Winners from the 7th WAF Awards 2019 Are Out!

Winners from the 7th WAF Awards 2019 Are Out!

Winners from the 7th WAF Awards 2019 Are Out!
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Organized by World Auto Forum that connects the entire auto industry across 125 countries, WAF Awards has become a well recognised and aspirational awards for the auto sector

World Auto Forum (WAF) has announced the winners of the WAF Awards 2019, powered by research by IIT Delhi. The organisers announced are dozens of awards for the best car, bike and truck. WAF rewards and recognises the winning people behind the best products and companies each year.

World Auto Forum Awards, in its 7th edition, has come to define platinum performance across the Auto Industry. The stringent Quadruple Elimination Process, multiple jury rounds, strong research by IIT Delhi team and neutral observers to ensure transparency make these awards toughest to win and happiest to receive. Organized by World Auto Forum that connects the entire auto industry across 125 countries, WAF Awards has become a well recognised and aspirational awards for the auto sector.  

Anuj Guglani, CEO, World Auto Forum said, ”This year, over 10 hours of discussions across 2 Jury rounds, over three months of research, and over 75 emails have gone into selecting the winners. As each year, there are Observers during Jury Rounds, No Sponsor partners or Current Auto OEM Employees allowed on Jury and of course Ref Checks after Jury Rounds! This is what makes WAF Awards truly special & unique!”

He further added, ”The winners & their achievements this time are even more special, as the industry faces challenging headwinds, structural shifts in consumer behaviour, policy & regulatory reforms. Each year we encourage the winners to join us with their families and teams as you just can’t undermine the latter’s contribution to their success.”

Before we come to the list of winners, a huge thank you to WAF Jury members, research team and our observers for their immense contribution in selecting the worthy winners.

 

WAF Awards Jury 2019:

  1. Nikunj Sanghi | Chairman, ASDC & Director, FADA
  2. Dilip Chenoy | Secretary General, FICCI
  3. Anupam Sanghi – Senior Corporate Lawyer
  4. Avik Chattopadhyay – Co-Founder, Expereal
  5. Puneet Kapur – Head, LeanExcell
  6. S Ramaswamy – Managing Partner, Medha Advisors
  7. Dr Akhil Prasad – Country Counsel, Boeing India
  8. AK Birla – Former EVP, Volvo Eicher
  9. Anuj Guglani | CEO, World Auto Forum

WAF Awards Observers 2019:

  1. Harsh Vashist, MD Sparsh Auto Tech
  2. Prof MP Gupta, IIT Delhi
  3. Atul Arora , GM – GFK India

IIT Delhi Research team:

  1. Nandeesh Kumar
  2. Kunal Kapadia
  3. Erupudi Venkata Bhavani

 

Winners of WAF Awards 2019

1

Ravi Kyran R

Best HR Head – 2W Category

2

V Sridhar

Best Production Head – 2W Category

3

Sarang Kanade

Best Marketing & Sales Head – 2W Category

4

Sanjay Bhan

Best After Sales Head – 2W Category

5

Royal Enfield

Best Marketing & Sales Function – Premium 2W Category

6

P Harihar

Best Production Head – CV Category

7

Tata Motors CVBU

Best Marketing & Sales Function – CV Category

8

TVS Apache RTR Ethanol

Best Product Innovation

9

Kia Seltos

Best Product Innovation

10

BlueLink by Hyundai

Best Tech Innovation

11

Womens Safety Campaign by Volvo Cars India

Best Program Innovation

12

Vijay Sethi

Best CSR Head

13

Tata Motors PVBU

Best Procurement Function – PV Category

14

Atul Joshi

Best HR Head – PV Category

15

Vijay Kalra

Best Production Head – PV Category

16

Maruti Suzuki India

Best Marketing & Sales Function [Overall Performance] – PV Category

17

S N Barman

Best Marketing & Sales Head [Critics Award] – PV Category

18

S Punnaivanam

Best After Sales Head – PV Category

19

Santosh Iyer

Best Marketing & Sales Head – Premium PV Category

20

Shekhar Bhide

Best After Sales Head – Premium PV Category