Tier has appointed Ashwini Chhabra as the company’s first chief public policy officer.
“Our goal is to be the best possible partner for cities while building the most sustainable mobility solutions for citizens. So it is crucial for us to have the right expertise with a deep understanding of city priorities,” said Lawrence Leuschner, CEO and co-founder of Tier.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Ashwini, who has played a critical role in shaping the future of mobility throughout his career, to our global leadership team. His background and expertise will help us better deliver what cities need.”
Chhabra joins from New York City-based mobility strategy firm Electric Avenue, which he co-founded and previously led as Principal. He brings over 20 years of experience in public policy, business development and law. Chhabra held several positions in the administration of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, including in the NYC Mayor’s Office working with the Department of Transportation.
Over the course of his career, he established and led the Global Policy Development team at Uber as well as the Global Public Affairs team at electric scooter sharing company Bird.
“I am so excited to join Tier, a company leading the way in safety and sustainability and setting new standards for the broader micro-mobility industry,” said Chhabra. “Tier is continuously innovating to offer more than just a convenient ride.
“With revolutionary ideas like rider-swappable batteries and the Tier Energy Network, Tier is pioneering the development of urban mobility to move our cities forward. I’m excited to bring my passion for building sustainable, accessible and affordable mobility solutions that complement public transit to all the cities where Tier operates.”
Chhabra is one of several senior figures in recent months to have joined Tier’s leadership team, including Georgina Smallwood, who was hired as the company’s new chief product officer from fintech unicorn N26 in December 2020.