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Ford India MD Anurag Mehrotra to step down by month-end

Balasundaram Radhakrishnan takes charge as transformation officer of the company.

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Mumbai: American auto major Ford has announced a change at the helm of affairs in India, weeks after declaring the stoppage of local manufacturing in the country. The company informed that Ford India president and managing director Anurag Mehrotra has put in his papers and will step down from his post by the end of September.

Balasundaram Radhakrishnan (Bala), currently Ford India Pvt Ltd (FIPL) director - manufacturing, will take charge as transformation officer, stated the company.

Bala has more than three decades of automotive experience and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the Ford Production System. Under his leadership, the company's Chennai plant witnessed 40 engine and 10 vehicle launches.

"Bala will oversee and drive the transformation efforts associated with the restructuring," said the FIPL spokesperson, adding that the company was committed to supporting customers and partners in India.

After almost three decades of its operations in the Indian market, Ford Motor Company on 9 September announced shutting down passenger vehicle manufacturing operations at its two plants in the country. Moving forward, Ford India will focus on the sale of imported vehicles only.

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