Chennai: Hinduja Group flagship Ashok Leyland on Friday announced the appointment of Dr V Sumantran as non-executive vice-chairman with immediate effect.
The decision to this effect was taken at the company’s board meeting, Ashok Leyland said in a statement.
Dr. V Sumantran, non-executive vice-chairman, Ashok Leyland. Photo: Bloomberg.
Sumantran, a member of the board, would be responsible for the business plan and results of the defence and light commercial vehicle business units of Ashok Leyland.
Sumantran, who has 26 years of experience in the automobile industry, was the executive vice-chairman of Hinduja Automotive Ltd.
Ashok Leyland managing director Vinod K Dasari would be responsible for operations of Ashok Leyland, including manufacturing of products as required by Defence and Light Commercial Vehicle business units.
Ashok Leyland executive vice-chairman R Seshasayee would continue to handle overall responsibilities for all operations of the company, its subsidiaries and associate companies, the statement added.