Fiat India Automobiles Ltd (FIAL) has announced the retirement of Rajeev Kapoor from the post of President & CEO and appointment of Gurpratap Boparai as the new CEO of the company. Rajeev Kapoor joined FIAL in 2007 and has overseen the formative years of the operations to its present level and is retiring on reaching 60 years of age.
Until now, Boparai was so far heading the powertrain division of the company. The company claims that he possesses the requisite skills and experience and will be responsible to scale up Ranjangaon facility to further heights under his leadership.
Having joined Fiat India in 2007 as Assistant Vice President, Manufacturing and Powertrain Division, Boparai took over as Head of Powertrain Division in 2009 where he was responsible for business development and overlooking all the functions of powertrain plants like manufacturing, Finance, HR, PE and others.
Boparai comes with over 20 years of experience in the automobile sector and has worked with some of the most reputed companies. His successful stints include Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company Limited, Ocap Chassis Parts Private Limited, Iveco and Tata Cummins Limited.
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