Volvo Bus Corporation announced the appointment of Suresh Chettiar as Business Head of Volvo Buses South Asia and Vice President of Volvo Bus Corporation. Chettiar assumed the position since January 1, 2018 after recently serving as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the region. He has replaced VRV Sriprasad, who, according to the company’s official statement, has opted for early retirement.
‘I am happy to welcome Suresh (Chettiar) to this role. Suresh brings with him over two decades of Volvo Bus and 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, Chettiar 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 Chettiar.