Chinese-bicycle startup Mobike is all set to foray in India with the appointment of Vibhor Jain as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Sujith Nair as Chief Business Officer (CBO).
In a media statement, the company claimed that the duo will play a pivotal role in driving Mobike’s entry and expansion in India across more cities in the next 18 months. At present, Mobike operates in over 200 cities across 16 countries.
Commenting on Mobike’s entry into India, Vibhor Jain, CEO, Mobike India, said, “We are excited to be in India and are committed to bringing in, together with the city administration, a global culture of bike sharing to cities in India. We have been engaging with the government authorities in several cities and states in India for some time now and have received a tremendous response for launching smart bike sharing services.”
On the development, Sujith Nair, CBO, Mobike India said, “Globally we have exhibited that bicycle sharing can make urban transportation convenient, affordable, and better for the environment. With Mobike’s innovation in smart bicycles, internet mobility platforms, and AI, we look forward to offering a great experience to our riders in India” said.
Reportedly, the company is set to soon start its operations in cities like Nagpur, Delhi, Bengaluru, Pune and Ahmedabad, among others.
Founded in January 2015 in Beijing, Mobike has over nine million of its orange bicycles working as a sustainable, healthy and affordable mode of transport. The startup has transformed the mobility landscape, addressing first mile, last mile, and short distance commuting requirements around the world, currently providing over 30 million rides every day.