Chennai – Change at the top of Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV): Daimler Trucks Asia (DTA) today announces the appointment of Satyakam Arya as CEO of Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) replacing current CEO Erich Nesselhauf. Mr. Arya will assume his new role from November 1, 2018.
Mr. Arya joined DICV in 2009 as Head of Powertrain Procurement before becoming the Vice President of Global Procurement. In 2014, he moved to MFTBC in Japan as the Head of DTA’s Global Procurement. In 2017, he became the Head of Customer Services for DTA, where he effectively grew Fuso’s parts and services businesses internationally and in Japan.
Mr. Nesselhauf will return to Germany to take on the role of Head of Manufacturing Engineering at Daimler Trucks from October 1, 2018. He has spent almost a decade at DICV and has firmly established Daimler Trucks’ business in India, one of the company’s strategic growth markets.
In his new role at DICV, Mr. Arya will lead Daimler’s Indian commercial vehicles brand BharatBenz, a fast-growing newcomer in India’s growing truck and bus market.
Hartmut Schick, President and CEO of MFTBC and Head of DTA, said that “I am convinced that with Satyakam Arya, we have found the right leader to take DICV to the next level and further establish BharatBenz in India. With his passion, experience, knowledge and record of achievement, I have every confidence that he is up to the task.”