DeepMap hires exec from NIO as Chief Revenue Officer

By Christian Wylonis
Amer Akhtar
Image credit: Source: DeepMap

DeepMap, the software company that delivers the technology necessary for self-driving vehicles to navigate in a complex and unpredictable environment, has hired Amer Akhtar as Chief Revenue Officer. Akhtar was previously with NIO, a leader in China's premium electric vehicle market where he served as COO and Head of XPT US, the advanced technology components and solutions division.

James Wu, CEO and Co-Founder of DeepMap, said: "Amer brings to DeepMap a unique combination of startup and large company management experience. His extensive background in working with customers and partners in Europe and Asia, as well as his hands-on experience with the new mobility ecosystem, will be invaluable as we continue to grow internationally. We are incredibly excited to welcome Amer on board."

DeepMap has raised almost $100 million from Accel, Andreessen Horowitz, and others.