New Delhi: Switch Mobility Ltd, the electrified commercial vehicles company backed by the Hinduja Group, on Monday announced the appointment of Miranda Brawn as an independent non-executive director on July 1, 2021.
This step follows the earlier appointment of auto industry veteran J M Alapont to the board and the recent appointment of Switch Mobility Limited’s chief executive officer and executive vice chairman, Andrew Palmer, and other key Leadership team positions, the company said in a release.
Former Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan banker and senior lawyer, Brawn, brings her wealth of expertise and experience across many sectors including finance, law, technology and engineering – notably electric vehicles – to the boardrooms of global organisations. Her focus areas include corporate governance, regulatory and risk management, while trailblazing the way for the diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) and environment, social and governance (ESG) agenda in the corporate boardroom.
Dheeraj Hinduja, chairman of Switch Mobility, said, “We strongly believe in diversity of talent at the board level to guide and support the Management. I welcome Dr Miranda Brawn to the Board. I am confident that her extensive experience will be invaluable in directing the company to accelerate our vision.”
“I am very proud to be joining the Board of Directors of Switch Mobility as an independent non-executive director with a unique diverse background and to be part of this exciting mission. Ashok Leyland and Switch Mobility have the potential to change the landscape of mobility globally. I am delighted to be able to use my extensive experience spanning more than two decades to help the organisation reach global success while playing our part in tackling climate change,” Brawn said.
Switch Mobility recently announced its formal launch by combining the electrical commercial vehicle operations of Ashok Leyland and Optare to secure a leading global position in net zero carbon buses and light commercial vehicles.
With the combined expertise of its teams in the UK and India, Switch Mobility will build on its experience of having more than 280 electric vehicles in service with over 26 million miles covered.
News source- Economic Times