Tata Motors' Ravindra Pisharody elected vice president

Ravindra PisharodyThe Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the Industry body representing leading vehicle and vehicular engine manufacturers in India, has elected Ravindra Pisharody as its vice president.

Pisharody is the executive director (commercial vehicles) at Tata Motors.

Pisharody was unanimously elected for the post by the SIAM executive committee, the association said in a statement.

''I look forward to my new role as the vice-president. I understand that the role would be challenging and I would like to pitch in with my contributions and help strengthen the team further so that we can move towards our common goals," Pisharody said.

He is also on board of various Tata Groups companies such as Tata Marcopolo Motors, Tata Cummins, Tata International, Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicles, South Korea and Tata Motors South Africa.

He holds a Bachelor's of Technology in Electronics Engineering from from IIT Kharagpur and Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

Pisharody is a senior management professional, with over 30 years of executive experience and has held national, regional and global leadership roles in sales, marketing, business management and strategy development.

SIAM facilitates dialogue between the Indian automobile industry, the government, national and international organisations. SIAM also works closely with concerned stakeholders and helps evolve rules, regulations and policies related to the automobile industry.