SIAM appoints Vinod Aggarwal as its new president

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 15 Sep 2022

The Executive Committee of Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the apex body of the Indian automotive industry, today elected Vinod Aggarwal, MD and CEO, Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles Ltd (VECV) as its new president for 2022-23.

Vinod Aggarwal, who was the Vice-President of SIAM succeeds Kenichi Ayukawa, Executive Vice Chairman & Whole Time Director, Maruti Suzuki India. The election for new office bearers was conducted during the Executive Committee Meeting, which was held after SIAM’s Annual General Meeting today.

After taking over as SIAM president, Mr Aggarwal said, “The Indian automotive industry is currently at a very exciting juncture. The industry is witnessing rapid adoption and focus on connectivity, e-mobility and alternate fuels, and other technological advancements, to provide the consumers with not just modern, but also safe and environment friendly vehicles. We are grateful to the government for its constant focus on improving the infrastructure through significant investments and such policies that modernise this industry.  I am humbled by the opportunity to contribute to the new era of Amrit Kaal, working closely together with the SIAM members.”

The members of SIAM also elected Shailesh Chandra, Managing Director, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility, as the Vice-President of SIAM for 2022-23.  Satyakam Arya, CEO and MD, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles has been elected as the Treasurer of SIAM for 2022-23.

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