Tesla Hires More Senior Executives for India Team as EV Maker Charges Up to Enter Market

Tesla Hires More Senior Executives for India Team as EV Maker Charges Up to Enter Market

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Tesla is expanding its team in India by hiring even more senior executives, including a Human Resources Leader. This step testifies to the planned active development in the market in order to start working in the country as soon as possible.

Tesla plans to enter the Indian market in mid-2021 and it continues to actively recruit senior executives who have assumed responsibility for the company's operations in the country. In early April, Tesla hired Manuj Khurana, a former executive of India's investment promotion body, Invest India, as Policy and Business Development head for India operations, according to his Linkedin profile. He will become the company's first major employee in the country to lead policy and business development efforts in India, as well as lead Tesla's entry into the country's market.

The company has now hired Nishant Nishant as Charging Manager to spearhead the Supercharging, Destination and Home Charging business for Tesla India. Previously, he headed the Charging Infrastructure and Energy Storage Division at domestic electric vehicle company Ather Energy.

One of the new managers was Chithra Thomas, who is now Country HR Leader at Tesla. The hiring for this position indicates that Tesla intends to start actively recruiting employees in order to organize the work of the company's representative office in the country as soon as possible. Thus, the company should soon be replenished with a number of employees, including positions in the field of sales and service.

Tesla has already registered its office in Bangalore and is now looking for space for an office and store location. Indian media reported today that the company is considering One World Center, located in the Nucleus office park in Mumbai's prime Lower Parel-Worli area, as a corporate office and store location. The lease deal is currently at a technical stage and is likely to be signed shortly after due diligence.

The company has so far also appointed three directors: Vaibhav Taneja, Venkatarangam Sriram, and David John Feinstein. Taneja is CFO at Tesla, while Feinstein is Global Trade Director at Tesla, Trade Market Access. The company intends to import and sell the Model 3 sedan by mid-2021.

H/T @TeslaClubIN/Twitter

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