Abhay Firodia, Chairman, Force Motors Ltd. has been appointed President of SIAM
(Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers) by the apex body's executive
committee on September 7, 2017. Dr. Firodia will succeed Vinod Dasari, Managing
Director & CEO, Ashok Leyland.
Dr Firodia had previously been elected President of AIAM in the year 1990-91
& 1991-92. SIAM's Executive
Committee also elected Rajan Wadhera, President - Automotive, Mahindra &
Mahindra Ltd. as its Vice President. Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director &
CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. has been appointed as Treasurer by SIAM's
Abhay Firodia has been conferred an honorary degree of "Doctor of
Science" by Rajiv Gandhi Technological University, Madhya Pradesh, has
also received the 'Jain Ratna' award and 'Cross of the Order of Merit' from the
Federal Republic of Germany for his services offered in drawing closer ties
between India and Germany.
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