The automotive industry veteran will be responsible for all of the company’s business in the country
Valeo today announced the appointment of Jayakumar G as the company’s India Group President and Managing Director, being responsible for all Valeo businesses in India. Jayakumar is currently the Managing Director of Amalgamations Valeo Clutches Pvt Ltd, Valeo’s joint venture with the Amalgamations Group. He is also Valeo Powertrain Business Group’s India Business Operations Director, leading the development of electrification and hybrid technology initiatives in India.
Jayakumar is a professional in the automotive industry with over 28 years of experience, and has held leadership positions at Lear Corporation and Bosch prior to joining Valeo. He is a mechanical engineer from Coimbatore Institute of Technology, and has completed Valeo Global Management Program at CEDEP, the European Centre for Executive Development located at INSEAD, France and is a certified Six Sigma black belt.
Valeo has a large presence in India with eight production sites, one global R&D centre, five distribution platforms, and one front office to serve its clients. These facilities are spread over Chennai, Pune, Sanand, Gurgaon and Noida. The company employs over 6,000 people in India, of which nearly 50 % are engineers.