Avinash Rugoobur, an experienced executive, joined Arrival as Chief of Strategy following an impressive 16 years in the mobility industry. Rugoobur started his career at General Motors where he eventually led innovation activities at GM’s Silicon Valley Office. During
this time he led the $1 Bn acquisition of Cruise Automation. This was a pivotal moment for the autonomous vehicle industry, as well as the formation of startups - OEMs relationships . After identifying and developing business engagement with a further 500 startups, Rugoobur left GM to start his own venture - Curve Tomorrow, an innovation and technology consulting company..
In 2017 Rugoobur returned full time to Silicon valley as Head of Strategy for GM Cruise Automation. Following Softbank VC investment and GM Cruise’s investment in Honda, Rugoobur ensured GM Cruises’ valuation increase from $1Bn to $14Bn.
Avinash brings to Arrival a wealth of experience in the startup and OEM world as well as a unique ability to identify societal shifting technology trends. He is well poised to steer Arrival’s mission in making electric vehicles mainstream.
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