LOS ANGELES (Metro Rail News): Virgin Hyperloop Today appointed Raja Narayanan as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Narayanan who was previously with Hyundai-Aptiv JV will oversee all finance and business development activity for Virgin Hyperloop as compnay drives hyperloop technology towords commercialisation.
Raja Narayanan, CFO, Virgin Hyperloop, Said:
Jay Walder, CEO, Virgin Hyperloop, Said:
Before joining virgin Hyperloop, Narayana was worked with Hyundai-Aptiv Autonomous Driving Joint Venture, OneWeb, and Panasonic. He is an alumnus of University of Louisiana and University of Madras.
Narayanan was SVP at Hyundai-Aptiv Autonomous Driving Joint Venture. He was responsible for commercialising L4 autonomous driving technology. L4 is an advanced form of self-driving, where no driver attention is required for safety, as against partial monitoring by the driver. The driver could even go to sleep.
Narayanan was involved with OneWeb, before Hyundai-Aptiv. He was the VP at Panasonic before that, heading the strategic planning of the appliances business to IoT-based automation.
Narayanan holds the master’s degrree in computer Science from University of Louisiana, Lafayette and has dual Bachelor’s degrees in Engineering and Physics from Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore and University of Madras respectively. He is also the co-author of six wireless patents that have been granted by the U.S. patent office.