NewZNew (Chandigarh) : Mr. Vinod Dasari, Managing Director, Ashok Leyland is elected President of Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the apex Industry body representing leading vehicle and vehicular engine manufacturers in India. Mr. Arvind Saxena, President and Managing Director, General Motors India is elected as the new Vice – President. Mr. Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India is appointed the new Treasurer of SIAM. The election was held during the Executive Committee Meeting after the Annual General Meeting of SIAM.
“It is an honour to be appointed the President of Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). I shall continue to work towards the betterment of the industry and ensure that it fulfills its responsibilities towards the nation.” Said Mr. Dasari while commenting on his new role.
On the occasion of the Annual General meeting of SIAM the automotive fraternity came together and SIAM and ACMA felicitated Shri Brij Mohan Lall Munjal, founder Director and Chairman Emeritus of Hero MotoCorp with the Lifetime Achievement Honour. The honour was handed over to his son, Shri Pawan Munjal, Chairman, Managing Director & CEO of Hero MotoCorp by the Hon’ble Finance Minister of India, Mr. ArunJaitley in the absence of Shri Brij Mohan Lall Munjal who could not attend the function to personally accept the honour.
Shri ArunJaitley, commenting on Shri Brij Mohan Lall Munjal’s personality said, “There are some awards which add to the stature of the recipient and there are some recipients who add to the stature of the award. Shri Munjal is one such recipient who will add to the stature of the award.”