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EKA Mobility appoints Zoeb Karampurwala, Murali Raju and Vijaykumar Yelne to drive growth

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EKA Mobility appoints Zoeb Karampurwala, Murali Raju and Vijaykumar Yelne

EKA Mobility appoints Zoeb Karampurwala, Murali Raju and Vijaykumar Yelne

EV firm EKA Mobility has made significant additions to its leadership team. Zoeb Karampurwala has been appointed as Chief Product Officer, Murali Raju as Chief Commercial Officer, and Vijaykumar Yelne as President.

These appointments mark a strategic move by the company to bolster its growth and innovation in the electric vehicle industry.

Who is Do Zoeb Karampurwala?

Zoeb Karampurwala, an automotive engineer with over 26 years of experience, has held key positions at Mahindra & Mahindra, Ola Electric Mobility, and Tata Motors.


He has been instrumental in developing electric commercial vehicles and has played a pivotal role in projects like the Ola Electric two-wheeler platform and the world's first CNG series hybrid buses.

He holds an Executive MBA from S P Jain, Mumbai, and a BE in Mechanical Engineering from Government College, Pune.

Who is Murali Raju?

Murali Raju has over 25 years of experience in engineering, IT, and management. His career includes roles such as President/CFO at Bharat Forge America and General Manager at Gerdau.

Raju holds an MBA in Finance & Strategy from Michigan State University, a PhD in Systems Engineering from Ohio State University, and an MS in Computer Science from Georgia Tech. His expertise spans accounting, corporate finance, operations management, ERP, and artificial intelligence.

Who is Vijaykumar Yelne?

Vijaykumar Yelne, with a strong background in operational management, has held significant roles such as Director of Operations at MAN Automotive South Africa and COO and Director at MAN Trucks India.

His career began at Cummins Engine Company, where he rose through the ranks to lead various operational roles.

Yelne holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Shivaji University and a Diploma in Business Management from Pune University.

Leadership comments

Dr. Sudhir Mehta, Founder and Chairman of EKA, emphasized the strategic importance of these appointments. He stated, "We are thrilled to welcome Zoeb, Murali, and Vijaykumar to the EKA Mobility family. Their extensive experience and proven leadership in their respective fields will be pivotal as we continue to innovate and expand our footprint in the electric vehicle market. Each of them brings unique skills that align perfectly with our strategic goals, and we are confident that their contributions will drive significant growth and operational excellence at EKA."

How will these leaders impact EKA Mobility's growth?

The new leadership is expected to drive EKA Mobility's growth through their combined expertise in product development, commercial strategy, and operational management. Karampurwala's focus on developing a range of electric commercial vehicles and achieving vertical integration of EV components aligns with EKA's innovation goals.

Raju's experience in standardizing operating systems and identifying value opportunities will enhance the company's commercial strategies.

Yelne's background in operational efficiency and strategic planning will ensure sustainable and agile operations.