Mahindra & Mahindra has roped in Viren Popli as the new president & CEO of Mahindra North America. He will take charge from Mani Iyer and will report to Rajesh Jejurikar, President of Farm Equipment Sector Mahindra & Mahindra Limited.
In the past, Mr Popli has worked for various Mahindra group organizations. Until now he was working as the COO of Swaraj Tractor Division in Farm Equipment Sector of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. Prior to that, he was operations head of Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd.
Viren Popli holds an MBA and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Before Mahindra, he was associated with Star TV India Ltd. for over a decade and also worked as the country manager at Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. for more than six years.
Mr Popli is also the vice chairman of CII (Confederation of Indian Industry - Punjab Council), member of the Board of Directors of Gromax Agri Equipment Ltd. and a member of the Governing Council of Tractor and Mechanisation Association of India.
Mahindra & Mahindra plans to double its business in the U.S. market to $1 billion by 2020, compared to $547 million earned during the 2017 financial year.
Source: ET Auto