Indians hold key positions in MarutiIndians are given key slots in Maruti
Apnaloan.com Research Bureau
21 Apr 2008
Maruti Suzuki India has set up a new management structure installing five Indians in crucial decision-making positions.
This layer forms the second rung of the company's executive management, just below Managing Director S Nakanishi. Earlier when Jagdish Khattar was the Managing Director, he was the only Indian in the top management.
The new structure has two executives, one Indian and the other Japanese, heading the five critical functions of the company -production, sales & marketing, procurement, administration & engineering, and research & development.
Both the Indian and the Japanese have the same designation of management executive officer. However, there is only one distinction - the Japanese is also a member of the board of directors, while the Indian is invited to attend all board meetings.
The new management structure has MM Singh and M Ohashi heading production, Rao and Keiichi Asai at the top of engineering and R&D, SY Siddiqui and H Nagao heading administration and Mayank Pareek and O Oishi, head of sales & marketing.
The new structure is in keeping with the new management philosophy adopted by Suzuki Motors of Japan, which holds 54.2 per cent of Maruti's equity.