There has been a reshuffle at Tata’s senior management levels. The most significant one is the appointment of Mr. Ranjit Yadav as New President of Passenger Car Business Unit (PCBU).
Ranjit Yadav worked as Country Head (India), Mobile and IT Businesses of Samsung India and has also worked earlier with Hewlett-Packard Asia Pacific, Philips Electronics & Pond’s India.
Other reshuffles include:
Mr Neeraj Garg, who was earlier working with Volkswagen as Director, Sales & Marketing (Volkswagen Brand), has been appointed as Vice-President – Commercial for PCBU and he replaces Mr R. Ramakrishnan who now moves to a corresponding role in Commercial Vehicles Business Unit (CVBU). Mr. Ramakrishnan has been associated with Tata Motors since 1985 when he joined as a Graduate Engineer Trainee.
These developments come after Tata appointed General Motors Karl Slym as Managing Director after Mr. P.M. Telang retired in June.
On this occasion, 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.
Tata has been upto a lot many internal changes and only future will tell what positives these would bring to the company. Lets hope we get fresher and better products from the Indian Auto Giant.