NextEV announced Padmasree Warrior as the Chief Development Officer of NextEV, and Chief Executive Officer of their United States company. Warrior is a technology industry veteran, most recently serving as Cisco’s Chief Technology and Strategy Officer. Previously, she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Motorola. In addition to her appointment to the NextEV board, Warrior currently serves on the boards of Box (NYSE: Box), Gap (NYSE: GPS) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT).
“Padmasree Warrior’s track record as a technology visionary is undisputed,” stated William Li, Founder and Chairman of NextEV. “Padma’s knowledge of the global markets and her business acumen are surpassed only by her ability to lead distributed teams of engineers and developers toward a common goal. Her passion for technology and the positive impact it can have on humanity, aligns well with the core values of NextEV as we build the first user-enterprise. NextEV’s global team is comprised of the best minds from the automotive, software and user experience domains. We will leverage leading edge technologies to deliver world-class products to global consumers.”
“I am excited to join NextEV” stated Warrior. “I’ve always looked for opportunities to leverage technology to tackle big problems. Climate change and air quality are two of the most significant global challenges today. I believe that electric vehicles will play a major role in the overall solution. As the electric vehicle industry emerges, there is a tremendous opportunity to provide a user centric transportation experience. By integrating advanced technologies in the mobile internet era, NextEV will make electric vehicles an enjoyable experience in people’s daily life. I am proud to be a part of this journey.”
NextEV President Dr. Martin Leach commented, “The car industry is going through its most fundamental change. Electric vehicles with smart technology and connectivity are the future. Software continues to grow in importance, and digital touch points will become the key part of the user experience. Padma’s vision and experience will help us deliver the next generation product and user experiences in the mobile internet era.”