2015 World Auto Forum awards have been announced with Maruti Suzuki Celerio and Ford EcoSport grabbing the Best Innovation awards. Hyundai Motor India and Maruti Suzuki India got most of the awards for their top management for passenger vehicle makers. General Motors’ Mary Teresa Barra has been voted the Most Popular MD & CEO globally while Cyrus Mistry of Tata Motors gets the Most Popular MD & CEO for Passenger Vehicles and Commercial Vehicles in India.
Awards are categorized into the following categories- Two Wheeler Makers, Passenger Vehicle Trucks & Buses (CV) Makers, Best Innovation & Most Popular MD & CEO – Global & India Auto Makers (Poll Based). The winners were selected out of 38 auto makers and their 266 CXO’s.
Anuj Guglani, Founder World Auto Forum, said “World Auto Forum has been connecting Auto Suppliers, Auto Makers & Auto Dealers in 125 Countries last 6 years now.World Auto Forum Awards is an honest & diligent effort to establish the most stringent standards in a process to reward & recognize platinum performance amongst Auto Maker CXO’s each Year!” Winners list of 2015 World Auto Forum awards:
Best Innovation Maruti Suzuki Limited Ford India Limited – Ecosport Tata Motors Limited CVBU – Tata T1 Prima Truck Racing
Passenger Vehicle Makers (Total 6 Winners) Best MD- Bo Shin Seo- Hyundai Motor India Best Chief People’s Officer (CPO)- Rajeshwar Tripathi - M&M Best Marketing & Sales Head- Rakesh Srivastava- Hyundai Motor India Best Chief Finance Officer (CFO) - Ajay Seth - Maruti Suzuki India Best Manufacturing Head- Sarangarajan T - Hyundai Motor India Best Chief Information Officer (CIO)- Rajesh Uppal - Maruti Suzuki India
Most Popular MD & CEO (Poll Based) Most Popular MD & CEO – Global – Mary Teresa Barra – General Motors Corporation, USA Most Popular MD & CEO – India – CV – Cyrus Mistry – Most Popular MD & CEO – India – 2W – Rajiv Bajaj – Bajaj Auto Limited Most Popular MD & CEO – India – PV – Cyrus Mistry – Tata Motors Limited
Trucks & Buses (CV) Makers (Total 4 Winners) Best MD & CEO- Vinod K Dasari- Ashok Leyland Best After Sales Head- R Ramesh – Bharat Benz Best Chief Information Officer (CIO) : Venkatesh Natarajan – Ashok Leyland Best Manufacturing Head : Prasann Chobe – Tata Motors
Two Wheeler Makers (Total 5 Winners) Best MD & CEO- Siddhartha Lal - Royal Enfield Best Chief Finance Officer (CFO) - SG Murali - Best Marketing & Sales – Royal Enfield Best Chief Information Officer (CIO) - Vijay Sethi – Hero MotoCorp Best After Sales Head – Prabhu Nagraj , Honda Motorcycles & Scooters