Arun Cherian Thomas

Arun Cherian is a seasoned professional with over 14 years of experience. He is passionate about electric vehicles and renewable energy and plays an active role in enabling youth leadership and stakeholder management for nation building projects. Currently, at SUN Mobility, Arun holds P&L responsibility for the eBus Business Division and expansion of this business vertical in domestic and international markets. Previously, he headed the team that crafted the strategy across multiple vehicle segments and mobility applications. He also led the team that is conceptualised the deployment strategy for SUN Mobility’s Quick Interchange Station™ network for cities. Prior to SUN Mobility, Arun was heading the strategic partnerships and smart cities division at Green India Building Systems and Services (GIBSS), a cleantech start-up in the geothermal space, where he led the efforts on fund raising, external stakeholder management and strategic business development. He has also held key positions in organizations such as Infosys, SAP, and Lodha Group.

Arun is an Electronics Engineering graduate from BITS Pilani and holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the India School of Business & Tel Aviv University. He is also a recipient of the ‘Young Fellow of Science’ fellowship from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and Executive Committee member of Confederation of Indian Industries’ (CII) ‘Young Indian’s’ (Yi) organization. At Yi, he is actively involved in projects on youth leadership and mentoring budding entrepreneurs launch innovative start-ups in the social impact space.

He enjoys attending key industry conferences and sharing strong points of view on the roadmap to India’s transition to becoming a global leader in electric mobility. Apart from work, you can find him reading, cycling or training for half-marathons.

"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."

– Mahatma Gandhi