Hemalatha Annamalai Profile

Hemalatha Annamalai

Founder and CEO
Ampere Vehicles Pvt Ltd,Coimbatore.

Hema is a first generation women entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Ampere Vehicles (www.amperevehicles.com), a company spearheading India's Electric Vehicle (EV) revolution. Their products range from E-cycles to E-scooters, E-loaders for carrying load, and Special purpose vehicles for waste management.

Ampere leads the affordable mobility solutions needs of semi-urban/rural markets through battery operated vehicles where land transportation is an essential enabling economic component of the aspiring middle class. In a short span of time, Ampere has carved a niche for itself as an innovative technology creator in the nascent Indian Electric Vehicle Industry, contributing to environmental sustainability. Ampere’s focus on rural markets has brought about far-reaching social transformation by empowering the individuals to commute at a very low cost. She believes, Personal mobility is a basic need on par with food, clothing and shelter that defines the dignity of an individual.

Hema aims to empower women and create jobs in manufacturing using sustainable and disruptive technologies. 30% of her workforces are women who she intends to make to 80% in the coming years with a vision of becoming a national leader in Electric Mobility through frugal/lean engineering. Hema holds an MBA from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia and a Bachelors degree in Computer Technology and Informatics from Government College of Technology, Coimbatore


  • BE in Computer Science Engg (1985 - 1989), Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) (1994 - 1996),RMIT University - Australia


Founder and CEO (Jun 2008-present 11 yrs 2 mos)

Ampere vehicles pvt Ltd

Ampere vehicle design and manufacture reliable high quality yet affordable Electric Vehicle (EV), providing cost - effective means of personal transportation with a wide range of Electric Mobility Solutions for all categories of people and businesses of the emerging markets in Asia and beyond .

Fellow (Jun 2018-present 1 yrs 2 mos)


Unreasonable is in an organization , investment fund, and private global network dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs positioned to bend history in the right direction. Unreasonable’s mission is to drive resources into and break down barriers for select companies leveraging profit to solve the seemingly intractable social and environmental challenges of our time.

Founder (Jan 1998-Jun 2008 .10 yrs 6 mos)

Uni Connect Pte Ltd

Uni Connect is a leading HR consulting firm in Singapore, specialising in R&D, technology based recruitment in Electronics and Semiconductor industries with MNC clientele in Singapore, Malaysia, China and India

Business Development Manager (1995-1997. 2 yrs)

Cayenne Software , Singapore

Create/Build Market share and Setup Channel Partners for South East Asia.

Product Manager (1989- 1995.6 yrs)

Wipro Infotech / Wipro Systems , Bangalore

Product management for Computer Aided Software Engg(CASE) tools , Cadre Technologies,Bachmans systemes which merged to become Cayenne Software.



Ms. Hemalatha Annamalai is honoured with the Devi Award in NewDelhi by our Former Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Dr M Manikandan - Hon'ble Minister for InformationTechnology, Govt of TamilNadu presented "Exemplary Application of IT Award' to Ms. Hemalatha Annamalai, Founder of Ampere Vehicles Pvt Ltd

Hemalatha Annamalai, Founder of Ampere Motors receives the Disruptor of Tamil Nadu award in the manufacturing category.