Doreswamy to lead Con­ti­nen­tal in In­dia

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The tech­nol­ogy com­pany Con­ti­nen­tal has named Prashanth Doreswamy as its Head in In­dia. Doreswamy took over as Mar­ket Head of Con­ti­nen­tal In­dia and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Con­ti­nen­tal Au­to­mo­tive In­dia, in the first week of Oc­to­ber 2017. He suc­ceeds Claude d’Gama Rose, who re­tires later this year.

Doreswamy will con­tinue to fo­cus on driv­ing rev­enue op­por­tu­ni­ties for Con­ti­nen­tal in the re­gion and in­creas­ing its tech­nol­ogy and prod­uct de­vel­op­ment ca­pa­bil­i­ties in In­dia. The Ger­man con­glom­er­ate that com­menced In­dia op­er­a­tions in 2008, has estab­lished a strong pres­ence in the do­mes­tic mar­ket through steady in­vest­ments, lo­cal­iza­tion of the value chain and bet­ting big on tech­nol­ogy. To­day, the tier-1 au­to­mo­tive sup­plier, tyre man­u­fac­turer and in­dus­trial part­ner op­er­ates across In­dia – with over 7000 em­ploy­ees in 16 lo­ca­tions, in­clud­ing nine plants that cater to the In­dian mar­ket, and a Tech­ni­cal Cen­ter that sup­ports global R&D.

Ac­cord­ing to Frank Jour­dan, Mem­ber of the Ex­ec­u­tive Board of Con­ti­nen­tal AG and Pres­i­dent of the Chas­sis & Safety Di­vi­sion, who is Coun­try Sponsor for In­dia, “We are glad to have Prashanth Doreswamy join­ing us to lead Con­ti­nen­tal in In­dia. Con­ti­nen­tal has grown steadily in In­dia and I take this op­por­tu­nity to thank Claude for his lead­er­ship. Con­ti­nen­tal will stay fo­cused on build­ing strong cus­tomer re­la­tion­ships, man­u­fac­tur­ing ex­cel­lence, lo­cal­iza­tion and build­ing a strong tal­ent base for strength­en­ing lo­cal in­no­va­tion. We will con­tinue to grow in In­dia, and I ex­tend my best wishes to Prashanth.”

Claude d’Gama Rose said, “I’m glad to wel­come Prashanth Doreswamy as my suc­ces­sor. His ex­pe­ri­ence, track record and value sys­tem are ideal to take Con­ti­nen­tal to the next level in In­dia. The com­pany will stay fo­cused on tech­nol­ogy in­no­va­tion and man­u­fac­tur­ing ex­cel­lence to con­tinue be­ing a part­ner of choice to our cus­tomers.”

Doreswamy said, “I am hon­ored to be named the leader of Con­ti­nen­tal In­dia, at a time when the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try is un­der­go­ing a trans­for­ma­tion. To­day the com­pany is de­vel­op­ing and pro­duc­ing trend­set­ting tech­nolo­gies that re­de­fine mo­bil­ity. The In­dia en­tity is in­te­gral to this jour­ney, and I look for­ward to work­ing with our em­ploy­ees and in­dus­try part­ners in driv­ing growth for Con­ti­nen­tal in the re­gion.”

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