SUN Mobility appoints former MD of Bharti Infratel DS Rawat as India CEO

Rawat will be responsible for accelerating SUN Mobility's business growth and expansion plans in the country.

Electric vehicle solutions firm SUN Mobility on Friday said it has appointed Devender Singh Rawat as its India CEO.

Rawat will be responsible for accelerating the company's business growth and expansion plans in the country.

"With 25 years of world class leadership experience driving complex telecom businesses, scaling infrastructure rollouts and managing regulatory challenges, DS Rawat brings to SUN Mobility the right credentials to accelerate the company's next phase of growth, SUN Mobility Co-founder and Vice-Chairman Uday Khemka said in a statement.

Rawat comes with 25 years of experience in the telecom sector.

DS Rawat, CEO – India, SUN Mobility

In his last role, he was the CEO and MD of Bharti Infratel Ltd, where he led and scaled the company for a decade and managed over 95,000 towers across the country on a consolidated basis. In addition to this, he also spearheaded the company to a successful IPO in 2012.

Prior to Bharti Infratel, Rawat has had leading management positions at international telecom majors such as Ericsson and Huawei.

"The EV sector in India, with the right vision and direction, can outpace any other country in the world with respect to technology innovation and its adoption. I am looking forward to reliving the giant leaps that the telecom sector made in the last decade, with SUN Mobility...," Rawat noted.

Founded in 2017, SUN mobility is a joint venture between SUN Group and Maini Group.

This year has seen some exciting developments that validate the strong foundation we’ve built for SUN Mobility. Inducting a stalwart like DS Rawat in our management cadre is a significant milestone for the Company, and speaks to the significant growth opportunities for the EV sector in India,” said Chetan Maini, Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman, SUN Mobility speaking about the appointment.

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Edited by Megha Reddy