London-based EV manufacturer hires Mandeep Bajwa as CHRO

Bajwa will lead the global HR strategy at Arrival

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Arrival, the manufacturer and inventor of equitable electric vehicles has appointed Mandeep Bajwa as its new CHRO. Bajwa will look after the global people strategy for the Company with responsibilities such as global recruitment, people management and operations, diversity, equality and inclusion, and organisational effectiveness.

Bajwa comes with two decades of vast experience in leading global HR strategy in various companies. Prior to this appointment, Bajwa was leading the HR function at Gett, a provider of ground transportation management.

“Arrival has a world-class leadership team, with a fundamental focus on people, company values and mission. The Company has an unbeatable culture and strives to be the best workplace possible, and it’s my commitment to further innovate, celebrate and enhance that culture,” shares Bajwa on her appointment.

Given her mixed experience of working with established corporate giants as well as fast- scaling startups, she is apt for this role. She has worked with brands such as Cloud Kitchens and WeWork.

Confident that her “leadership will have an enormous impact”, Denis Sverdlov, founder & CEO, Arrival is looking forward to Bajwa playing “a vital role in how we lead and scale our organisation. Our culture has always been our strategic advantage and we’ve strived to ensure there is no better professional life than Arrival”.

The Company “will start production and deliver vehicles to customers for the first time later this year”.

Bajwa also looks forward to working with Sverdlow and the talent team at Arrival, which is known for its unique design and advanced production techniques of electric vehicles.

It aims to achieve the global sustainable goal of a clean environment using local microfactories for production. Apart from being an automotive company, Arrival calls itself a technology, product, supply chain, mobility, fintech and services firm.

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