Gupta is an experienced tech executive who has held key roles in the automobile industry over his career, including leading the expansion of Zoomcar’s operations in India, where the company now operates two facilities. He also served as general manager of Car Rental Services at Zoomcar North America.
“Naveen is a great fit for our team because he knows exactly what it takes to build a successful business in India,” says Maxime CHOI, CEO of Zoomcar North America. “With Naveen on board as VP and Country Head of India, we have a strong leader who will help us continue our growth trajectory.”
Zoomcar is pleased to announce the appointment of Naveen Gupta as VP and Country Head of India. Gupta brings more than 15 years of experience in the automotive industry, with a focus on sales, marketing, and product development. He has worked for companies including Ford India and Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd., where he helped grow their sales by over 50 percent.
“We’re excited to have Naveen Gupta join us at Zoomcar,” said Emily Zeldin, VP of Sales & Marketing at Zoomcar. “He brings with him a wealth of knowledge about the Indian market and its customers, which will be critical as we continue to expand our business.”
Naveen has been with Zoomcar since its inception in 2013, working as a consultant before being promoted to country head. As a consultant, he was responsible for developing Zoomcar’s operations in India as well as leading the company’s growth strategy in the region. He also developed relationships with local operators who are now serving Zoomcar vehicles on-demand.
As a country head, Naveen will continue to lead overseas expansion efforts while also focusing on building out Zoomcar’s local presence in India and helping it expand its fleet. Naveen has spent the last decade working with companies like Facebook, Google, and Microsoft in various roles including Director of Business Development. He has also been a mentor for startups in India through his work with Tech Mahindra, where he was a partner in their accelerator program.
Zoomcar CEO Kartik Reddy said: “We’re thrilled to have someone of Naveen’s caliber on board. He is an expert at developing relationships with customers and partners alike, and we look forward to working closely with him over the coming months.”
Zoomcar is a car-sharing company that provides services for people who want to use their cars for personal needs like transporting goods or going on holidays. The company was founded in 2014 by three serial entrepreneurs based in Hong Kong, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
Zoomcar is a leading car-sharing platform that connects people with reliable, affordable cars. The company was founded by serial entrepreneur Shivinder Singh in 2013 and has since expanded to operate in over 100 cities across four continents, making it one of the world’s largest peer-to-peer car-sharing platforms. Naveen has spent his entire career working in IT and media, starting as an engineer at Microsoft before moving on to work for various digital media companies. He has also worked for several brands including Myntra, where he was responsible for their ad sales business and later helped them launch their e-commerce platform. Naveen currently serves as Vice President of Business Development at Zoomcar India.