Ashok Leyland announces new management structure to drive growth

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 21 Jun 2019

Commercial vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland today announced a set of organisational changes designed to shape future growth strategies.

Gopal Mahadevan, who was recently appointed as wholetime director in addition to his current role as CFO and president, Customer Solutions Business, will now also be responsible for Information Technology (IT), Corporate Strategy and Business Analytics.

Anuj Kathuria has appointed as the COO for the Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicle (M&HCV) business, while Nitin Seth has been appointed as COO, responsible for Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV), Defence, International Operations (IO) and Power Solutions Business (PSB).  

The company's CTO, Dr N Saravanan in addition to his current role will also be responsible for the electric vehicles (EVs) business.

Announcing these organisational changes, Dheeraj Hinduja, chairman, Ashok Leyland said, "At Ashok Leyland we have always believed in nurturing and rewarding internal talent. We have a robust pipeline of leaders who are ready to take on greater challenges and these appointments are a fitting recognition of their contribution and capability. The Ashok Leyland team has performed well over the last few years and have collectively achieved its vision of breaking into the Global Top 10 in M&HCV trucks and Global Top 5 in M&HCV buses in volume terms. A milestone we are indeed very proud of and one which has encouraged us to aspire for greater goals.”