Former Indian ambassador to China Gautam Bambawale has joined Ola, one of the world’s largest ride-hailing companies, as senior adviser for corporate and international affairs.
Gautam has served as India’s Ambassador to Bhutan and China as well as the High Commissioner of India to Pakistan between 2016 and 2017. Gautam also held a number of positions where he was directly involved with advancing India’s relations with Japan, China, and South Korea amongst other countries.
Bhavish Aggarwal, co-founder and CEO, Ola welcomed Bambawale a senior advisor to Ola. “His experience in international relations and diplomacy from his three decades of service to the nation will play an invaluable role in Ola’s next phase of growth across global markets,” Aggarwal was quoted as saying in the company statement.