OVO appoints new CEO of retail business
28 February 2022
- Raman Bhatia, Chief Operating Officer of OVO has been appointed CEO of OVO’s retail business from 1st March 2022.
- Adrian Letts will be stepping down after three years of leading OVO through the acquisition of SSE Energy Services, the pandemic and the rise of gas prices.
- Raman has led the operations of OVO over the last two years including the migration of customers onto the Kaluza platform and the digital transformation of the customer experience which saw OVO Energy move up the charts to 2nd place in the Which? Annual Energy Supplier Ratings.
- OVO’s VP of Customer Care and former CEO of First Direct Bank Joe Gordon will become COO.
Stephen Fitzpatrick, Founder of OVO said:
“I’d like to thank Adrian for his contribution and leadership during the last three years. Adrian has navigated OVO through the integration of SSE, the pandemic, and more recently through energy market challenges. We wish him the very best for the future.”
“Raman is incredibly well qualified to take OVO through the next phase of growth, having driven the transformation of the retail business over the last two years with great success. He is passionate about customer experience, decarbonisation and creating a great place to work and I cannot think of a better person for this role.”
Adrian Letts said:
“Being part of OVO for the past three years has been a great privilege and I am very proud of what we have achieved as a company. Raman and I have worked together closely for a number of months to ensure a strong succession plan is in place and I have the utmost confidence in him to drive great success for OVO in the future.”
Raman Bhatia said:
“As the COO of OVO I have first-hand experience of this company’s drive to deliver a better customer experience through digital solutions and new technology. With ambitious goals to halve our customers’ carbon emissions I’m honoured to take OVO forward on the next phase of its journey. I’m looking forward to working closely with Stephen and everyone in the company to get us closer to our zero carbon living goal.”
About Raman Bhatia:
Raman joined OVO as Chief Operating Officer in January 2020 and has led the integration of SSE and the migration of millions of customers onto the Kaluza platform. Under Raman’s leadership, OVO Energy is driving positive change for customers, most recently recognised by rising from 8th to 2nd in the Which? Annual Energy Supplier Survey. Raman is the co-sponsor of OVO’s Inclusion and Diversity initiative: OVO Belonging which aims to build a truly inclusive culture at OVO. The company recently won Diverse Company of the Year at the National Diversity Awards.
Prior to OVO, Raman was the Head of Digital Bank for HSBC Retail Banking and Wealth Management in the UK and Europe. As a member of the Executive Committee, he led innovation, new digital ways of working, risk management and the design, development, deployment and commercialisation of digital platforms, products and channels within the UK and Europe.
Before HSBC, Raman worked in consumer tech as VP at HouseTrip and Director of Strategy at Expedia for EMEA. Earlier in his career Raman worked as a management consultant at Bain as well as an advisor to governments, international development agencies on urban governance and planning.
Raman holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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About OVO Energy
OVO Energy was founded in 2009 and redesigned the energy experience to be fair, effortless, green and simple for all customers. The company has spent the last decade investing in the market leading technology, customer service operations and digital products to help members cut their carbon emissions. OVO is on a mission through its sustainability strategy Plan Zero to tackle the most important issue of our time; the climate crisis, by bringing our customers with us on the journey towards zero carbon living. OVO Energy has committed to being a net zero carbon business and achieve bold science-based carbon reduction targets by 2030, while helping members halve their carbon footprint at the same time.