CEAT names Vishal Pawar as Senior Vice President – Global Sales and Supply Chain

Vishal Pawar replaces Saurav Mukherjee, who has resigned after over four successful years in the role.

CEAT has announced the promotion of Vishal Pawar to Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Supply Chain. This change marks a new phase in CEAT’s growth.

Vishal Pawar, previously the Vice President of Replacement Sales, will replace Saurav Mukherjee, who has resigned after over four successful years in the role. Mukherjee’s efforts have been crucial in developing CEAT’s global sales and supply chain strategies.

Pawar brings a wealth of experience to his new role. An engineering graduate from the College of Engineering Pune and a management graduate from SIBM, he started his career with TAFE Limited in Chennai as a Management Trainee. He first joined CEAT in 2005 as Category Head, later becoming the Zonal Sales Head for the South.

In 2019, Pawar moved to Garware Technical Fibres but returned to CEAT to become Vice President of India’s largest aftermarket sales division. His extensive experience makes him the ideal candidate to lead CEAT’s global sales and supply chain.

Arnab Banerjee, MD & CEO of CEAT, said, “We are thrilled to have Vishal in this crucial role. His industry knowledge, strategic vision, and leadership skills make him perfect to drive our global sales and supply chain initiatives. I am confident that under his leadership, CEAT will reach new heights. We also thank Saurav Mukherjee for his significant contributions and wish him the best in his future endeavours.”

Vishal Pawar said, “I am excited to take on this role and aim to elevate CEAT’s market share and brand. My focus will be on developing capabilities and strengthening processes for sustainable growth.”

Vishal Pawar assumed his new position on July 1, 2024, following Saurav Mukherjee’s departure on July 31, 2024.