Gurpratap Boparai has reportedly joined the company as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mahindra’s Automotive Business in Europe, which includes brands like Automobili Pininfarina and Peugeot Motocycles.
Former Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Managing Director, Gurpratap Boparai, has joined Mahindra Group in a new leadership position. The information has been revealed by Rajesh Jejurikar, Executive Director – Auto and Farm Sectors, Mahindra & Mahindra, via a social media post. He said – “We are delighted to welcome Gurpratap Boparai to Mahindra – in a very exciting role.” While Jejurikar did not reveal Boparai’s exact role in the company, reportedly he has joined the company as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mahindra’s Automotive Business in Europe, which includes brands like Automobili Pininfarina and Peugeot Motocycles.
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Gurpratap Boparai’s resignation from Skoda Auto Volkswagen India was announced on December 15, 2021, and he officially stepped down from his position on January 1, 2022. Having spent almost 3 years with the company, Boparai spearheaded the India 2.0 strategy for the group which saw both Volkswagen and Skoda Auto India investing heavily in the country to make cars in India, for India. Recently, the company announced that Piyush Arora succeed Boparai as the new MD.
Prior to VW Group, Boparai served as the CEO of Fiat India from 2012. He joined Fiat in 2007 as the Assistant VP for Manufacturing and Powertrain division and two years later went on to head the powertrain division. Boparai has also worked with companies such as TELCO (now Tata Motors), Ocap Chassis Parts, Iveco and Tata Cummins and has an experience that spans more than 25 years.