Ola strengthens UK Board with the appointment of Georgina Owens

Ola strengthens UK Board with the appointment of Georgina Owens


Ola, one of many world’s main mobility firms, at present introduced that Georgina Owens will be part of the Ola UK board as an Impartial non-executive Director.

Georgina brings many years of senior expertise and IT management expertise from high-growth and main established companies throughout a number of sectors. She’s going to deliver her vital experience and supply company governance and strategic steering as Ola continues to construct world class expertise and make investments considerably into R&D.

Georgina is at present Chief Expertise Officer at Liberis Capital, a UK fintech firm centered on enterprise finance for SMEs, the place she focuses on supporting the corporate’s worldwide progress and growing the product portfolio. Beforehand she was at DAZN, a fast-growth media enterprise, the place she led IT and knowledge companies globally. In her profession, Georgina has delivered main expertise transformation programmes for big firms together with WPP, Kantar Media, Centrica and Vodafone, and been awarded quite a few accolades together with UK High 50 Most Influential Ladies in Tech 2020 and High UK CIO 2020 and several other Ladies in IT Awards. She at present serves as a expertise advisor to a number of UK start-ups.

In the present day’s appointment additional strengthens Ola UK’s Board. The corporate appointed Sir Mike Rake as unbiased non-executive Chairman and Leon Daniels as unbiased non-executive director in 2021, becoming a member of Balasubrahmanyam Vijay Juturi (non-executive director, Ola UK), Marc Rozendal (Managing Director, Ola UK), and Karl Lutzow (Operations Director, Ola UK).

Sir Mike Rake, Chairman of the Ola UK Board mentioned, “Georgina joins us at a excessive progress section and I consider her deep expertise working with fast paced firms mixed with insights on expertise might be instrumental as we scale our companies and double down our concentrate on constructing future applied sciences for the world.”

“Ola’s imaginative and prescient for the mobility trade and concentrate on tech innovation is unparalleled. It’s not solely making ride-hailing protected and accessible but in addition main the world’s transition to wash mobility. I stay up for collaborating with the crew and constructing the way forward for mobility,” added Georgina Owens, Non-Government Director, Ola.

Ola launched its trip hailing companies within the UK in 2018 and has expanded quickly since, efficiently launching in London in February 2020. In the present day Ola operates throughout 27 native authorities, together with Birmingham, Liverpool, Cardiff and Bristol.

Ola additionally lately introduced Ola Futurefoundry, its international middle for superior engineering and automobile design. This middle might be based mostly in Coventry, the UK, a world hub for one of the best automotive design and engineering expertise on the earth. It’ll home international expertise throughout a number of disciplines of 2W and 4W automobile design, superior high-performance automotive engineering, digital & bodily modeling, automobile R&D round new power methods together with cell applied sciences and extra. Ola will make investments over US$100M over the subsequent 5 years into the state-of-the-art middle and employees it with over 200 designers and automotive engineers.

Ola can also be accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable mobility. The corporate launched its flagship electrical automobile – Ola S1 – final yr and has been constructing the Ola Future Manufacturing unit at a file velocity. The manufacturing facility at full capability would be the world’s largest two wheeler manufacturing facility.

About Ola:

Ola is India’s largest mobility platform. Ola revolutionized city mobility by making it obtainable on demand for over a billion folks throughout 3 continents. In the present day, Ola continues to maneuver the world to sustainable mobility via its trip hailing platform in addition to via superior electrical autos manufactured at its Futurefactory, the biggest, most superior and sustainable two wheeler manufacturing facility on the earth. Ola additionally operates its new automobile commerce platform with Ola Automobiles bringing seamless, digital shopping for, promoting and possession of autos to customers. Ola is devoted to transitioning the world to sustainable mobility and making the world higher than we discovered it.

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December 2022