Ola Hires Arun Sarin, Former Vodafone Group CEO

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Ola, the taxi-hailing app has hired former Vodafone Group CEO Arun Sarin on board as an Independent Director. Sarin will contribute in an advisory role to Ola's overall business strategy.

Bhavish Aggarwal, the Co-founder and CEO of Ola said, "Arun brings a global perspective and a strong understanding of emerging markets like India. His experience in management and in growing large companies is invaluable to Ola."

Sarin said, "The company has scaled rapidly to benefit customers and partners using technology and innovative business models. Bhavish is an outstanding entrepreneur with a good team around him."

Sarin served as the Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone from 2003 to 2008, helping Vodafone expand into emerging markets like India, Turkey and Africa.

He is currently a non-executive director of Cisco, Charles Schwab and Blackhawk Networks. Sarin has also received an Honorary Knighthood from Queen Elizabeth in 2010.

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Story first published: Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 15:21 [IST]
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