Mahindra Racing appointed Frédéric Bertrand as its Chief Executive Officer. He will be based at Mahindra Racing’s headquarters in Banbury, England and will report to Asha Kharga, Chairperson, Mahindra Racing.
In this role, Frédéric will lead Mahindra Racing, one of the founding outfits and the only Indian team to compete in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, which is embarking on its ninth season.
Speaking about the announcement, Asha Kharga, Chairperson, Mahindra Racing, stated, “Frédéric brings with him an excellent combination of automobile industry expertise coupled with a specialised focus on motorsports. This is an exciting time, as we get into Season 9, which will feature the all-new Gen 3 car. ”
Frédéric joins Mahindra Racing from the FIA where he was Director of Formula E and Innovative Sport Projects. He joined the FIA a decade ago as the Head of the Federation’s Sporting Department, where he worked on strategy and development across a wide range of disciplines from single seaters to touring cars, truck racing, drag racing and alternative energy. He was then appointed Director of FIA Circuit Championships – a position in which he was charged with structuring and promoting official FIA circuit racing series on an international scale.