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Fri, 28 Jun 2013 12:01:59 GMT Sajith Ansar has arrived and actually made it big with Spice Holding Group http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/sajit-ansar-has-arrived-and-actually-made-it-big-with_ceos-talk-viewsitem_11749 Bitten by the 'I want to make it big' bug, Sajith Ansar established Idea Spice just about 2002 and within a short span, he has arrived and actually made it big. Wed, 15 May 2013 07:42:24 GMT Vanitha Narayanan is the new Managing Director of IBM India replacing Shanker Annaswamy http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/vanitha-narayanan-is-the-new-managing-director-of_ceos-talk-viewsitem_10483 The global leader in computer services, International Business Machines Corp (IBM) has elevated Vanitha Narayanan as the new head for India, replacing the longest serving head of operations, Shankar Annaswamy. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:55:35 GMT Generating business through Generator sets http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/generating-business-through-generator-sets_ceos-talk-viewsitem_9778 "Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model", says former President of India, Dr Abdul Kalam. How profound the statement is. To succeed in business, it is mandatory to have an indepth knowledge of the business principles, along with a world of an experience, right? Wrong, proves M Srinivasan, Chief Executive of Generator India Corporation, who have succeeded in the business of generator distr Thu, 25 Oct 2012 07:28:26 GMT Shakir Ali is 'Digital Marketing Man of the Year 2012' http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/shakir-ali-is-digital-marketing-man-of-the-year-2012_ceos-talk-viewsitem_9717 Shakir Ali the founder CEO of E-merchant, one of India’s top digital marketing companies in India was awarded 'Digital Marketing Man of the Year 2012'. Sat, 20 Oct 2012 07:55:12 GMT Polaris Wireless introducs Altus and OmniLocate location surveillance product suite http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/polaris-wireless-introducs-altus-and-omnilocate-location_ceos-talk-viewsitem_8127 Polaris Wireless, the global leader in high-accuracy, software-based wireless location solutions, today announced a significant customer contract, for a multi-million dollar deployment of the Polaris Wireless Altus and OmniLocate location surveillance product suite in the Europe-Middle East-Africa (EMEA) region. Wed, 23 May 2012 08:09:20 GMT Fourth edition of Automotive R&D Trends 2015 conference held in Chennai http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/fourth-edition-of-automotive-r-d-trends-2015-conference_ceos-talk-viewsitem_7331 The fourth edition of the conference on Automotive R&D Trends 2015 with the theme, Automotive Technology - Mobility as a system was held at Hilton Hotel in Chennai today. Mon, 27 Feb 2012 12:46:53 GMT Conference on Automotive R&D Trends 2015 to be held in Chennai on February 27, 2012 http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/conference-on-automotive-r-d-trends-2015-to-be-held_ceos-talk-viewsitem_7310 A conference on Automotive R&D Trends 2015 would be held on February 27, 2012 at 9.30 am at the Ball Room of Hotel Hilton, Guindy in Chennai, where Victorian Automotive Delegation led by John Conomos AO, Australian Automotive Industry Envoy will enligthen about that country's growth in the automotive segment. The event is organised jointly organised by the CII and TDPC. Fri, 24 Feb 2012 12:53:58 GMT Dan DeChristopher is the new MD and CEO of BMW Financial Services India http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/dan-dechristopher-is-the-new-md-and-ceo-of-bmw-financial_ceos-talk-viewsitem_7244 Dan DeChristopher appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, BMW Financial Services India. Mon, 20 Feb 2012 09:55:13 GMT Renault reports automotive operational free cash flow of € 1084 million in 2011 http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/renault-reports-automotive-operational-free-cash-flow_ceos-talk-viewsitem_7213 The French car manufacturer Renault has reported automotive operational free cash flow of 1084 million euros, in line with the trajectory set in mide-term plan, Renault 2016 - Drive the Change. Fri, 17 Feb 2012 04:47:34 GMT Essar becomes fourth largest single location flat steel manufacturer in the