Chief Executive Officer – Global Business for HERO ECO - Director – Corporate Affairs of the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV)
Mr. Sohinder Gill is the Chief Executive Officer – Global Business for HERO ECO, a diversified conglomerate with global business interests in Electric Vehicles, Exports, Bicycles, Healthcare, and Real Estate. Additionally, he is the Director – Corporate Affairs of the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV), the only global representative body of the Indian Electric Vehicles Industry.
An alumnus of Delhi College of Engineering with a Mechanical Engineering degree and a Business mangement qualifiaction , he started his career with Larsen & Toubro in the Aerospace division and was part of the team development the Statellite Lauching Vehicle for Indian Space Research Organisation. As a Strategic thinker with keen interest in Business Process Re-engineering , New Product Development he has worked in all major functions of leading organization like HERO HONDA , ESCORTS, YAMAHA, L&T and JK Group. With an overall professional experience of 35 years out of which more than 25 years have been in the Automotive Industry, he sensed the opportunity in the field of Electric Vehicles and Joined HERO ECO in 2008
HERO ECO Group has scaled new heights to become the market leader in the Electric Two Wheeler Industry in India. He took up the challenge of becoming amongst the first one to carve a niche in this innovative segment.
As a strategic thinker, he spearheaded the global acquisition of the popular Electric Two Wheeler brands of Ultra Motors worldwide A2B by HERO ECO Group. With this acquisition, the Group now has one of the largest range of Electric Two Wheelers globally.
He took the initiative to form the SOCIETY of MANUFACTURERS of ELECTRIC VEHICLES (SMEV) in New Delhi, in order to provide a common platform for promotion, development and advancement of the interest of EV Manufacturers and other key stakeholders contributing to the category in India and abroad. He has worked closely with the Govt for the formulation of NEMMP 2020 that has a target of 5 million EVs on Indian roads by 2020.
Analyzing the 2W industry and how it fared last year and the opportunities and challenges present for the next 3 years. The 2W industry is undergoing structural changes from meeting the BSVI challenge, to trends such as Electric Mobility, Changing Consumer Preferences, Safety and Connected Technologies. What’s next on the horizon for “Riding the world’s […]