· Award conferred at the annual Apollo CV Awards 2012
· Recognition for his outstanding contribution to the automotive industry
Mumbai, May 3, 2012: Dr Pawan Goenka, President, Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., was conferred with the ‘CV Man of the Year 2012’ award at the annual Apollo CV Awards 2012. He has been conferred this accolade in recognition of his extensive contribution within the automotive industry in India and globally.
Speaking on the award, Sridhar Chari, Editor, CV Magazine said, “The year gone by has been one of the toughest for the automotive industry. Bucking this trend, Mahindra has performed well which speaks volumes for Dr Goenka's leadership qualities. He has also spearheaded various innovative achievements at the company’s automotive sector in the past year. Hence, it was a unanimous decision to honour him with this accolade. I am sure he will take Mahindra and the automotive industry to greater heights in times to come.”
While acknowledging this recognition, Dr Pawan Goenka, President, Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “It is an honour to have been chosen for this recognition by CV magazine. I dedicate this accolade to Mahindra, for providing me with a vast canvas to play with and to all my colleagues who have worked tirelessly, accepting no limits. It is a tribute to the spirit of RISE which Mahindra stands for and represents through its products and service.”
About Apollo CV Awards
Commercial Vehicle (CV) magazine is proud to be the voice of the Indian commercial vehicle industry through its extensive coverage. A logical step forward has been the endeavour to recognise and celebrate the momentous strides being made in this space. Indeed, until 2010, the year that the Apollo-CV Awards (in association with Subros Limited) made their debut, there was no dedicated awards event for the CV industry.
In this, the third edition of this event, as many as 23 awards were given away to OEMs, auto component manufacturers, application developers, fleet operators and dealers. The event also provides a forum for members of the industry to interact with their peers. In order to drive such cross-ventilation of ideas, the awards evening was the venue for a special panel discussion featuring CV industry leaders.
About The Mahindra Group
The Mahindra Group focuses on enabling people to rise. Mahindra operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, information technology and vacation ownership. Mahindra has a presence in the automotive industry, agribusiness, aerospace, components, consulting services, defence, energy, financial services, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, retail, steel and two wheelers.
In 2011, Mahindra featured on the Forbes Global 2000 list, a listing of the biggest and most powerful listed companies in the world. Dun & Bradstreet also ranked Mahindra at No. 1 in the automobile sector in its list of India’s Top 500 Companies. In 2010, Mahindra featured in the Credit Suisse Great Brands of Tomorrow. In 2011, Mahindra acquired a majority stake in Korea’s SsangYong Motor Company.
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