Tuesday, September 18, 2012
By Manoj Kumawat
Tata Motors appoints Ranjit Yadav as President of Passenger Car Business Unit
Tata Motors today announced the appointment of Mr. Ranjit Yadav as President of the company’s Passenger Car Business Unit (PCBU). The company has also appointed Mr. Neeraj Garg as Vice President – Commercial for PCBU. The company also announced the movement of the incumbent Vice President – Commercial, PCBU, Mr. R. Ramakrishnan, to a corresponding role for its Commercial Vehicles Business Unit (CVBU).
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Before joining Tata Motors, Mr. Yadav was Country Head (India) for the Mobile & IT Businesses of Samsung India Electronics Ltd. He was previously with Hewlett - Packard Asia Pacific, Philips Electronics and Pond’s India Limited.
Mr. Garg joins the company from Volkswagen, where he was the Director Sales & Marketing (Volkswagen brand). He has earlier worked with Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. and Honda Siel Cars India Ltd.
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Mr. R Ramakrishnan has been with Tata Motors since he joined as a Graduate Engineer Trainee in 1985.
Commenting on the appointments, the Managing Director of Tata Motors, Mr. Karl Slym, said, “Mr. Ranjit Yadav’s experience of leading a highly customer-centric business will bring in the outside-in perspective that we need to further evolve our Passenger Vehicles business. Mr. Neeraj Garg brings in significant domain understanding of the Indian car space and its competitive dynamics. We are happy that they will spearhead our aggressive plans in the high-potential market that India is. We are also happy to have Mr. Ramakrishnan’s extensive commercial vehicles experience back for our CV business to retain our traditional market dominance.”