world http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/essar-becomes-fourth-largest-single-location-flat_ceos-talk-viewsitem_6772 Essar Projects Limited handed over five million tonne per annum plant in Hazira, Gujarat to Essar Steel, making it the world's fourth largest single location flat steel complex with ten million capacity. Thu, 19 Jan 2012 07:54:08 GMT Daimler premiers 'BharatBenz' in India http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/daimler-premiers-made-in-india-maiden-truck-bharatbenz_ceos-talk-viewsitem_6541 Daimler, one of the world's largest manufacturers of trucks above six tonnes, premiered the first look of the new BharatBenz on Wednesday in New Delhi on the eve of Auto Expo 2012, to be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi between January 5-11. Wed, 04 Jan 2012 15:55:21 GMT Sankar Sealing Systems to enter aftermarket segment with the launch motorcycle gaskets at Delhi Auto Expo 2012 http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/sankar-sealing-systems-to-enter-aftermarket-segment_ceos-talk-viewsitem_6454 The Chennai based Sankar Sealing Systems Private Limited, one of the leading gasket manufacturers in the country has signed up a new JV agreement with the Japanese firm JP Gaskets and is setting up a two-wheeler gasket manufacturing unit at Sriperumbudur and another gasket manufacturing unit at Chakan near Pune. Thu, 29 Dec 2011 09:32:22 GMT TiECON Chennai 2011 confers Suresh Krishna the Lifetime Achievement Award http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/tiecon-chennai-2011-confers-suresh-krishna-the-lifetime_ceos-talk-viewsitem_6133 TiECON Chennai 2011 recently conferred Suresh Krishna, head of Sundram Fasteners with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Walking through his life for the last 50 years steering the growth of TVS Group in general and Sundram Fasteners in particular, the CMD Suresh Krishna shares his experience in business as well as reveals his other personal pursuits, while taking part at the TiECON 2011 in Chennai. Fri, 02 Dec 2011 10:49:19 GMT Indian entrepreneurs have three times more talent now http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/indian-entrepreneurs-have-three-times-more-talent_ceos-talk-viewsitem_5995 India has three times more talent now who have 15 years experience than ten years ago. As you know talent is one of the key fuels for entrepreneurship, Gopal Srinivas, Chairman of Awards Committee, TiECON Chennai 2011. said Fri, 25 Nov 2011 08:40:54 GMT Nissan X-Trail, National Geographic Channel present X-treme Trail http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/nissan-x-trail-national-geographic-channel-present_ceos-talk-viewsitem_5645 National Geographic Channel and Nissan India will give television viewers an experience into the unchartered terrains of the country through its new adventure reality show X-treme Trail. Thu, 03 Nov 2011 12:42:39 GMT GKN Driveline to supply CVJ System to Tata Nano Diesel car http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/gkn-driveline-to-supply-cvj-system-to-tata-nano-diesel_ceos-talk-viewsitem_5643 GKN Driveline is working closely with Tata Motors in Tata Nano diesel car to be launched in 2012, along with India specific cars, says Ravindra Ojha, Managing Director, GKN Driveline. Thu, 03 Nov 2011 11:38:09 GMT GKN Driveline inaugurates the Rs 48 crore precision forge unit at Oragadam, Chennai http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/gkn-driveline-inaugurates-the-rs-48-crore-precision_ceos-talk-viewsitem_5629 GKN Driveline, the UK based global supplier of automotive driveline systems and solutions has formally inaugurated its new precision forging facility at its existing plant at Oragadam near Chennai in Tamil Nadu. Wed, 02 Nov 2011 16:20:14 GMT German Industrial safety firm Pilz enter Indian automotive business http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/german-industrial-safety-firm-pilz-enter-indian-automotive_ceos-talk-viewsitem_5522 German Industrial safety firm Pilz enter Indian automotive segment and is setting up a development centre in Chennai by March 2012. Fri, 21 Oct 2011 07:43:50 GMT Volvo to increase capacity of Hoskote plant with an investment of Rs 400 crore http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/volvo-to-increase-capacity-of-hoskote-plant-with-an_ceos-talk-viewsitem_5441 Volvo Bus Corporation, the