Dana Inc appoints Gajanan Gandhe country head for Dana India

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 03 May 2019

Automotive Tier 1, Dana Inc, the leading provider of propulsion technologies, today announced that it has appointed Gajanan Gandhe as the country leader of Dana India, effective today. 

In this role, Gandhe will work across Dana, including the company's business units, functional teams, and joint-venture partners, to accelerate strategic and profitable growth.  In addition, he will also implement the company's e-mobility strategy in the country, and will be an active member on each of Dana's India-based boards of directors.

"India is one of the world's largest industrial markets, and Gandhe brings proven leadership experience in the mobility industry in India, as well as globally," said Antonio Valencia, senior vice-president, global electrification, China, and India for Dana.  

"In combination with our significant organic growth and the acquisitions of Brevini, TM4, SME, and Oerlikon Drive Systems, India is one of our largest regions.  We are excited to welcome Gandhe to the Dana team as we continue to capitalise on this important growth sector," added Valencia.

The global Tier 1 supplier says Gandhe brings to Dana a significant leadership experience with global multinational mobility companies. In his earlier stint, he served as executive director, India and vice-president, South Asian/African operations for International Automotive Components (IAC).  He has also held leadership positions with Lear Corporation, Dow Automotive, and General Motors.  

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