Global Impact of COVID-19 on the Future of Mobility: Steps to Prepare for New Normal

GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “Global Impact of COVID-19 on the Future of Mobility: Steps to Prepare for New Normal” features Yednesh Parnaik. Mr. Parnaik is a Global Director at Lear Corporation. He is responsible for driving profitable business growth, strategy and program execution.

Audio Interview Guest
Mr. Yednesh Parnaik
Global Director
Lear Corporation

In the 13-minute Audio Interview, Mr. Parnaik discusses these questions:

• We are in the midst of a global pandemic, and this pandemic has created a high level of uncertainty for businesses and industries especially automotive. What are your views on the impact of COVID-19 on the future mobility solutions – connected, shared, electrified and autonomous? Has the outlook of these new technologies shifted and delayed due to the current crises?
• There is quite a bit of talk of electrification globally especially now when everyone has seen the benefits of clean air with most people traveling less and working from home. How are the electrification efforts affected globally in the face of Coronavirus?
• OEMs and supply base are significantly affected financially with plant closures and low vehicle sales. Do you see a shift in timing to implement autonomous vehicles? Is the higher level of autonomy still a moon shot?
• What are the lessons learned and also, steps to take by the automotive ecosystem partners to better prepare for the next normal?

About Yednesh Parnaik:
Yednesh Parnaik, Global Director, Lear Corporation

Yednesh Parnaik is a Global Director at Lear Corporation. He is responsible for driving profitable business growth, strategy and program execution.

Yednesh started his career as an automotive engineer. Since then he has taken roles in manufacturing, program management, finance and business development building a strong foundation within the automotive space working with all top OEMs and Tiers.

Yednesh has been recognized with several awards through his professional career for his high level of ethics, exemplary performance and business success. He was also recognized as Outstanding Student Chapter President by Society of Automotive Engineering and has authored a US Patent.

Yednesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from India and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University, and Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

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