Goodyear has announced the appointment of Sandeep Mahajan as the Managing Director of India operations He succeeded Rajeev Anand, who is superannuating from the company after completing more than 38 years of service and will continue as the Chairman of the Board for India operations with till December 31, 2020.
Rajeev Anand has held numerous senior leadership roles in India and ASEAN over the past 38 years at Goodyear. Most recently he served as the Chairman & Managing Director of Goodyear India which lasted for more than 11 years. His earlier roles include “Manufacturing Director - ASEAN & India”, “Director Manufacturing & Strategic Initiatives - India” and the Company’s “Chief Operations Officer”. Under his leadership, Goodyear operations grew significantly in India.
Welcoming the new MD, Rajeev Anand, Chairman of Goodyear India said, “As I superannuate from the company, I am happy to hand over this role to Sandeep. I congratulate Sandeep on his new role. He has made significant contribution to the company in the past eight years and I am confident that under his leadership Goodyear will further strengthen its position in the India market. His deep knowledge in Retail and diverse experience across domestic and international markets will help Goodyear grow its business in the India region”.
Sandeep Mahajan has successfully led Farm, Commercial, OTR and Consumer businesses within Goodyear over the last 8 years. He has been instrumental in consolidating the market leadership of the Farm business in India. Sandeep Mahajan has over 29 years of experience in working with large and well-known multinational companies. He started his career with Tata Steel and has had extensive sales & marketing experience at Hindustan Unilever and LG Electronics. He brings extensive P&L as well as sales and marketing experience, both in Indian and key global markets.
Sandeep holds a Bachelor’s in engineering (Mechanical). He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
Commenting on his new role, Sandeep Mahajan said, “I am grateful for the trust and confidence reposed on me, by giving me this oppourtunity to lead the India business. I am confident that together as ONE TEAM, we will work to enhance the Goodyear footprint in India. In addition my endeavour will be to introduce a vibrant culture epitomising Trust, Transperancy and Meritocracy in order to win with our Customers and Consumers. I would also like to thank Rajeev for his guidance in last eight years and wish him best for future.''