Ozgur Tohumcu has been named as Oxbotica’s new CEO. He replaces Dr Graeme Smith, who will move internally to the position of SVP of External Affairs. Oxbotica is the UK’s leading autonomous vehicle software company.
Tohumcu was previously CEO of Tantalum, the connected car services and payments provider. Prior to that he was responsible for Ericsson’s digital and IoT business across Europe.
Ozgur Tohumcu, CEO of Oxbotica, says: “I’m thrilled to be joining Oxbotica at such an exciting time in its growth journey. In a short time, the business has already become Europe’s leading autonomous vehicle software provider—and the opportunities for further rapid expansion are endless. Many industries are primed for autonomy and Oxbotica has a world-changing vision and game-changing software. I’m looking forward to leading the fantastic Oxbotica team through the next stage of their global expansion journey.”
Professor Paul Newman, founder of Oxbotica, adds: “We’re excited to have Ozgur onboard and look forward to embedding his widespread technology and automotive experience into Oxbotica’s business strategy. The new leadership structure will ensure we are able to continue pushing the boundaries of autonomy across industries and markets.”
Oxbotica says its mission is to build and license a white label, end-to-end autonomous vehicle operating system with cloud management products that can be deployed in highly complex urban and industrial environments. It completed a £14 million funding round in September last year.