spearhead Ola”s ambitions to build world-class manufacturing facilities. This will start from starting with the world”s largest scooter factory, and then expanding to multiple such facilities across India. It added that these manufacturing facilities will enable Ola to rapidly bring to market its wide range of two-wheeler products currently under development.

The statement said that his deep manufacturing expertise will be critical in building Ola”s entire range of two-wheeler products, starting with the soon to launch electric scooter. Earlier, Pinheiro was the Vice President of Manufacturing for General Motors Latin America, based out of Sao Paulo. He has over 45 years of leadership experience. He managed 16 GM industrial complexes across nine countries.

Catalyse the Indian EV ecosystem

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Ola Chairman and Group CEO Bhavish Aggarwal said that he is excited to have Jose join the leadership team at Ola. He added that his deep domain expertise will help to deliver the game-changing Ola electric scooter at scale and will help catalyse the Indian EV ecosystem.

Aggarwal said he was looking forward to working closely with Pinheiro to build world-class manufacturing facilities and accelerating the world”s movement towards sustainable mobility.

Pinheiro said the rapid pace of progress at Ola is impressive and energising. He added that he is looking forward to contributing to Ola”s mission of sustainable mobility. More than anything else, he is very excited to be in India and work with this passionate group of people.

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