SIAM names Vinod Aggarwal president for 2022-23, Auto News, ET Auto

Vinod Aggarwal, MD and CEO, Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles (VECV), as Chairman for 2022-23.

New Delhi: The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) on Thursday announced that it has elected Vinod Aggarwal, MD & CEO, Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles (VECV), as President for 2022-23.

Aggarwal, who was vice president of SIAM, succeeds Kenichi Ayukawa, executive vice president and full-time director of Maruti Suzuki India.

SIAM members also elected Shailesh Chandra, Managing Director, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility, as Vice Chairman of SIAM for 2022-23.

Satyakam Arya, CEO and Managing Director of Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, has been elected SIAM Treasurer for 2022-23.

After taking over as Chairman of SIAM, Aggarwal said, “The Indian automotive industry is currently at a very exciting time. The industry is seeing rapid adoption and focusing on connectivity, electric mobility and alternative fuels, along with other technological advancements, to provide consumers with vehicles that are not only modern, but also safe and environmentally friendly. ‘environment. We are grateful to the government for its consistent focus on improving infrastructure through significant investments and such policies that modernize this industry. I am touched by the opportunity to contribute to the new era of Amrit Kaal, working with the members of SIAM.

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