Toyota veteran Shekar Viswanathan to retire this month
Vice-Chairman of Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Shekar Viswanathan will retire at the end of this month after being part of the joint venture since its inception in 1998.
Viswanathan known as a prominent voice of the auto and manufacturing sectors, was elevated to the post of Vice-Chairman of the joint venture in 2013.
Viswanathan said to media, “TMC and the role played by Vikram Kirloskar in stitching together this JV needs to be emulated and applauded. India needs to build on the relationship when global companies like Toyota Motor Corporation show interest in investing in India. I am extremely happy to have contributed to the auto component industry as well as to the Toyota Kirloskar,”
Prior to as VC at Toyota Kirloskar, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts Pvt Ltd responsible for the finance, human resources and legal functions and also on the Board of TG Kirloskar Automative Pvt Ltd. His experience spans the financial services and project finance sector in a career of 29 years. He is a Director on the Board of Kirloskar Systems Limited since 2005.
Viswanathan had earlier worked with Haldia Petrochemicals, UTI and Chase Manhattan Bank. He is a member of many leading Industrial Associations in India and has held positions as President of the Bangalore Chamber of Commerce & Industry 2009-2010,Chairman -SIAM MUV Committee 2010 and elected member of CII Southern Regional Council 2009-2011.