India born automotive business veteran set to take over as President and CEO on Dec 1
India born Aruna Anand, a 25-year veteran of automotive business has been named the brand new President and CEO of main expertise firm Continental’s Automotive group sector in North America, efficient Dec 1.
She may even retain her present position as Head of the Structure and Networking enterprise space for the North American area of Continental Automotive, Auburn Hills, Michigan based mostly firm introduced Nov 21.
On this position, Anand is accountable for all world structure and networking enterprise actions that help prospects based mostly out of North America.
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“It’s an honor to be chosen as Automotive President and CEO for North America,” mentioned Anand, an Electrical and Electronics Engineering graduate from Anna College, Chennai, India and a grasp’s diploma in Laptop Science and Engineering from Oakland College. “I look ahead to main our proficient staff towards a shiny future and offering our prospects with main technological options.”
“Aruna brings an impressive mixture of expertise and expertise to the President and CEO Automotive North America place,” mentioned Nikolai Setzer, CEO, Continental AG. She is a revered chief and is a technical skilled in lots of areas which can be the main target of our future progress. Aruna’s dedication to our prospects and our workers will assist information the success of Continental within the necessary North American market.”
Since becoming a member of the corporate in 1997, Anand has held quite a few management positions throughout the totally different enterprise areas of the Continental Automotive group sector.
She was Head of Software program for Gasoline Engine and Transmissions Programs for the Digital Controls enterprise unit throughout the firm’s then Powertrain division.
She additionally led the Wi-fi Product Group Engineering throughout the Linked Automotive Networking enterprise unit of Continental’s Automobile Networking and Info enterprise space.
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Previous to being named as the top of Structure and Networking, Anand was accountable for main Continental Engineering Providers, an independently working enterprise unit that provides complete engineering companies.
In 2020, she was acknowledged by Automotive Information as one of many 100 Main Ladies within the North American Automotive business. In 2018, Anand was honored with the celebrated Automotive Information Rising Star award.
She was additionally lately acknowledged on the Ladies of Coloration Awards Gala and obtained the Skilled Achievement in Business award.