Ashok Leyland inducts Saugata Gupta and Vipin Sondhi to its board

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 11 Nov 2019

Vipin Sondhi will contribute towards future growth strategy for Ashok Leyland.

Chennai-based CV major Ashok Leyland, has announced that the company's Board of Directors in a meeting last week, decided to induct Saugata Gupta as Independent Director and Vipin Sondhi as Director to its board.

The company says Gupta is a well accomplished corporate leader and is currently the MD and CEO of Marico. He is credited with transforming Marico into a high performing business, responsible for driving growth and operations both in India and across international markets, with a commitment to sustainable development.

In August 2019, the Hinduja Group had announced that Vipin Sondhi is brought into its Group's leadership team, where apart from other responsibilities, Sondhi was to focus on consolidation, growth and future strategy of Hinduja Group's global automotive portfolio. He is now joining the Board of Directors at Ashok Leyland.

Vipin Sondhi will formally join the Hinduja Group later this month from JCB, where he is the MD and CEO — India, South East Asia and Pacific and a member of their Global Executive Leadership Team. He had transformed JCB's lndia portfolio to leadership position by bringing in global standards of design, quality and manufacturing.

Dheeraj Hinduja, chairman, Ashok Leyland said, "The induction of both Saugata and Vipin into the Board of Directors at Ashok Leyland will add significant strategic depth to the company given their rich and unique experience across the FMCG and Automotive sectors in India and international markets. I look forward to collaborating closely with them to help achieve Ashok Leyland's new vision to be amongst the top 10 CV manufacturers globally.”