Greaves Cotton Vice Chairman Nagesh Basavanhalli to step down from post | Autocar Professional

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Nagesh Basavanhalli, the non-executive Vice Chairman of Greaves Cotton has announced retirement from his position, the company said on Wednesday. Basavanhalli, in his letter to the company board, attributed the decision to personal and professional factors. “Considering my long-term association with the Company and to ensure a smooth transition, I will be happy to continue as Non-Executive Vice Chairman till a suitable candidate is appointed,” the letter reads. 
“Recognising Basavanhalli’s longstanding association with the Company, the Board requested and  Basavanhalli agreed to continue in his current capacity as Non-executive Vice Chairman until the identification, selection, and transition to new leadership within the Company is finalised, ensuring a seamless transition process.  The Board acknowledges Basavanhalli’s invaluable contributions and expresses gratitude for his remarkable leadership in transforming Greaves into a forward-thinking organisation poised to seize new opportunities,” the company said in a statement. The effective date of his retirement shall be agreed between Basavanhalli and the Board.

In his current role at Greaves Cotton Limited, Basavanhalli has been instrumental in focusing on sustainable growth, strategic partnerships, and augmenting business diversification. He first joined Greaves Cotton in 2016.

Basavanhalli has a career spanning over two decades, with experience from multinational corporations, private equity and family-promoted businesses across the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Eastern Europe.

Basavanhalli worked for over two decades at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), where he served for over two decades, to eventually become Managing Director and President of Fiat Group Automobiles India Pvt. Ltd. Basavanhalli’s strategic contributions included restructuring the India business operations for FCA as well as establishing the Emerging Market offices across India, China and EE.

He also worked as President, Emerging Markets, at the Alliance Tyre Group (ATG), a KKR portfolio company, where he played a pivotal role in transitioning it into a professional private equity-led company, ultimately leading to a successful exit.

He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a Master of Science from the University of Texas, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from India.

 

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