Swedish auto major is contemplating on ramping up its Hosakote plant near Bangalore, with an investment of Rs 400 crore. Fri, 14 Oct 2011 06:12:39 GMT S Sridhar is the new CEO of Escorts' Agri Machinery Group http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/s-sridhar-is-the-new-ceo-of-escorts-agri-machinery_ceos-talk-viewsitem_5367 Escorts Ltd today appointed S Sridhar as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its Agri Machinery Business. Mon, 10 Oct 2011 13:42:57 GMT Sustainable technology will change design, operational characteristic of mobility in India, Seshasayee http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/sustainable-technology-will-change-design-operational_ceos-talk-viewsitem_5317 The acceptance of sustainable transportation is gaining wide acceptance and has become a competitive advantage for automobile manufactures. Sustainable technology will change design and operational characteristic of mobility in the country, R Seshasayee, Patron-APAC 16 (Executive Vice-Chairman, Ashok Leyland Ltd), while addressing the gathering at the 16 - International Conference on ‘sustainable technologies for safe and smart mobility’ commenced at Chennai Trade Centre, Nandambakkam in Chennai yesterday s Fri, 07 Oct 2011 06:29:54 GMT Decline in public transpotration worrisome factor, Venu Srinivasan http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/decline-in-public-transpotration-worrisome-factor_ceos-talk-viewsitem_5316 India will be the third largest market for automotive by 2030 and what is worrying will be the decline in public transportation, says Venu Srinivasan, inaugurating the 16th Asia Pacific Automotive Engineering Conference in Chennai. Fri, 07 Oct 2011 05:06:38 GMT HMSI to reduce waiting period of two-wheelers http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/hmsi-to-reduce-waiting-period-of-two-wheelers_ceos-talk-viewsitem_5162 Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) yesterday announced that it had laid out a concrete plan to reduce the waiting period for its motorcycles and scooters to less than one month from the current three months. Fri, 30 Sep 2011 04:53:20 GMT Allow free movement of professionals between India-US, Sharma http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/allow-free-movement-of-professionals-between-india-us_ceos-talk-viewsitem_5033 Indian Commerce, Industry and Textiles Minister, Anand Sharma urges for early conclusion of investment and totalisation agreements between India and the US, while addressing the India-US CEO Forum. Fri, 23 Sep 2011 12:06:49 GMT Carl-Peter Forster quits Tata Motors Group as CEO http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/carl-peter-forster-quits-tata-motors-group-as-ceo_ceos-talk-viewsitem_4775 A little less than two years after he took over as the Tata Motors Group chief executive officer and managing director, Carl-Peter Forster resigned on Friday, citing unavoidable personal circumstances'. Sun, 11 Sep 2011 12:57:25 GMT SCL appoints Sudharshan Venu as Additional Director http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/scl-appoints-sudharshan-venu-as-additional-director_ceos-talk-viewsitem_4661 Sudharshan Venu, son of Sundaram-Clayton Limited Chairman and Managing Director of TVS Motor Venu Srinivasan was appointed as Additional Director. Sat, 03 Sep 2011 11:04:37 GMT Ashok Mittal appointed CEO of Emkay Commotrade http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/ashok-mittal-appointed-ceo-of-emkay-commotrade_ceos-talk-viewsitem_4433 Emkay Global Financial Services Limited today announced the appointment of Ashok Mittal as CEO of Emkay Commotrade Ltd. Thu, 18 Aug 2011 06:16:09 GMT Jindal ITF setting up India's largest inland waterways transportation system http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/jindal-itf-setting-up-india-s-largest-inland-waterways_ceos-talk-viewsitem_4337 Jindal ITF and NTPC have entered into a strategic alliance for the creation and operation of infrastructure for transportation of coal through inland waterways, required for NTPC's power plant located at Farakka, West Bengal. Fri, 12 Aug 2011 11:07:30 GMT MS Swaminathan Environment Protection Award for R Seshasayee http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/ms-swaminathan-environment-protection-award-for-r_ceos-talk-viewsitem_4243 R Seshasayee, Executive Vice Chairman, Ashok Leyland Limited