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Manjunath, a global technology leader with 25+ years of cross- geography experience finds the perfect blend of professional challenge and personal passion for sustainability in his new role at Yulu

Bengaluru, NFAPost: India’s largest shared electric mobility company Yulu announced the appointment of Manjunath Athrey, an industry veteran, as the Head of Engineering. In this new role,

Manjunath Athrey’s primary responsibility will be to scale a world-class engineering team, drive technical innovation, and deliver high-quality products.

Welcoming Manjunath into the company, Yulu Cofounder & CTO Naveen Dachuri said Yulu has always attracted talent looking to create a larger impact, while taking on very exciting professional challenges.

“Manjunath Athrey connects strongly with our purpose and we are delighted to have him onboard. Leveraging his deep expertise in technology, he will focus on transforming our technical capabilities, strengthening our engineering verticals, and growing our offerings multi-fold,” said Yulu Cofounder & CTO Naveen Dachuri.

As a senior leader, Yulu Cofounder & CTO Naveen Dachuri said Manjunath Athrey’s experience in building thriving teams with a diverse talent mix and fostering a culture of innovation, will be a great advantage as we enter a multi X growth phase.

“We are sure he will find this movement from computing to commuting very exciting & rewarding,” said Yulu Cofounder & CTO Naveen Dachuri.

Commenting on his appointment, Manjunath Athrey said working in the technology businesses since the early days of his career, he has closely witnessed the power of technology to transform human lives.

“Yulu, with cutting-edge technology at its heart, is making our cities clean & liveable by transforming how urban India commutes. As someone who is very passionate about the environment, this role for me is the perfect match of heart & mind,” said Manjunath Athrey.

Leveraging my experience in technology to create impact at scale, while growing a commercial enterprise exponentially, Manjunath Athrey said is both a challenge and an inspiration.

“Building a world-class engineering team, delivering solutions that maximize customer delight and fostering a culture of technology innovation will be my key thrust areas,” said Manjunath Athrey.

Manjunath Athrey brings in 25+ years of experience spanning Enterprise Product Engineering and Consulting. His last stint was with Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) where he was Senior Director of Engineering and Site Lead – R&D Data Center.

He led the transformation of a technically-proficient product-engineering group into a customer-savvy, innovation-hungry workforce. He has successfully built programs from ground-up that have supported incremental revenue generation of $100M+ annually and helped grow the footprint of the company across APJ, EMEA and AMA.

The industry veteran has a well-rounded experience, ranging from business development activities in global markets to spearheading core engineering areas, like Design, Development & Delivery of enterprise-level software & firmware.

Manjunath Athrey has also worked as a Senior Consulting Associate in U.S. federal government’s Energy Star Program, after receiving his MBA degree from The George Washington University School of Business, U.S.A. Sustainability is a cause close to Manjunath’s heart, and he was a key member of the team that received recognition from the Chief Minister of Karnataka for taking a lead role in the rejuvenation of lakes in Bengaluru city.

About Yulu:

Yulu is India’s largest Shared EV mobility company with a fleet of over 10,000 smart EVs on the roads. Founded in 2017, by seasoned entrepreneurs Amit Gupta, RK Misra, Hemant Gupta, & Naveen Dachuri, with the mission to make urban commute cleaner & sustainable, Yulu has helped save over 10,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions so far.

Backed by marquee investors like Bajaj Auto, Blume, 3One4, WaveMaker, and Rocketship, Yulu provides urban Mobility-as-a-Service (uMaaS) in Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Delhi-NCR. With a true ecosystem approach, Yulu has created India’s largest AI-powered battery charging and swapping network called the ‘Yulu Max Network’ that provides Battery-as-a-Service (BaaS) to alleviate range anxiety and increase the adoption of electric mobility in India.

As a pioneer in this space, Yulu has influenced several policies aimed towards electric vehicles and sustainable mobility in India. With its purpose-built vehicles, cutting-edge technology & efficient on-ground operations, Yulu offers inclusive, equitable, and sustainable mobility to the masses while creating a positive impact in society.

Yulu is also making a meaningful impact by contributing towards the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations. Yulu is committed to building a thriving ecosystem for electric mobility by working with various stakeholders and by providing smart, shared, and sustainable mobility solutions for the urban commute, while reducing traffic congestion & air pollution and generating livelihood opportunities for millions of people.

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