CEO‐ Global Business, HERO ECO ,Director‐General SMEV (Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles)

Sohinder Gill is the CEO‐ Global Business for HERO ELECTRIC and DIRECTOR GENERAL of the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV) both for the last 14 years.

A Mechanical Engineer from DCE, he started his career with Larsen & Toubro in the Aerospace division in the Satellite launching project of ISRO. He later worked in all the major functions in leading automotive organisations like HERO MOTO, ESCORTS, YAMAHA, HONDA, KINETIC AND JK GROUP in manufacturing, Engineering, Marketing, International Business and Strategy Management. He is a certified BPR specialist and has been involved in many JVs and M&As in his career..

He started SMEV in 2008 to create a collective vision for electric mobility in India. SMEV has been playing pivotal role in supporting the EV industry and assisting the government and the institutions to create an optimum eco‐system to promote EVs. Today SMEV is a strong, independent 85‐member’s organization representing the entire spectrum of EVs like Ather, Greaves Cotton, Sun‐Mobility, Minda, Kinetic, Indian Oil, BPCL, Gail, Bosch, Exicom, Hero Electric and many others. The views and opinions of SMEV are respected and trusted across the stakeholders.

Sohinder Gill closely interacts with the policy makers, academia, technology institutions, certification agencies and foreign partners to help create the right eco‐system for EVs in India. He looks forward to mentoring start‐ups who dream to make it big in the EV Industry.