Jagdish Khattar, former MD of Maruti Suzuki India, dies at 78, Auto News, ET Auto
New Delhi: Jagdish Khattar, previous taking care of director of India’s biggest car enterprise Maruti Suzuki, died on Monday morning following a cardiac arrest. He was 78.
Kattar joined Maruti in July 1993 as director (advertising), and went on to become taking care of director in 1999, first as the government nominee, and then in May 2002, as the Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) nominee.
As taking care of director from 1999 to 2007, he steered the enterprise through a period of time of impressive advancement, especially with the first profitable design of the enterprise Maruti Suzuki 800 .
Prior to this he experienced labored as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Metal, Federal government of India, for about five many years.
In between 2003 and 2005, he was president of the Society of Indian Car Companies (SIAM), apex body of the car sector.
Adhering to his superannuation, Khattar launched Carnation Auto, an automotive product sales and assistance enterprise, in 2008.
A lot of sector leaders have chimed in with their condolences for Khattar.
Ashok Taneja, taking care of director and main mentor of Shriram Pistons & Rings, who understood him for extra than a few many years, describes Khattar as “one of individuals unusual sector leaders who mentioned what he considered, somewhat than what many others preferred to hear.”
Taneja recalls that Khattar experienced a larger effect on the advancement and results of Maruti Suzuki in India. “There were ups and downs in desire in his tenure as very well. But when the desire was severely low thanks to financial good reasons, he did crowdsourcing of ideas and was likely the first human being at that time who communicated with suppliers, bankers and dealers on techniques to uplift client sentiments,” Taneja additional.