Thierry Bolloré

Former Renault and Jaguar Land Rover Boss Thierry Bolloré Joins UK's BEDEO

Former Renault and Jaguar Land Rover Boss Thierry Bolloré Joins UK's BEDEO, Thierry Bolloré, Osman Boyner, BEDEO

Automotive industry veteran Thierry Bolloré has joined BEDEO, a UK-based developer and manufacturer of electric In-Wheel-Motors and powertrain technology, as strategic advisor. Bolloré has previously served as CEO of Renault and Jaguar Land Rover (JLR).

Founded by Osman Boyner in Turkey in 2009, BEDEO has been focused on the production of pure electric light commercial vehicle models.

The company recently launched an advanced retrofit solution which fits to existing diesel vans to make them both electric (first) and/or diesel at the touch of a button using innovative in-wheel motor (IWM) technology.

BEDEO’s Founder and CEO, Osman Boyner, says: “As an established global business leader with the highest pedigree, I am delighted to welcome Thierry, who brings a wealth of automotive experience, knowledge and network which is highly complementary to the company’s mission to become a global leader in technologies for electrification of transportation.”

Bolloré adds: “I am pleased to join BEDEO, which in the rapidly evolving area of electrification technology, is one of the few companies with a unique and strong product differentiation. The company is a clear leader in electrification of transport and has an extensive track record, developing and manufacturing high value, cost effective electrification technologies for global OEMs and fleet customers. I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge with the company in support of pursuing the company’s mission in electrification of transportation.”

BEDEO (formerly known as BD Auto) is an electric vehicle supplier and manufacturer of drivetrain solutions based in Farnham, UK.


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