The JCB Group on August 7 announced the appointment of Mr Deepak Shetty as the Deputy CEO and Managing Director of JCB India Limited.
Mr Shetty has been with JCB for over 10 years in various leadership roles. He makes this transition after having been the Executive Vice- President Sales, Marketing, Product Support and Business Development for India and the South Asia region; a role he held for two years.
Prior to this, 48-year-old Mr Shetty was the Managing Director of JCB’s Global Excavator business in the UK for four years.
Commenting on the appointment, JCB Group CEO Mr Graeme Macdonald said: “India continues to be an important market for the Group. As part of our succession planning, we are pleased to appoint Deepak in this very challenging role. His experience in various leadership positions in India and the UK will help JCB India enter a strong and sustained phase of growth in the Indian construction equipment market.”
Beginning next year, Mr Shetty will take over as MD and CEO from Mr Subir Kumar Chowdhury, who has announced his retirement after having been with JCB India for close to 15 years.