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Ashok Leyland appoints their new MD & CEO: Vipin Sondhi

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Bengaluru, India - December 13, 2019: Indian automobile company, Ashok Leyland, has nominated, Vipin Sondhi as the new chief executive officer and managing director. Vipin Sondhi succeeded Vinod K Dasari.

Vipin Sondhi has an experience of more than three decades in huge MNC organizations in manufacturing and engineering sectors.Before taking up the new position, Sondhi initiated as the MD and CEO of JCB India and he was also an active member of JCB Global Executive team. Prior to his position in JCB, he had led Tecumseh India as the MD for over 12 years. He has officially joined Hinduja Group in November 2019. He will focus on

growth, future strategy and consolidation of Hinduja Group’s global automotive portfolio in his new position. The role of Vipin Sondhi as CEO & Managing Director is for a period of five years.

“Vipin has a strong, proven track record as a leader and is a passionate and hands-on professional. His known ability to drive performance working seamlessly with all key stakeholders will be valuable at Ashok Leyland. I am confident that the company will reach new frontiers under his stewardship and look forward to some very exciting times in 2020 and beyond." said Dheeraj Hinduja, Chairman, Ashok Leyland.

“I am honoured and feel privileged to be part of Ashok Leyland, an institution with a rich 70-year legacy of pioneering technology leadership. Perhaps the only pure-play Indian commercial vehicle manufacturer, its ability to indigenously develop new products including Electric Buses has always helped the company to stay ahead of the curve. I look forward to working closely with all the stakeholders and employees to help achieve Ashok Leyland’s new Vision to be among the Top 10 CV manufacturers globally,” said the new MD& CEO, Vipin Sondhi.

Vipin Sondhi was not only responsible for the Indian region but he was responsible for South East Asian and Pacific business for the organisation and initiated a major role in articulating the global product and manufacturing strategy for the group.

Ashok Leyland is an Indian automobile business having their headquarters in Chennai. The company is officially owned by Hinduja Group and it was founded in 1948. Ashok Leyland is considered as the second largest vehicle manufacturer in India.

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