Friday, August 31, 2012
By Manoj Kumawat
Fiat India appoints Gurpratap Boparai as President and CEO
Fiat India Automobiles today announced the retirement of Rajeev Kapoor from the post of President & CEO and appointment of Gurpratap Boparai as the new CEO of the company. Rajeev Kapoor joined Fiat India Automobiles in 2007 and has overseen the formative years of the operations to its present level and is retiring on reaching 60 years of age.
Mr. Boparai was so far heading the Power Train division of the company. He possesses the requisite skills and experience and will be responsible to scale up the state-of-the-art Ranjangaon facility to further heights under his leadership.
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Having joined Fiat India in 2007 as Assistant Vice President, Manufacturing and Powertrain Division Mr. Boparai took over as Head of Powertrain Division in 2009 where he was responsible for business development and overlooking all the functions of Power Train plants like manufacturing, Finance, HR, PE and others.
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Mr. Boparai comes with over 20 years of experience in the automobile sector and has worked with some of the most reputed companies. His successful stints include Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company Limited, Ocap Chassis Parts Private Limited, Iveco and Tata Cummins Limited.