The Big Brave Q&A with Chetan Kotur, Polestar

Date: Wednesday 13 February 2019
Time: 1330-1430
Location: Kelvin Gallery, Main Building

The Big Brave offers you the opportunity to hear career stories from some of the most ambitious and accomplished people who have achieved success due to their bravery, passion and determination to make an impact. It’s the must-attend career inspiration event series for University of Glasgow students.

Join us at the Big Brave on Wednesday 13 February to listen to the career story of Chetan Kotur, a passionate designer of cars whose career journey has led him to launch Polestar; a Volvo start-up electric car company that he co-launched in 2017 in Shanghai. He was honoured with the title of RAEng Engineers Trust Young Engineer of the Year for 2018.

At age 16 and in a career dilemma between studying medicine (following family tradition) or pursuing vehicle engineering and design, Chetan was selected as the subject of a Channel 4 documentary,” Vocation, Vocation, Vocation” where he chose to follow his passion. Following graduation Chetan secured a place on Volvo Cars Global Graduate Programme. He worked on designing and developing the company's first collision avoidance safety function using autonomous steering and braking and as a Studio Engineer led the design and engineering work of future cars, as well as the world’s first highly autonomous cars in Volvo’s “Drive Me” programme and now works for Polestar developing Volvo’s first fully electric car.

If you:

  • are considering a career in automotive design?
  • want to ask an industry innovator how you can use your analytical, creativity, and problem-solving skills to start your career?
  • would you like to speak to someone who was challenged with a career dilemma and used his network and experiences to choose his career path?
  • can you see yourself working for an innovative company?

This event might just be for you. It will be hugely popular, early sign up is recommended.

Register your interest here

Free nibbles and refreshments provided.


Sponsored by: Edrington