Virgin Hyperloop appoints Raja Narayanan as the Chief Financial Officer

Raja joins Virgin Hyperloop from Hyundai Aptiv Joint Venture where he focused on enabling the commercialization of L4 autonomous driving technology

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Virgin Hyperloop Appoints Raja Narayanan as Chief Financial Officer
Virgin Hyperloop Appoints Raja Narayanan as Chief Financial Officer

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:

“I have built my career around things tht fly and things that move. For the next chapter, I am excited to be joining Virgin Hyperloop, the company truly pioneering the future of autonomous mass transit. I am convinced in the value of hyperloop to unlock exponential growth and impact millions in generations to come by creating a safe, sustainable mode of transportation,” said Narayanan.

Jay Walder, CEO, Virgin Hyperloop, Said:

Raja Narayanan has an unprecedented background in creating value in disruptive transportation opportunities.We are excited to have him join Virgin Hyperloop at this pivotal time where the world is adapting to the new normal and realising we need solutions like hyperloop that allow us to not just rebuild, but evolve..

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.

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