New Delhi: Hitachi India today appointed Bharat Kaushal as its Managing Director of the company. Kaushal is also the first Indian to spearhead the company’s operations in the country.
Kaushal will focus on promoting Hitachi’s Social Innovation Business in India, the company said in a statement. The new appointment will be effective from June 1.
Currently, Kaushal serves as Chairman of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) in India — also the first non-Japanese to be appointed as SMBC India’s CEO.
“It is a privilege to be entrusted with the responsibility of leading a company with an iconic legacy. I will aim at aggressively expanding Hitachi’s Social Innovation Business by building on the core ethos of the company,” said Kaushal.