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Jorge Espinel joins Electra as Senior VP Strategic Partnerships & New business

Feb 5, 2024

Electra, a leading European fast-charging network for electric vehicles, is bolstering its market position by expanding its efforts to develop strategic partnerships with major industry players. Amidst rapid market growth, Electra is excited to welcome Jorge Espinel, a specialist with over 25 years in international business growth, to its team.

With a presence in 8 countries, Electra aims to install 15,000 charging points by 2030 across Europe. The company is committed to expanding its services and making electric vehicle recharging as straightforward and user-friendly as traditional gasoline refueling.

In this newly created role, Jorge will focus on strengthening Electra’s relationships with automobile manufacturers, navigation providers, eMSPs and other pivotal players in the electric mobility sector.  He brings a wealth of experience from his global roles in leading consumer technology companies, where he specialized in developing partnership ecosystems designed to boost adoption, usage, and revenue.

Jorge's most recent position was Chief Business Development Officer at Lemonade Inc., an AI-driven insurance firm. Previously, he was Head of Global Business Development at Spotify, the renowned music streaming platform. His career also includes senior roles at 21st Century Fox’s Digital Media Group and Fuse Capital, along with leading AOL’s Corporate Strategy and M&A. Jorge began his career as a management consultant at Booz Allen & Hamilton.

He is a graduate of the Wharton School and the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.

About Electra

Electra is a European specialist in fast charging for electric vehicles. Present in 8 countries, the company builds and operates a network that now consists of over 1,000 charging points with a goal of reaching 15,000 by 2030.

Electra has gained the trust of major companies such as Indigo, VINCI Autoroutes, Altarea, AccorInvest, Louvre Hôtels Groupe, the Delhaize group, Toulouse Blagnac Airport, InVivo, Groupe Chopard, Stellantis, G7, Bolt, Europcar, Sixt, Honda, MG, and Hertz. It also benefits from the financial support of renowned investors such as PGGM,

EIP in Switzerland, Eurazeo, Serena, the SNCF group via 574 Invest, Ratp Capital Innovation, RIVE Private Investment, RGreen Invest, Frst, Allianz, Groupe Chopard, Caisse des Dépôts et Consignation/Banque des Territoires, Ademe Investissement, and Eiffel Investment Group in France.

With a team of 180 specialists, Electra invests heavily in innovation and research to provide a simplified user experience to the maximum extent. Winner of the French Tech Next 40 and France 2030, Electra recently received the European Scale Up of the Year Award.

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