Group CEO, Greaves Cotton Limited
Nagesh A. Basavanhalli was appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company in September 2016. Since then, he has led the transformation of the company with profitable growth, unlocking higher value for the shareholders. As a Global Leader, Cleantech Enthusiast and Corporate Strategist, he is responsible for the company’s growth strategy in India and abroad. Under his leadership, Greaves Cotton Limited has signed strategic partnerships and alliances reinforcing the company’s positioning as India’s leading last-mile transportation, solutions and services company. Nagesh has core expertise in developing the strategic vision and technology roadmap, thereby leveraging brand potential, improving the top-line and bottom-line of the business. With over 20 years of experience, Nagesh is a Global Automotive Executive with the experience of leading companies to transform, grow in terms of overall market value and strengthen worldwide presence. Nagesh has been instrumental in bringing the best technology and people to create winning brands. He believes that companies can work closely with communities to drive higher economic value and develop sustainable solutions for the world. Prior to his appointment at Greaves Cotton Limited, he has been associated with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for over two decades, last serving as the Managing Director and President of Fiat Group Automobiles India. He joined Chrysler in 1994 and has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility in engineering and product planning. He has also been associated with the ATG Group as the Group President for emerging markets. He was awarded the “Booth India Business Leader — 2009” by Chicago Booth Business School. Nagesh holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Bangalore University and a Master of Science from the University of Texas. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Business School.