29 May 2020

Executive Connect



Vinod Aggarwal, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd (VECV), has more than 34 years of experience. He joined Eicher in 1983 and since then has handled various assignments across the Tractor, Trucks, Buses, Gears, and Engines, businesses. He was appointed Group CFO in 2006; President, Eicher Trucks and Buses, in 2009; and CEO of VECV in July 2010. He was appointed Managing Director of VE Commercial Vehicles in October 2016.

A Commerce graduate from Punjab University, he has dual qualifications as Chartered Accountant, and Cost & Management Accountant. He was conferred the ‘CV Man of the Year Award’ at the annual Apollo CV Awards 2014, felicitated with the ‘Hall of Fame Award’ at the 4th Annual Manufacturing Today Excellence Summit & Awards 2015, and was awarded ‘Best CEO’ in the Medium & Heavy(CV) Makers category in 2016 by World Auto Forum.




Multi Tasker

Pushp Raj Singh, CMO, JSW Cement, is a senior marketing professional with a career spanning more than 20 years in sales, channel management, and business development. He is experienced in handling profit center operations for achieving top-line and bottom-line growth. He is highly skilful in managing sales operations for the promotion of company products and setting/achieving the targets. He is proficient in devising strategic business plans for the achievement of organizational objectives. He has a diverse skill set including strategic planning, exceptional presentation, organizational and leadership skills, and a proven ability to build partnerships/alliances and relationships. He has handled operations from all four metros and pan India Operations, besides having a global exposure including working out of Frankfurt in Germany. He has previously worked in leadership roles at Apollo Tyres, Dalmia Cement Bharat Ltd., and Prism Cement Ltd.




Business Transformer

Uday Tripathi, Business Head, Polypropylene Business, Reliance Industries Ltd, played a crucial role in business transformation of the petrochemical division of Reliance Industries, starting from laying down its business blueprint to implementation and managing the organisational change across functions. His professional career spans more than 25 years in polyester and polymer business in areas of sales (domestic and international), finance, supply chain, and general management in Petrochemicals Division of Reliance Industries Ltd. He also had an international stint as Chief Representative of Indonesia Office, and was responsible for polymer sales in South East Asia. He also managed logistic operations in Jebel Ali in the GCC region. He graduated from Mumbai University in 1989 and followed it up with a Masters in Marketing Management from Mumbai University. Thereafter he also completed a General Management Program from Harvard Business School.




Concrete Expert

Rajesh Kawoor Sr. Vice President, Universal Heavy Engineering Division, Universal Construction Machinery & Equipment Ltd., has just joined the company to head its newly launched Heavy Engineering Division, and take it up to the next level. A Mechanical Engineer, his experience spans 30 years, which has earned him a reputation as ‘Concrete Equipment Expert’ in India.  In his earlier stint he set  a firm base in India for an internationally renowned construction equipment manufacturer, where  he was  responsible for development of infrastructure and establishment including setting up of sales, service, parts and logistics network,  on a pan India basis. Prior to that he worked in mining sector for PSUs like Coal India Ltd. In his earlier assignment, he successfully completed challenging High Rise building projects which are considered among tallest buildings in India till date. He was instrumental in successful execution of prestigious projects which are considered landmarks in India.


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