Tyre major, Goodyear has appointed Sandeep Mahajan as the managing director of the India operations with effect from June 1, 2020 for five years or up to the date of superannuation or retirement. Mahajan succeeds Rajeev Anand, who will superannuate from the company after completing more than 38 years.
In his earlier role Mahajan has successfully led the farm, commercial, OTR and consumer businesses within the company over the past eight years. He has been instrumental in consolidating the market leadership of the farm business in India.
Mahajan has over 29 years of experience in working with large and well-known multinational companies. He started his career with Tata Steel and has had extensive sales and marketing experience at Hindustan Unilever and LG Electronics. The tyre maker says he brings extensive P&L as well as sales and marketing experience, both in Indian and key global markets. He holds a Bachelor’s in engineering (Mechanical) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
Commenting on his new role, Mahajan said, “I am grateful for the trust and confidence reposed on me, by giving me this opportunity to lead the India business. I am confident that together as One team, we will work to enhance the Goodyear footprint in India. In addition my endeavour will be to introduce a vibrant culture epitomising trust, transparency and meritocracy in order to win with our customers and consumers. I would also like to thank Rajeev for his guidance in last eight years and wish him best for future.''
Rajeev Anand will continue as the chairman of the Board for India operations with effect from June 1, till December 31, 2020.
Anand has held numerous senior leadership roles in India and ASEAN over the past 38 years at Goodyear. His earlier roles include Manufacturing Director – ASEAN & India, Director Manufacturing and Strategic Initiatives – India and the company’s chief operations officer”. The company says under his leadership, Goodyear operations grew significantly in India.
Congratulating Mahajan, Anand said, “As I superannuate from the company, I am happy to hand over this role to Sandeep. I congratulate Sandeep on his new role. He has made significant contribution to the company in the past eight years and I am confident that under his leadership Goodyear will further strengthen its position in the India market. His deep knowledge in retail and diverse experience across domestic and international markets will help Goodyear grow its business in the India region.”