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Our Team

Our team consists of four industry experts with over 50 years of combined experience in the clean energy and automotive field. Having worked industry with Ford, GM, Rivian, Volkswagen AG, Cummins and educational training from the top engineering and business institutions in the world, our team is in excellent position to execute our plan to bring our GoVidyouth Technology to market in the near future.

Dr. Rutooj Deshpande

CEO, Co-Founder

Rutooj is Battery Scientist and Hybrid-electric vehicle expert. He has a PhD (Kentucky) and Post-doctoral Fellow (Berkeley, CA) with a specialization in Lithium-Ion Batteries for Automotive Applications (US). He has 13 international journal articles and 18 patents. He has worked on vehicle electrification program for Ford, General Motors, Rivian and has more than 15 years of industry experience.

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Mrugank Karandika

CTO, Co-Founder

Mrugank brings significant experience in the electric mobility space having developed battery systems for the likes of KION (a large material handling company) and Unu (an electric moped based in Berlin). Having worked with Mercedes-Benz Research and Development, India and having done his master’s in production engineering from the Technical University of Berlin, he brings in the key knowledge of system integration and a thorough understanding of DFX (Design for X). He has close to 10 years of industry experience.

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Sourbh Brahmanathkar

Business Development

Responsible for overall Business growth and strategy
Industry expert in supply chain and inventory Management
Previous work: Senior Analyst, Inventory Management, General Mills India Pvt. Ltd.
Masters in Operation Management

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Dhanajay Chile

Chief Designer and Co-founder

Automotive Designer, presently with Volkswagen, Germany. Dhananjay has a MA in transportation Design from (Germany) and Post Graduate Diploma in Automobile Design, National Institute of Design (Ahmedabad, India). He has around 14 years of experience working with likes of Tata Motors, Maruti Suzuki and Volkswagen.

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Sai Deshpande

Controls Lead and Co-Founder

Sai is an Electrical Engineer with domain expertise in battery controls for automotive application. Sai has an MS in Electrical and Electronics engineering from Wayne State University. She has worked with Ford and Cummins and has more than 14 years of industry experience.

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