Sandeep Mahajan takes over as MD India of Goodyear

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Goodyear, one of the world's largest tyre companies, announced the appointment of Sandeep Mahajan as the Managing Director of India operations with effect from June 1, 2020 for a period of 5 years or up to the date of superannuation or retirement. He has 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 effect from June 01, 2020 till December 31, 2020. Rajeev Anand has held numerous senior leadership positions in India and ASEAN over the past 38 years at Goodyear. Most recently he served as the Chairman & Managing Director of Goodyear India 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.

Mahajan has led Farm, Commercial, OTR and Consumer businesses within Goodyear over the last 8 years, and has been instrumental in consolidating the market leadership of the Farm business in India. He has over 29 years of experience in working with MNCs; he started his career with Tata Steel and has extensive sales & marketing experience at Hindustan Unilever and LG Electronics, and brings with him extensive P&L as well as sales and marketing experience, both in Indian and key global markets. He holds a Bachelor's in engineering (Mechanical) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Bangalore.

Welcoming the new MD, Rajeev Anand said that Mahajan has made a significant contribution to the company in the past eight years and under his leadership Goodyear will further strengthen its position in the Indian market. His deep knowledge in retail and experience across domestic and international markets will help Goodyear grow its business.

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 the best for future.

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