Hero MotoCorp is all set for the future with a major revamp in its leadership team
Keeping in mind the emerging mobility trends Hero MotoCorp has revamped its senior leadership team. Hero MotoCorp has assigned the role of the chief technology officer to Vikram Kasbekar, while Rajat Bhargava will head the newly-created ‘Emerging Mobility’ Business unit. Both Vikram and Rajat will continue to report to Pawan Munjal, Chairman, Hero MotoCorp.
Vikram Kasbekar will takeover as the chief technology officer. Vikram, who has been with Hero MotoCorp for over a decade and a half, currently is the Executive Director – Operations (Plants) at Hero MotoCorp. He will also be in charge of the center of Innovation and Technology at Jaipur and the Hero Tech Center Germany GmbH.
Vikram will replace Markus Braunsperger, who led CIT from its days of inception, and has also played a vital role in shaping the research and development set-up at Hero MotoCorp. Under the leadership of Markus, Hero successfully launched close to 40 new models including the the Destini 125 and Maestro Edge 125 scooters and the XPulse range of motorcycles. He also led the brand to a smooth transition from BS-III to BS-IV earlier and to BS-VI now, as Hero MotoCorp became the first two-wheeler manufacturer in India to receive the BS-VI certification. He is also the man behind the Hero Tech Centre Germany.
Rajat currently heads corporate strategy and performance transformation, and is also head of global business. He will head the ‘Emerging Mobility’ Business Unit which has been created for the research and development of electric vehicles.
Speaking about his new responsibility Vikram Kasbekar said, “Our R&D set-up has expanded and enhanced rapidly over the past few years and is now spread across multiple geographies. Through our robust and self-sufficient R&D ecosystem, we continue to develop technologies of the future. At our world-class facilities, a very capable team – comprising of engineers from India and across the world - is constantly engaged in designing and developing new products for millions of customers around the globe. I am deeply honored and excited to have been given this opportunity to lead the R&D team at the world’s largest two-wheeler company.”