OLA ROPES IN FORMER VODAFONE CEO

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Arun Sarin; Vodafone, former CEO
Arun Sarin; Vodafone, former CEO

Former CEO of Vodafone Group Arun Sarin, is joining Ola as its Independent Director. “Arun brings a global perspective and a strong understanding of emerging markets like India, to Ola,” said Bhavish Aggarwal, CEO and Co-founder, Ola on the new appointment to its board.

Sarin who was previously in charge of Vodafone operations in Asia and Africa, will be performing an advisory role in the company. “Ola is creating immense value in the transportation and mobility space in India… I’m happy to help it grow into one of India’s largest businesses,” said Sarin on his new association with the cab aggregator.

Sarin began his career as a management consultant in 1984. His stint with Vodafone was between 2003-2008, wherein he is credited with expanding the group’s operations into India, Turkey and Africa. “Arun is globally respected as a business icon and we at Ola will stand to benefit from his mentorship and guidance,” said Aggarwal.

Sarin’s appointment comes in the wake of Ola’s acquisition of Taxi for Sure, India’s second largest cab aggregator; a move which experts say will help it stay the market leader.

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