Satyakam Arya, currently Head of Customer Services at Daimler Trucks Asia and Chairman of PABCO, will assume charge as Managing Director and CEO of Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), effective November 1, 2018.
Arya will succeed Erich Nesselhauf, who will return to Daimler headquarters in Germany to take over global responsibility for Manufacturing Engineering at Daimler Trucks, starting 1st October 2018.
Martin Daum, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, Daimler Trucks & Buses, said, “With Satyakam Arya we are confident that we have found the right leader to continue the growth trajectory and take Daimler India Commercial Vehicles to the next level. He brings a deep understanding of the Indian automotive market combined with a wealth of organizational experience gained at Daimler Trucks Asia.”
Satyakam Arya joined DICV in 2009 as the Head of Powertrain Procurement before becoming its Vice President of Global Procurement.
He established the entire supply chain network for DICV. He moved to Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) in Japan in 2014 as the Head of Global Procurement for Daimler Trucks Asia (DTA). In 2017, he became the Head of Customer Services for DTA while also fulfilling the role of President & CEO of MFTBC’s subsidiary PABCO. d PABCO’s profitability.