September 18, 2012

Tata Motors appoints Ranjit Yadav as president of Passenger Car Business Unit

Mumbai: Tata Motors today announced the appointment of Ranjit Yadav as president of the company’s Passenger Car Business Unit (PCBU). The company has also appointed Neeraj Garg as vice president, commercial, for PCBU. The company also announced the movement of the incumbent vice president R Ramakrishnan, commercial, PCBU, to a corresponding role in its Commercial Vehicle Business Unit.

Before joining Tata Motors, Mr Yadav was country head (India) for the mobile and IT businesses of Samsung India Electronics. He was previously with Hewlett-Packard Asia Pacific, Philips Electronics and Pond’s India.

Mr Garg joins the company from Volkswagen, where he was the director of sales and marketing (Volkswagen brand). He has earlier worked with Nissan Motor India and Honda Siel Cars India.

Mr 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, Karl Slym, said, “Mr 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 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 commercial vehicles business to retain our traditional market dominance.”