GreenCell Mobility (GreenCell), a leading pan-India shared electric mobility player, has appointed Devndra Chawla as the new CEO of the company. Chawla will lead the company’s objective of being the prime mover in building sustainable growth momentum in the shared e-mobility space. He will report to the board of GreenCell.
GreenCell Mobility is backed by Eversource Capital, the investment manager for India’s largest climate fund, Green Growth Equity Fund (GGEF).
Devndra Chawla, who has a rich and varied experience of 26+ years, is the CEO & MD of GreenCell Mobility.
DC has worked on start-ups as mentor and contributed to the start-up eco-system. Led assignments 0 to 1 and then scaled up from 1 to 100 like FCL within Future group. Prior to that, he was the MD & CEO of Spencer’s Retail and Nature’s Basket, he was also associated with Walmart India as Member of the Board , EVP & COO and was the CEO of the Future Consumer Limited (FCL) and Group President – food, FMCG, brands Future Group. He also served as the CEO – food and business head for private brands (Future Group). Previously with Coca Cola, he led various roles including Area Operations Director, Director – customer service / route to market nationally with a contributing assignment at Coca Cola China . He has also had a stint at Asian Paints as regional manager as well as branch manager building sales & distribution in many geographies .
DC also dwells in business / consumer insight and has written/published columns for Economic times , Business standard , Hindustan times and many more . He has been part of Many eminent juries , part of CII/FICCI committees including Co Chair in some of them including Chairman of CII Retail Conferences .
DC has been awarded as” The most promising Business Leader Of Asia “ by The Economic Times in 2019 at Singapore.
Satish Mandhana is a Senior Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer at EverSource. With over 36 years’ experience, Satish is a pioneer in creating scaled platforms in RE, telecom, hostels, etc.
As Managing Partner and CIO at IDFC Alternatives, Satish made 28 investments deploying USD 1.0 billion and monetizing 26 investments in full or partial exits.
Prasanna Desai joined EverSource in 2018. Prasanna has over 20 years’ experience in corporate finance, investment banking, real estate and solar energy.
In his last assignment, he was the Chief Operating Officer for Kiran Energy Solar, a leading private equity funded solar utility. His previous roles include Executive Director at F&C REIT Asset Management, Director at KPMG Corporate Finance and Vice President at Citigroup. Prasanna has a Master’s in Management Studies from the University of Mumbai, a Master’s in Economics & History from the University of Mumbai and Bachelor’s in Engineering from Nagpur University.
Shishir Maheshwari is an Executive Director at EverSource Capital with over 15 years of investment and operating experience across Private Equity funds and entrepreneurial ventures.
He has built new business platforms in sustainability domain at IDFC Private Equity and was the co-founder of Agribazaar.com, an agritech startup. Prior to Eversource capital, he was part of Bain-Piramal’s distress asset platform, IndiaRF, where he was leading investments across infrastructure, consumer and automotive domain. He has PGDBM from XLRI Jamshedpur and a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Govind Ballabh Pant University Of Agriculture And Technology, Uttarakhand.
Sumit has over 15 years of experience in Project & Corporate Finance and was last associated with Yes Bank as a Senior President & Regional Business Head (West & South). During this stint he has managed a book of INR 40,000 Cr and underwritten some of the largest projects across ports, airports, roads, shipping, and renewable sector.
In the past he has worked with ICICI Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and DHL Express. Sumit is a B.E in Metallurgy from MNIT, Jaipur with a PGDBM from MDI, Gurgaon & Warsaw school of Economics.
Dr.Rajani Tewari is a doctorate in HR Management with over 19 years of work experience across industries.
Rajani is an extremely passionate human capital buisness partner and advisor who is known for managing extreme complex change environments across business managed.
She has been a part of leadership teams of organisations like Essar ,Wockhardt Hospitals, JetAir,Tata Housing ,Eduspark to name a few.
She has led businesses at a global level with huge workforce.
Vivek has over 14 years of experience in Project & Corporate Finance and was last associated with Yes Bank as a Senior Vice President. During this stint he has managed a book of INR 10,000 Cr and underwritten some of the largest projects across ports, airports, roads, shipping, and renewable sector.
In the past he has worked with L&T Infrastructure Finance, where he led the strategic initiative to enter into financing of renewable energy projects. He holds PGDM from IIM Calcutta and a Master’s in Computer Application from IGNOU, Delhi.
Dhiren has vast international and local IT experience of 20+ years in the areas of Management, Architecture, Development, Delivery, Operations. Dhiren has provided end to end innovative solutions with smart automations with latest of technologies for Business Support and Enterprise systems.
Dhiren’s past experiences include Telenor, Etisalat India, Capgemini, Orange Switzerland, Vodafone Germany, Amdocs Cyprus.
Dhiren is B.E. Computer Science from Pune Institute of Computer Technology
Betsy has over 20 years of experience in leading and implementing sustainability practice and rural climate change programs and holds a Master’s degree in Management Studies, Additionally she is qualified ISO 14064 (GHG Accounting), ISO 14046, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and SROI practitioner.
Prior to joining Greencell Mobility she headed sustainability at the Future Group and at RSM-GC Advisory Services was instrumental in assisting clients across sectors like pharmaceuticals, metals and mining, textile, consumer durables including first time reporters in India, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand to institutionalise corporate sustainability.
Arpit has been part of mobility sector for over 5 years and has held leadership positions in various organizations such as Chalo (VP – Operations) & ZipGo (VP – Business).
In his previous assignments, he had the opportunity to work very closely in the bus industry across various segments like intercity, intracity, consumer facing & PPP setups. Apart from this, he has also worked with food tech & cloud kitchen startups. Arpit holds a B.Tech degree in Chemical Engineering from IIT, Guwahati.
Virender has 25+ years of highly diverse experience in the areas of Change management , Business process re-engineering, Program Management of large-scale projects and managing profitable business operations across manufacturing ,telecom, banking, and infrastructure sectors. He is a mechanical Engineer with PGDM in Operations from BIMM Pune along being a certified Six Sigma Master Black belt, EFQM Assessor & ISO Auditor.
Before joining GreenCell Mobility, he held senior management positions with companies like Essel Infra Projects Ltd, Vodafone India, HSBC India, Ispat Industries Ltd, Bharti Airtel and Samtel Group.
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