Suresh Chettiar appointed Business Head of Volvo Buses South Asia

Volvo Bus Corporation has announced the appointment of Suresh Chettiar as Business Head of Volvo Buses South Asia & Vice President Volvo Bus Corporation effective January 1, 2018. Suresh most recently served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the region and replaces VRV Sriprasad, who has opted for early retirement.

‘I am happy to welcome Suresh to this role. Suresh brings with him over two decades of Volvo Bus & Volvo Group experience –having held senior leadership roles across functions. I thank Sriprasad for having led the organisation with distinction over the past four years and wish him the best in his future endeavours,’ said Akash Passey, Chairman, Business Board of Volvo Buses India and Senior Vice President, Region International, Volvo Bus Corporation.

In a career spanning over two decades with Volvo Group in the Indian bus and commercial vehicle industry, Suresh has held senior leadership roles across functions at Volvo Buses in India, and managed the successful introduction of Volvo Group’s UD branded buses in India.

“Volvo Buses is well-positioned to serve customers in this dynamic and large market. We have built significant assets during our journey so far and that provides me a great platform to develop the next phase of our growth journey. The Volvo brand has a strong position in India and South Asia and reflects the highest standards of quality and safety. While drawing on our industry leading global competence, I hope to build on the technology and people strengths within the region,’ said Suresh Chettiar

For further information, please contact...

Sridhar Chari, +91 9820818334,    sridhar [dot] chari [at] volvo [dot] com

Sharmistha Roy, +91 9643660670, Sharmistha [dot] Roy [at] bm [dot] com

About Volvo Buses South Asia

Volvo Buses established a presence in the South Asian region starting in India in 2001, and has since built leading experience when it comes to high-performing bus applications. Volvo Buses has been driving change in the industry introducing various firsts in India – including the true bus chassis concept, the low floor city bus concept, the multi-axle coaches and India’s first commercialised hybrid bus, among a host of other technologies and concepts. This coupled with its state-of-the-art factory and overall profile of being a complete transport solutions provider, Volvo Buses is closely entwined with the progress in the bus industry. The company has the widest range of high-performing buses.

Over 6,500 Volvo buses operate on Indian roads, providing the best travel experience in terms of safety, luxury and comfort to people. Volvo coaches today connect more than 130 major cities across India. Nearly 1,500 Volvo city buses currently operate in 37 cities in the region and play a key role in driving quality of life for millions of people.

The South Asia hub serves customers in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Nepal. Products built in the Hosakote factory are now exported to South Africa and Europe. Globally, Volvo Buses is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of large buses and coaches.

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