Spiro, a electrical motorcycle producer and clear power supplier in Africa has appointed Kaushik Burman as Co-CEO beginning efficient on the 14th of August 2023, serving alongside Jules Samain (Board Member and Co-CEO) to speed up the transition of EVs throughout the African continent.
Teh appointement can also be anticipated to assist the agency to turn out to be a number one built-in superior expertise platform, providing a differentiated worth proposition to its prospects, by combining digital, leisure and power as service.
Kaushik labored as GM (Gogoro Inc) & MD at Gogoro India, a NASDAQ listed electrical mobility & battery swapping infrastructure firm, which is world’s largest electrical scooter and battery swapping firm and led its world enlargement in Indonesia (Gojek), Philippines (Globe / Ayala JV), Korea (Bike Financial institution) and constructed Gogoro in India.
Previous to becoming a member of Gogoro, he labored at Shell plc throughout Europe and Asia, main various groups in gross sales, advertising and buyer operations. At Shell, he was a founding staff member of DLNG, (Liquified Pure Fuel for B2B transport gas), developed the Go-To-Market technique & execution of DLNG and was the GM of Shell Fleet Options (Singapore & Indonesia).
Kaushik holds an INSEAD Full-time MBA (2011) and in addition accomplished superior expertise and coverage program from Harvard Kennedy College. He’s a educated Mechanical engineer from Univ Faculty of Engineering (OU, Hyderabad) with Distinction, and, has an MBA from FMS Delhi.
“Spiro has almost 10000 bikes at present and greater than two million swaps in solely 13 months of operations, created a whole lot of jobs, and our companies have positively impacted hundreds of consumers in Benin, Togo, and Rwanda. I welcome Kaushik to the staff and we be part of palms collectively in taking SPIRO via its subsequent section of development to hyperscale in Africa in addition to globally,’’ mentioned Board Member and Co-CEO Jules Samain.
Spiro goals to deal with the local weather emergency, enhance public well being, and stimulate financial development within the area by changing fossil fuel-based autos with clear, environment friendly, and reasonably priced electrical options. The agency is current in Benin, Togo, Rwanda, and Uganda and Kenya.