received the coveted MS Swaminathan Environment Protection Award in Chennai on Saturday. Mon, 08 Aug 2011 06:04:58 GMT Nissan launches mid sized premium Sunny in India http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/nissan-launches-mid-sized-premium-sunny-in-india_ceos-talk-viewsitem_4165 Nissan Motor India Private Ltd (NMIPL) today unveiled its premium vehicle offering for the mid size segment in India - the new Nissan Sunny and it will hit the market in the next few months to coincide with the festive season. Wed, 03 Aug 2011 11:52:18 GMT Mallika Srinivasan elected to AGCO Board of Directors http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/mallika-srinivasan-elected-to-agco-board-of-directors_ceos-talk-viewsitem_4002 Mallika Srinivasan, Chairman and CEO of Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited (TAFE), an Amalgamation Group and wife of TVS Motor Co Managing Director Venu Srinivasan is elected to the Board of Directors by AGCO, a global manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment. Sat, 23 Jul 2011 09:56:28 GMT Lufthansa launches first biofuel-based commercial service http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/lufthansa-launches-first-biofuel-based-commercial_ceos-talk-viewsitem_3962 Lufthansa has launched the world's first ever daily commercial passenger service operating on biofuel. The four Hamburg-Frankfurt return daily flights will be the first in the world to use a biofuel blend. Wed, 20 Jul 2011 12:43:37 GMT Bajaj-KTM bikes to be launched next year http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/bajaj-ktm-bikes-to-be-launched-next-year_ceos-talk-viewsitem_3829 Austrian sports bike maker KTM today said it would launch its first motorcycle, jointly developed with Bajaj Auto Ltd, in India at the Auto Expo to be held in the capital early next year. Wed, 13 Jul 2011 10:21:35 GMT Praful Patel meets with captains of Indian automotive industry http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/praful-patel-meets-with-captains-of-indian-automotive_ceos-talk-viewsitem_3809 A round table meeting was held by Praful Patel, Minister, Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises with Chief Executive Officers of leading automobile and auto component firms in Delhi today. Tue, 12 Jul 2011 08:04:10 GMT Nissan CEO's $ 12 millon pay gets shareholder scrutiny http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/nissan-ceo-s-12-millon-pay-gets-shareholder-scrutiny_ceos-talk-viewsitem_1273 Nissan Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn fielded questions from shareholders about his 982 million yen ($12 million) paycheck but won approval with no problems for another two-year stint as head of the Japanese automaker. Wed, 29 Jun 2011 10:32:30 GMT Daimler CEO warns of rising emerging market risks http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/daimler-ceo-warns-of-rising-emerging-market-risks_ceos-talk-viewsitem_3143 Germany's Daimler warned of increasing economic risks in emerging markets such as China that could cause the auto industry's growth engine to sputter. Wed, 22 Jun 2011 13:20:53 GMT Nissan rolls out 100,000th Micra car from Chennai plant http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/nissan-rolls-out-100-000th-micra-car-from-chennai_ceos-talk-viewsitem_3074 Nissan's Chennai plant achieves milestone of producing one lakh Micra cars in just over a year. Thu, 16 Jun 2011 12:22:28 GMT Ferrari targets to sell 100 cars in India in the next three years http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/ferrari-targets-to-sell-100-cars-in-india-in-the-next_ceos-talk-viewsitem_2895 Ferrari, the iconic premium sports car forayed into Indian market with the roll out of its popular models including California, 458 Italia, 599 GTB Fiorano and the newest FF with prices varying between Rs 2.20 crore and Rs 3.41 crore in New Delhi yesterday. Fri, 27 May 2011 04:47:48 GMT GKN Driveline continues expansion in India http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/gkn-driveline-continues-expansion-in-india_ceos-talk-viewsitem_1126 The UK-based automotive driveline manufacturer GKN Driveline is continuing its rapid growth in India with the groundbreaking of a new manufacturing facility for CVJ Systems and trans axle Solutions in Pune. Thu, 26 May 2011 13:58:52 GMT Tata Toyo to set up R&D Centre in Pune