Ather Energy, a leading electric scooter manufacturer, has appointed Subrata Mitra as the Head of Government Relations and Policy. With over 25 years of experience in public affairs, advocacy, government relations, and public policy, Subrata brings a wealth of expertise and a proven track record in building and managing relationships with the Central government, the company said.
In his previous role as the Head of Government and Industry Relations at Ericsson India, a global ICT solutions provider, Subrata demonstrated exceptional leadership by overseeing government relations and public affairs strategies. He successfully managed a team responsible for shaping the company’s public policy agenda and navigating the regulatory environment across a wide range of priorities. Prior to his tenure at Ericsson, Subrata held senior positions at renowned organizations such as Oracle, IBM, IFS AB, and Huawei.
Tarun Mehta, co-founder and CEO, Ather Energy, said, “The EV industry is still in its initial stages and industry-government partnership will be instrumental in driving the future of the business. Subrata will play a pivotal role in strengthening our engagement with the government and shaping favourable regulations for the electric mobility sector. His previous experience and deep understanding of policy dynamics will be valuable in working with the government and will drive Ather Energy’s position on electric mobility within the policy circles.”
“As I embark on this new journey with Ather Energy, I am excited to play a part in shaping the path to sustainable mobility in India through effective government relations and policy advocacy. Ather has been at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution in India, and I am excited to contribute to its mission of accelerating the adoption of sustainable mobility,” Subrata said.
Subrata holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Management Development Institute (MDI) in Gurgaon and a Bachelor’s degree from Osmania University. Furthermore, he has achieved distinction in the Graduate Certificate Course in Public Policy from the Takshashila Institution. His strong network across key government ministries, industry associations, trade chambers, and think tanks enables him to effectively drive public affairs initiatives and foster collaboration among various stakeholders, the company said.