Ola Electric Mobility goes on hiring spree
Even as the ride hailing service Ola has asked 1,400 employees in India to leave the company, one of its businesses seems to be bucking the trend.

Ola Electric Mobility (OEM) recently onboarded Vithal Acharya as its new human resources head and plans to hire at least half a dozen more senior executives in the coming months, said people aware of the matter.

“In the current challenging times, the company has not gone in for layoffs or resizing and, in fact, is looking to hire more people across various roles,” said an executive, who did not wish to be identified.

OEM is betting big on the electro-mobility segment as it has announced its “Mission: Electric” and also deployed multiple battery swapping pilots across the country.

Ola Electric Mobility goes on hiring spree
In response to queries emailed by ET, an OEM spokesperson said, “We continue to hire for roles across the board at Ola Electric. We are also onboarding over 75 campus hires in the next couple of months from leading business schools and premier technical institutions across India.”

In the past six months, OEM has hired Sanjay Bhan (chief business officer), who joined from Hero MotoCorp, and Roger Looney (vice-presidentvehicle engineering) from a China automaker. Acharya joined from Sterlite Power where he was chief people officer.

OEM is looking at hiring people across levels ranging from junior to mid-level as well as senior positions in domains like battery technology, EV Powertrain, vehicle engineering, business development and cutting-edge software or app development.

ET had earlier reported that restructuring by Ola was a one-time exercise for India mobility business, Ola Foods and Ola Financial Services.

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