Jhansi Nalla

Engineering Group Manager- Software Defined Vehicle
General Motors

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Jhansi Nalla leads a group of Systems Engineers and Program Managers within Software Defined Vehicle organization at General Motors (GM). She has been proudly serving in the U.S Army Reserves from 2015 onwards as a 12A/92A – Engineering/Automated Logistics & Supply Chain with 457th FEST A EN Det Army Corps of Engineers located in Livonia, Michigan.

In her previous role at GM Defense as Assistant Program Manager, she led the execution if Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV) contract worth $214.3 million for Army customer. She started her journey as a Quality Chain Engineer for Autonomous and ADAS business unit at GM supporting Cruise and internal SuperCruise teams.

Before joining GM in 2018, Jhansi worked for Fiat Chrysler and Continental Automotive as an Electrical Systems Engineer supporting the cradle to grave development of various sub-systems/systems. She also worked as a CITRIX Software Developer at IBM India before moving to United States in 2014.

Jhansi holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University (Texas), and a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from JNTU, Hyderabad (India).

Outside of work, Jhansi leads and supports local schools’ projects in STEM, especially encouraging young girls to explore the world of science. Mentoring and Volunteering has been the biggest part of her life. Some of the non-profit organizations she supports are Mission Continue, Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN), Veteran’s Employee Resource Group at GM, co-chair for Next4Vet Affinity Group at Inforum, Oakland County youth assistance council. She is passionate about helping others and making sure the veterans/current service members (specially women) have access to resources they need to grow as leaders.