Fiat Group Automobiles India Pvt. Ltd (FGAIPL) and Chrysler India Automotive Pvt. Ltd (CIAPL) have jointly announced their new President and Managing Director. Mr. Nagesh A Basavanahalli has immediately assumed his new office and the company have announced that this change was part of their ongoing efforts to strengthen their business position in the country.
Basavanahalli was earlier Head of CIAPL and was earlier based at Chennai, India where he was responsible for Fiat and Chrysler’s APAC (Asia Pacific) Technical Center. He will now be in charge of Fiat and Chrysler operations in India and will report directly to Mike Manley, Chief Operating Officer for the APAC region, Fiat S.p.A. Basavanahalli has been associated with Chrysler ever since he joined the company in 1994. He has held a host of responsible positions in the company where engineering and product planning is concerned.
He is acquired a MBA degree from the University of Chicago Business School and has been recipient of “Booth India Business Leader – 2009” award by Chicago Booth Business School. Enrico Atanasio who till date was MD of FGAIPL will now take on new responsibilities with APAC region that will be announced later. Mike Manley said, “In the short term, Enrico will work closely with Nagesh on a smooth transition of responsibilities and integration of the new structure to support the continued development of our business in India.”