http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/tata-toyo-to-set-up-r-d-centre-in-pune_ceos-talk-viewsitem_2891 Tata Toyo Radiators, the joint venture between Tata AutoComp Systems, TRAD and Mitsubishi Metals of Japan has signed an agreement with the intention of setting up an R&D Centre in Pune. Thu, 26 May 2011 08:26:45 GMT Rane Brake Lining achieves a turnover of Rs 305.84 crore, up 29 percent http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/rane-brake-lining-achieves-a-turnover-of-rs-305-84_ceos-talk-viewsitem_2877 Rane Brake Lining Limited, the Chennai-based manufacturer of brake linings, clutch facings, disk pads, registered sales and Operating income of Rs 305.84 crore for the current fiscal year as against Rs 236.30 crore for the previous year ended March 31, 2010. This represents a growth of 29 percent on year on year basis. Tue, 24 May 2011 07:41:15 GMT Renault-Nissan India appoints Kou Kimura as new CEO & MD http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/renault-nissan-india-appoints-kou-kimura-as-new-ceo_ceos-talk-viewsitem_2681 Renault-Nissan Automotive India Private Ltd (RNAIPL) announced the appointment of Kou Kimura as the new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director for its manufacturing facility at Oragadam, near Chennai with effect from April 1, 2011. Wed, 20 Apr 2011 10:35:37 GMT Alstom's new manufacturing facility in Chennai to go on stream in 2013 http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/alstom-s-new-manufacturing-facility-in-chennai-to_ceos-talk-viewsitem_2627 Alstom Projects India Limited, as part of its plan to supply coaches to the Chennai Metro is setting up a new manufacturing facility in Chennai that will go on stream in 2013. Wed, 13 Apr 2011 14:50:39 GMT Mahindra names Dr Pawan Goenka as Chairman of SsangYong Motor Co http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/mahindra-names-dr-pawan-goenka-as-chairman-of-ssangyong_ceos-talk-viewsitem_2507 Dr Pawan Goenka, President (Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors), Mahindra & Mahindra Limited has been appointed as the Chairman of SsangYong Motor Company of Korea. Thu, 17 Mar 2011 13:33:08 GMT India should upgrade R&D practices in auto industry, JETRO http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/india-should-upgrade-r-d-practices-in-auto-industry_ceos-talk-viewsitem_2313 India should upgrade R&D practices to be able to develop top class precision machine tools and equipment. Most of the Japanese SMEs set up in the country find it difficult to locally source capital assets like dies and moulds. Therefore the display of true potential of the Indian technology and networking ability is the need of the hour, Shinya Fujii, Director General of JETRO Chennai said at a seminar on 'Procurement of Auto Components from South India'. Wed, 09 Feb 2011 05:10:14 GMT Saab to establish R&D Centre in India http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/saab-to-establish-r-d-centre-in-india_ceos-talk-viewsitem_2311 Swedish defence major Saab AB announced that it would establish an R&D Centre in India, while it is about to forge an alliance with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited in the arena of airborne electronic warfare systems. Tue, 08 Feb 2011 13:27:45 GMT Dr Venki Padmanabhan is the new CEO of Royal Enfield http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/dr-venki-padmanabhan-is-the-new-ceo-of-royal-enfield_ceos-talk-viewsitem_808 Chennai-based two-wheeler manufacturer Royal Enfield Motors that makes iconic Bullet motorcycle has appointed Dr Venki Padmanabhan as its new CEO. Wed, 02 Feb 2011 09:26:02 GMT Frank Deiss is the new President and CEO of Beijing Benz http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/frank-deiss-is-the-new-president-and-ceo-of-beijing_ceos-talk-viewsitem_2205 Frank Deiss is replacing Gunter Butschek as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd, a joint venture between Daimler AG and Bejing Automotive Industrial Holding, effective March 1, 2011. Fri, 14 Jan 2011 07:29:52 GMT Nissan India targets to sell 80,000 Micra cars by March 2011 http://smehorizon.sulekha.com/nissan-india-targets-to-sell-80-000-micra-cars-by_ceos-talk-viewsitem_561 The Chennai-based Nissan India, the subsidiary of Japanese auto major Nissan is aiming at selling 80,000 units by March 2011, says Kiminobu Tokuyama, MD & CEO of NMIPL. Tue, 14 Dec 2010 07:22:17 GMT