Abilash Ethanur Thuppale

Head - Smart Mobility and Smart Building

Al Naboodah Group Enterprises

Abilash ET Nair is the Divisional Manager and Head of Smart Mobility and Smart Building for Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), one of UAE’s oldest and most respected family conglomerates comprising of a diverse portfolio of businesses. Abilash brings more than 13 years of business development, project management, operational experience, and business acumen toANGE, where he has been heading the Smart Cities (Solar, Smart Mobility & Smart Building)business since 2019.

Under his leadership, ANGE is expected to modernise with smart, futureproof technologies like Warehouse Automation Robotics (WAR), and Electric Vehicle ChargingInfrastructure (EVCI) .Abilash was instrumental in launching ANGE’s Electric Vehicle charging business. As part of SmartMobility, Abilash is in the process of establishing MENA Mobility LLC (a part of the Al NaboodahGroup), as the partner-of-choice for all Smart Mobile Technologies; including Electric Vehicle needs(charging solutions and related facilities) in the UAE and the GCC. As part of Smart Buildings, heprovides state-of-the-art automation and renewable energy technologies to optimise energy needs,increase energy efficiency and utilisation with nature-centric technology. He is a prominent believerof working-with-nature while trying to make the world a better place to live for generations to come.In his current role, he is also keen to promote the coherent values and capabilities of ANGE towardsa sustainable future for subsequent generations.